If you own, manage or operate a business, you need to comply with fire safety law.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or "the Fire Safety Order".
The Order applies to all buildings, places and structures except individual private homes – i.e. individual flats in a block or family homes.
Other places covered by the Order include shared areas in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), blocks of flats and maisonettes
You need to make sure:
It varies from business to business, but generally includes:
It's mandatory to carry out a detailed fire risk assessment identifying the risks and hazards in a commercial premises. By law, if you are responsible for the premises, you need to make sure that a Fire Risk Assessment has been completed by a competent person or your Fire Risk Assessment must be recorded if you have a total of five or more employees or your business has a licence under enactment in force.
The responsible person for the premises is required to:
Maintenance of fire alarms and fire equipment