Training for the responsible person

We often get asked questions around the responsibilities when it comes to Fire regulations as the ‘responsible person’.  Just to be clear the employer or building owner or controller is the person responsible for the safety of their employees and anyone else who is on the (non-domestic) premises, such as members of the public or visitors as per the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO).

As the responsible person you must ensure people can safely escape in the event of a fire.  But also by law you must be properly trained in the following areas:

  • Legal requirements
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire precautions and fire safety policy
  • Reducing the risk and spread of fire
  • Managing the means of escape
  • Safety signs and emergency lighting
  • Fire fighting and detection equipment and maintenance
  • Procedures in the event of fire
  • Employee training
  • Record keeping

If this is you and you need to access training, why not check out our online training solutions or call the team to discuss your requirements in more detail on 01582 668500