Business safety

Meeting your legal obligations

It is now no longer the Fire and Rescue Service's duty to make sure that business premises are safe. Accountability now lies squarely and firmly with 'the responsible person' in all premises other than a single private dwelling.

What you need to do

Fire safety at work

To find out who is responsible for fire safety at work and information on risk assessments, equipment and training, visit the GOV.UK website:

Fire Protection Officers (FPO)

Our Fire Protection Officers (FPO) will audit the premises, including the fire risk assessment and any relevant documentation relating to any premises. At the end of the audit the 'responsible person' will be informed of their compliance level. The FPO will discuss any matters of concern with the 'responsible person'.

If you require any further information, advice or a visit from one of our FPOs, please fill in the form below and the team will be in touch to discuss any queries:

Request a visit or advice from Fire Protection

Setting up a new business?

The Northamptonshire County Council website has more useful information for anyone starting their own business, including more details on meeting your obligations:

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