Your 'responsible person' will create all fire-related documents
You must appoint a 'responsible person' to be responsible for fire safety, including plans for an emergency and all fire risk assessments. They must:
- Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- Tell staff or their representatives about the risks identified
- Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
- Plan for an emergency
- Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
These requirements are outlined in the government guidance on fire safety in the workplace.
You must have a fire evacuation plan
To create the plan, your 'responsible person' can read the Fire Safety Advice Centre's guidance on forming a fire evacuation plan. This includes guidance on personal emergency evacuation plans (PEEPs) – see 'Make separate plans for people with mobility needs' below.
A clear passageway to all escape routes Clearly-marked escape routes that are as short and