The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.
This means that you’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:
anyone else with control of the premises, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor
You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, for example if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
Further guidance can viewed using the following link.