04 March 2015

False. The ‘responsible person’ is normally the organisation, but in multi-occupancy buildings they could also be the managing agent or landlord.

The ‘responsible person’ must nominate a competent fire risk assessor either from within his own undertaking or by employing a third party competent fire risk assessor.

Regardless of who carries out the fire risk assessment, be it a member of the organisation or a third party fire risk assessor, the adequacy of the fire risk assessment rests with the ‘responsible person’.

The ‘responsible person’ must then ensure that the significant findings of the fire risk assessment are implemented and that all the fire protection systems are in place and managed accordingly.