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I’m responsible for fire safety in a block of flats. Do I need a fire risk assessment?

If you are responsible for fire safety in a building, it is your legal responsibility to make sure that the building has an up to date fire risk assessment.

The law says that the ‘responsible person’ must get a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment that covers the shared parts of their building.

As the responsible person, you must also:

If you do not carry out a fire risk assessment you could face an unlimited fine and/or up to 2 years in prison.


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