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

The short answer is yes.

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 don’t do this, you could face an unlimited fine and up to two years in prison.


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