Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed....
In the private sector, responsibility for applying to the fund will rest with the responsible person.
Under the Fire Safety Order, the RP is the entity responsible for ensuring the safety of residents in their building from fire and assess the risk and identify suitable mitigating measures where they are needed.
In a block of flats the responsible person is typically
- The freeholder/landlord
- Residential management company
- The managing agent
- The Right to Manage Company
The responsible person should already have information they can use to consider their eligibility for the fund. The government encourages RPs to speak to their local Fire and Rescue Service about the implications of installing a common alarm in their building and to keep leaseholders informed of their intentions.
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- Make a written fire safety advice query