Welcome Guest! The IOSH forums are a free resource to both members and non-members. Login or register to use them

Postings made by forum users are personal opinions. IOSH is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any of the information contained in forum postings. Please carefully consider any advice you receive.

Notification

Icon
Error

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Admin  
#1 Posted : 15 February 2002 18:21:00(UTC)
Rank: Guest
Admin

Posted By Mark Edwards
Could anyone please advise me on the responsibility of obtaining a Fire Certificate, is the onus on the Landlord or the company using his premises, this particular case concerns an office housing 20 admin staff. Many thanks once again. Mark Edwards.
Admin  
#2 Posted : 15 February 2002 18:39:00(UTC)
Rank: Guest
Admin

Posted By shaun mckeever
Mark, basically, an application for a fire certificate should be made by the occupier of the premises unless the premises are multi-occupancy in which case it should be made by the owners of the property (or the landlord on behalf of the owner).
Admin  
#3 Posted : 18 February 2002 14:26:00(UTC)
Rank: Guest
Admin

Posted By Gary Cutter
Hi Mark

Anyone can make an application for a fire certificate so it could be a representative of the owner or one of the occupiers. The responsibility for undertaking any works from an enforcement perspective would rest with the owner if the building were multi-occupied. If the building were in single occupancy then the responsibility to carry out any works would rest with the owner (sorry nothing is a straight forward as you would hope).

Incidentally, you may be fall below the perquisite mandatory numbers required for a fire certificate, or you may for that matter be considered low risk and not require a fire certificate. The only way to find out is to apply for a fire certificate.

Notwithstanding any of the above you will still fall within the scope of the Fire Precautions Workplace Regulations and have to do a risk assessment.

Gary Cutter
Chair
Fire Risk Managements Specialist Group.
Admin  
#4 Posted : 18 February 2002 21:37:00(UTC)
Rank: Guest
Admin

Posted By shaun mckeever
Mark

Gary is quite right, anyone can actually apply for a fire certificate, what I should have said is where the responsibility lies. However, I think Gary is wrong in saying that where there is a single occupier it is the owner who is responsible for the works. I believe it is the occupier. Sometimes you think you know the answer to something then someone goes and sows a seed of doubt!
Perhaps Gary will correct me if I am wrong.
Admin  
#5 Posted : 04 March 2002 13:34:00(UTC)
Rank: Guest
Admin

Posted By Gary Cutter
Sorry, I should have said occupier as Shaun has ponted out.

Regards

Gary
Users browsing this topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.