Our one day ‘Responsible Person’ course will give delegates the skills and confidence to manage Fire Safety in their organisation’s premises to meet employer obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. At the end of this course delegates will understand their legal obligations and be proficient in the theory and practice of Managing Fire Safety and Hazard Spotting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will have knowledge of the legal obligations and responsibilities in relation to fire safety for employers or persons in control of non- domestic premises.
  • Understand all general principles that apply to escape routes and fire safety provisions. The student will also understand how to provide simple escape route solutions to common issues with building layouts.
  • Understand how to maintain a fire risk assessment for a premise. All the previous knowledge acquired through the course will now be applied, to find solutions to problems through discussion.
  • Understand the difference between risk assessment and auditing, the importance of auditing and how it supports the risk assessment and, will understand how to spot common hazards in the work place and what solutions to apply.

Topics Covered


  • Employer’s legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Competent persons and relevant persons
  • Fire records and compliance documents.
  • Fire inspections
  • Enforcement from the courts
  • Enforcement from the authorities

Means of Escape

  • Construction
  • Corridors, stairwells
  • Special Situations, Inner rooms, Dead ends
  • Door sizes
  • Travel distances
  • Signage
  • Lighting

Fire Risk Assessment

  • Methodical approach to the fire risk assessment
  • Initial approach
  • Five step method


  • Hazard spotting
  • Recording
  • Prioritising