From 1st October 2006 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the Responsible Person (RP) of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment, including measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire, and identify persons at risk.
As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe. You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.
In other words, you're legally required to have properly trained people who can do those activities. In the majority of instances businesses will appoint fire marshals to help meet that requirement. The number you need should be identified through your fire risk assessments.
We have fully qualified Fire Risk Assessors available to us who can carry out: