1. Non-domestic premises
- Any place that the public have access to
- All commercial premises and workplaces
- Common areas of any multi-occupied, residential buildings
2. Shared premises
It is likely that in shared areas, there is more than one responsible person. You generally have to co-ordinate the fire safety plans to ensure that the people on your premises or around your premises are safe. It is often found that for shared and common areas, the landlord, the managing agent or the freeholder is the responsible person.
New buildings, alterations and extensions
Whether you are building new premises or having any building work done on an already existing building, it is mandatory that you comply with all the building regulations. Compliance of these regulations will include designing fire safety into the extension or the proposed building.