The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was introduced to replace most fire safety legislation and fire regulations with one simple order. Under the Order, anyone who has control of the premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may be a “responsible person”.
“responsible person” means—
(a)in relation to a workplace, the employer, if the workplace is to any extent under his control;
(b)in relation to any premises not falling within paragraph (a)—
(i)the person who has control of the premises (as occupier or otherwise) in connection with the carrying on by him of a trade, business or other undertaking (for profit or not); or
(ii)the owner, where the person in control of the premises does not have control in connection with the carrying on by that person of a trade, business or other undertaking.
For example, it could be: