Author Topic: Sleeping above a restaurant  (Read 836 times)

Offline numpty

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 10
Sleeping above a restaurant
« on: November 11, 2022, 06:12:05 PM »
Apart from it being daft not to protect myself or or other family members, if I owned & operated a restaurant and lived above it, woukd I still need to have protection from the fire risk of the restaurant downstairs?
« Last Edit: November 11, 2022, 07:57:21 PM by numpty »

Offline AnthonyB

  • Firenet Extinguisher Expert
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2477
Re: Sleeping above a restaurant
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 08:55:27 PM »
Yes as you would be relevant persons under the legislation:
"?relevant persons? means?
(a)any person (including the responsible person) who is or may be lawfully on the premises; and
(b)any person in the immediate vicinity of the premises who is at risk from a fire on the premises,"

Living above the restaurant is in the immediate vicinity and certainly at risk if a fire started in it - so it still requires protection even if it's not used by employees or let to tenants.
Anthony Buck
Owner & Fire Safety Consultant at Fire Wizard

Extinguisher/Fire History Enthusiast

Fire Extinguisher Facebook Group: