Following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London in 2017, many housing providers are working hard to ensure their housing stock is safe.
P.A. Fire Systems Ltd, a family-run fire alarm installation company based in West Sussex, recently completed work on two children’s homes for Hillcrest Children’s Services. Find out about the brief and how they met it.
A tenant pretending to be landlord has been ordered to pay more than £21,000 after he carved up five family homes he rented into unsafe bedsits – putting the lives of at least 40 vulnerable residents at risk.
A £38,000 fine and a suspended sentence has been enforced on a landlord who put his tenants’ lives at risk with his ‘careless’ approach to fire safety.
Two former directors of Lawrence Skip Hire Ltd were given suspended prison sentences and community punishment orders at Worcester Crown Court.
The fire began at Cawleys waste transfer and recycling depot on the Finedon Road Industrial Estate in Wellingborough shortly before 2.30pm on Friday 5th July, according to the local fire service.
Kensington and Chelsea Council has blamed its failure to replace 4,000 fire doors across its housing stock on a lack of ‘reliable products’
Last May the borough announced plans to spend £3.5m on remediation works after investigations found the doors fell short of requirements set out in building regulations.
A £40,000 fine has been handed to the owners of a recycling plant, two years after an ‘avoidable fire’ broke out.
Housing providers are conducting invasive fire risk assessment surveys to ascertain whether fire protection can support a stay-put policy.