The number of low and medium rise residential buildings with serious fire and life safety deficiencies is high but as they are not high rise they have slipped off the radar in most cases.
A restaurant owner in Banbury has been prosecuted for failing to provide suitable fire safety arrangements for members of the public.
As the Fire Safety Order was never intended to apply to domestic premises, it is perhaps surprising that over a quarter of all prosecutions brought under the Order since 2009 involve an element of domestic living accommodation.
On commercial sites where the end user client has opted for roof mounted solar panels as a method supporting their electrical use and costs there are 3 specific issues that should be considered both in terms of the life safety provision and the insurance provision. What is the provision to isolate the stored energy retained…