Within the appreciations of clause 15 of the PAS 79 redraft is a requirement for “ adequate fire safety signage” and for suitable and sufficient emergency lighting for premises other than housing. Currently within the fire and life safety market there are differing views on what is considered suitable or sufficient and the fact that…
A Hotel owner was handed down a nine-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, for fire safety breaches at the premises.
It is vitally important to ensure that should the worst occur you have adequate and proficient measures in place to deal, with it. Some sites have 24/7 on site fire support with ex brigade staff and equipment to act as a 1st response, some will have local bespoke support from the FRS to allow them…
The owner of the Cornhill Hotel, 377 – 379, Promenade, Blackpool, has been given a 9 month sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Preston Crown Court reports the Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service
It is vital that business owners continue to prioritise the fire safety of the business, the safety of the people working there and/or those visiting the business
As we start to come out of quarantine it is essential that the normal housekeeping issues that applied prior to lockdown is reinstated if it has been suspended. Remember that the fire alarm will need its weekly test, is the person responsible for this at work or have they been furloughed and if yes then…
A care home manager has been fined £500 following a blaze in which an elderly woman died.
The Fire Safety Bill has had a successful Second Reading in the House of Commons during which James Brokenshire (the Minister of State at the Home Office) focused on the tragic Grenfell Tower fire and stressed that “the Government is resolute in its commitment to ensure that events of this kind are never repeated.”
The Government is proposing to apply the new safety regime initially to all multi-occupied residential buildings of at least 18 metres, or more than six storeys (buildings “in scope”), but this can be extended to other premises.
When considering the implications of your fire risk assessment you as the client need to be aware of the potential of the consequences, and that changing your assessor just because of the comments within your assessment is not a really sensible way forwards either.