Three firms ordered to pay fines totalling £670,000 after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds.
With the current appetite for equipment being both smaller and portable, what consideration is being given within the fire risk assessment to the use of battery supported equipment be this, mobile phones (and chargers per say) through to mobility scooters, tools and other work-related items. Rules and regulations here are muddy and unlikely to fall…
Atholville ordered to pay £15,500 due to escape routes blocked and safety systems poorly maintained.
A court’s heard firefighters called to a block of flats in Douglas found escape routes blocked and safety systems poorly maintained. Atholville Management Ltd appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse. Company director George Graham Christopher Shaw, who lives in one of the apartments on Castle Drive, pleaded guilty to a total of nine breaches of…
The director of a Croydon scrap tyre yard has been handed a suspended prison sentence for a series of fire safety offences after an emergency fire door was nailed shut in a building where workers were living. Sentencing Tyre Channel Ltd (TC Ltd) and its director Anup Patel at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, His…
The director of a Croydon scrap tyre yard has been handed a suspended prison sentence for a series of fire safety offences after an emergency fire door was nailed shut in a building where workers were living. Read the full article at London News Online website >
A judge has ordered two private landlords to pay a total of £14,858 for illegally renting out an unlicensed house without working smoke alarms to tenants whose teenage son died after it caught fire. Read the full article on the FSM website >
A Stratford Hotel is fined £45k for fire safety failings. There was no fire risk assessment in place or any evidence of methodical management of fire safety and on duty staff could not explain emergency procedures. Read the full article on the IFSC Global website >
School Foundation and Risk Assessor fined £10,000 apiece following a routine inspection. Read the full article on the Examinerlive website >
A retired builder has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £80,000 after an employee died in a fire at his home
Residents on two housing estates where blocks of flats burned down have been left at risk because of fire stopping measures in buildings being “missing or useless”.