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.
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.
Concerns have been raised over an airport’s evacuation procedures and care for fire safety after passengers claimed there were ‘blocked fire exits.’
About 30 firefighters tackled a blaze at a secondary school which may have been caused by a lightning strike. The Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) for this site should have highlighted the need for surge protection and the issues within BS 62305 which would have much reduced the risk of this fire or, possibly avoided it altogether.
Salim Virani, the boss of The Crown Hotel in Burnley, has pleaded guilty to a string of offences after the hotel was shut down in 2017. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service carried out an inspection in 2017 and found a range of problems, which varied from a lack of fire detectors and alarms to missing…
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Mohammed Saleem, of Bromham Road, Bedford, pleaded guilty when the appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. (Jan 29) The court heard how Mr Saleem had not complied with a number of building regulations including some critical fire safety requirements while carrying out work to convert an existing office space into flats. In passing sentence,…
Over 600 prosecutions have taken place since the Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (The FSO) came into force in 2006. The Order dictates that where premises exist as a workplace, the Employer is usually the person, or organisation with responsibilities for fire safety. Every employer should be mindful of their fire risk management responsibilities, but…