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A Hertfordshire business man has been fined £25000 for serious fire safety breaches in his leased pub, where fire safety checks had stopped.
A restaurant owner has been given a prison sentence and fined a total of £29,000 after admitting a number of fire safety failings at his restaurant in Nottinghamshire. When Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) visited the premises, they identified a number of issues including fundamental layout issues relating to protection of the staircase, the [...]
The recent prosecution of a fire risk assessor illustrates how important it is to check that a contractor is suitably qualified to undertake a fire risk assessment on your premises. In this instance, a fire risk assessor has been found guilty of failing to provide an adequate risk assessment to a large restaurant. The sole [...]
A UK Housing Association has been fined £40,000 for breaking fire safety laws following a fatal blaze in a Deptford tower block in which two women died. Lewisham Homes was sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to properly maintain fire doors and failing to review an existing fire risk assessment. In sentencing, the Judge said [...]
You may be surprised to learn that one of the largest fire risk issues that waste recovery companies have to deal with comes from the object we can't seem to do without - lithium-ion batteries. 'Thermal Runaway' creates a genuine fire risk Although these innocent looking batteries are generally categorized as non-hazardous waste, they pose [...]
Following the reports and subsequent media coverage surrounding fire safety in an apartment block and five schools constructed under the rapid-build programme, there are now calls for Fire Safety Audits to be undertaken in public buildings throughout Ireland. Although this unlikely to be forced through new legislation, there is now an increased focus on fire [...]
A Wood Flour Mill has ground to a halt after the UK’s HSE issued two prohibition notices. Following the fatal explosion at a Wood Flour Mill last month, the UK’s HSE, as part of the on-going investigation, has served two Prohibition Notices (PN) on the mill owners, in relation to dust issues within the sheds. [...]
The justice has sent a clear message to Hotel owners in a recent ruling where a Paignton hotel owner has been given a suspended prison sentence after “hair-raising” fire safety defects were found within the premises. The Hotel owner was sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Exeter Crown Court in June. [...]