Latest: Fire Safety Prosecutions

Latest: Fire Safety Prosecutions from Vulcan Fire Training Co Ltd

By: Vulcan Fire Training Co Ltd  10/04/2014
Keywords: Risk Assessments, safety training, First Aid Training

Reinforcing the need for fire risk assessments we bring you the latest fire safety prosecutions as a cautionary tale to businesses. Landlord fined for unsafe conditions: A landlord in Romford was fined in excess of £12,000 for allowing tenants to live in unsafe conditions.The investigation discovered that residents were found to be sleeping in rooms where ventilation for gas appliances was lacking and fire escapes were blocked. Guest house owner prosecuted for fire safety breaches: An owner of a guest house in Berkshire has been fined £3000 for breaching fire regulations including inadequate maintenance of emergency lighting and fire-resistant doors, and the lack of a suitable fire risk assessment. Fire safety officers fine recycling centre: A London recycling centre was fined nearly £9000 for stacking flammable materials above the legal limit. Derbyshire firm fined for serious fire safety breaches: Arcwood Recycling was fined £8,000 by the Environment Agency and £7,500 in costs, in addition to £42,000 for offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. According to ITV News, owner Mr Luke Barker was also handed a ten-month prison sentence and banned from being a director for eight years due to the severity and consequences of a fire at his company premises. Landlord given suspended prison sentence over fire safety breach: The landlord of a house where a man died following a fire, has received a suspended prison sentence. Following an investigation it transpired that the landlord, Mr Ashiq Mohammed Sadiq, had not completed a fire risk assessment, made sure premises had fire detectors and alarms, or protected the exit route. He received a 6 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, was ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service and received a £8000 fine. Warehouse company fined nearly £40,000: A company that owns warehouses in London has been prosecuted and fined nearly £40,000 following a fire which required 20 fire engines and more than 100 firefighters to tackle it. A previous investigation had uncovered that the fire alarm system was not properly maintained and no fire risk assessment had been undertaken. The above prosecutions were recorded from beginning of February to 20 March 2014. Commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales must undertake a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Ensure your company meets its legal requirements with relevant fire training from Vulcan including fire extinguisher and awareness, fire warden and fire risk assessment.

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