Care Home Guilty of Fire Safety Offences

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The owner of a care home has been sentenced after admitting fire safety failures following a devastating fire. The cause of the fire was found to be from an electrical fault, which quickly spread to the roof. At the time, 35 elderly residents were in the home; 30 were not independently mobile and five were […]

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS | Fire Safety Post Grenfell

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After the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, there has been a lot of concern about the rapid spread of fire. As a housing association, you have statutory duties to ensure reasonable fire safety standards in your homes. You must protect the health and safety of residents and take all reasonable steps to prevent and control […]

Fire safety flouting businessman jailed

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A Cheshire wedding venue owner who repeatedly flouted fire safety rules has been jailed. Visiting Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters found ‘flagrant’ disregard of fire regulations at the 16th-century, Grade One-listed Haslington Hall. Failings The court heard the owner failed to: ·         take general fire precautions – putting staff and guests at risk ·         […]

FAQ | Fire Safety for employers

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FAQs – Fire arrangements, induction & training Ellis Whittam is often asked about fire safety in the workplace. So we’ve put together some of the frequently asked questions: Who’s responsible for fire safety? Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire safety in business (or other non-domestic premises) is entirely the responsibility of the […]