Latest Fire Safety Prosecutions

January 24, 2014 By In Fire Alarms, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, News Comments Off on Latest Fire Safety Prosecutions

Round-up of recent Fire Safety court cases

The former owner of a care home in Cheshire was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence, ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service and pay costs of £68,362, for three breaches of the RRFSO following a fire.

The joint owners of a Liverpool care home were fined a total of £44,000 plus £4,000 costs for not having an adequate fire risk assessment or fire evacuation plan; and having an ineffective fire alarm system, wedged-open fire doors, and blocked emergency exits.

The landlord of a student house was fined £10,000 plus £825 in costs for several safety offences under HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) legislation.

Another landlord running an unlicensed HMO was fined £12,520 for having poorly fitted fire doors, no working fire-alarm system or emergency lighting, and no fire-risk assessment.

A Peterborough letting agent had to pay more than £14,000 for running an unlicensed HMO which had a faulty fire-alarm system, covered-over smoke alarms, and a blocked fire-escape route.

In a slightly unusual case, a landlord was fined £500 plus £3000 costs for repeatedly failing to respond to requests for information on whether he had complied with a previous Enforcement Notice.

A company and its director were fined a total of £16,600 including costs for illegally burning waste at a development site near the M1 motorway.

These facts were taken from an article by Cherry Park, published by IFSEC Fire on 15/01/2014.

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