**SECURITY-FIRE-SAFETY IN THE BATH, TROWBRIDGE, FROME, RADSTOCK, SHEPTON MALLET, WELLS, & CHEDDAR, AREAS **

Fire Risk Assessments

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 became law in 2006

This firmly placed the responsibility for fire safety in buildings upon the owners and business managers

Ignorance of the risk and lack of provision for protection is no defence

Hefty fines and imprisonment awaits the unwary



Be wary – BE VERY WARY

Example 1

The Penhallow Hotel, Newquay. Cornwall



Fire –  August 2007

Deaths – 3  (Fire safety breaches not linked to deaths)

Fine – £40,000   – Breach of Article 13(1)  Fire alarm system sub standard

Fine £40,000 – Breach of Article 9  –  No FRA in place, No Self-closing devices on bedroom doors, Stairway glazing not Fire proof

Plus £62,000 costs



Example 2

New Look, Oxford Street, London.



Fire – April 2007

Deaths – None     Injuries  – None

Fine – £250,000 – Breach of Article 9   –  FRA carried out by store employee resulting in missed discrepancies

Fine £120,000 – Breach of Article 21 – Policy on annual staff training not implemented resulting in public evacuation inadequacies

Plus costs of £136,000



Example 3

Housing Management Agent



1960’s conversion

Fire – June 2008 (within a flat)

Breach of Article 8  Electrical cupboards left unlocked and storage within

Breach of Article 11(1)  Means of escape inadequate

Breach of Article 13(1)a – Fire Alarm system inadequate

Managing Agent prosecuted as ‘Responsible Person’

Fine £100,000 + costs of £13,000

Head Leaseholder Prosecuted

Fine £33,000 Plus costs of 6,440



Example 4

Extinguisher engineer carried out FRA for Two hotels



No fire occurs

Fire Brigade carries out routine inspection and issues prohibition notice

Landlord and Extinguisher engineer both prosecuted and imprisoned for 8 months



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