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Professional Fire Risk Assessor Receives Prison Sentence for Inadequate Report

An experienced former firefighter and professional fire risk assessor, was told yesterday by a Crown Court judge that a custodial sentence was inevitable following a fire risk assessment of a nursing home, which was not suitable and sufficient. Graham Foote, Learn more

Fire safety breaches at Paignton hotel sees owners have to pay over £16,000

The owners of a Paignton hotel have been ordered to pay over £16,000 after admitted a series of fire safety failures at the premises. Gary Gregory, from the Cambria Hotel on Esplanade Road, in Paignton, pleaded guilty to three charges Learn more

Bath landlord ordered to pay £2,600 for illegally letting House in Multiple Occupation.

A Bath landlord has been ordered to pay a total of £2,600 for illegally letting a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). At Bath Magistrates’ Court on Monday (April 25) Simon Blandini pleaded guilty to once charge of failing to licence Learn more

Landlord fined for unsafe home in Dudley High Street.

A Landlord has landed a £6,416.23 court bill after a series of safety failures at his Dudley property. Fire doors were not properly maintained at the home in High Street and would have been ineffective in the event of a Learn more

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Insights from the Forthcoming LFB Review

The London Fire Brigade has commissioned an independent review into the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Also known as the RRO, the legislation firmly assigned responsibility for fire safety in non-domestic premises in England and Wales Learn more

Court sentences Brighton kebab shop boss over fire safety breaches.

The joint owner of a Brighton kebab shop has been sentenced by magistrates after he admitted a breach of fire safety regulations. Mustafa Duran, 50, of Elm Lodge, Canterbury Drive, Brighton, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a prohibition Learn more

Care home fined £400,000 for breaching fire regulations after blaze.

The operators of a Wearside care home have been left with a £400,000 bill for five breaches of fire safety regulations, uncovered after a blaze in a resident’s bedroom. Shaftesbury Care Group Ltd, which runs Donwell House Care Home in Learn more

NASA Pursues Burning Desire to Study Fire Safety in Space

Engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have developed a space flight experiment that will increase understanding of how an accidental fire might behave in a spacecraft after it leaves Earth’s atmosphere. The first of three planned flight experiments Learn more

Ex-firefighter turned landlord admits breaches of safety at Walton property for second time.

An ex-firefighter admitted flagrantly breaching safety regulations at a run-down property he and his wife rented out in Walton . Adrian Webb and his wife Lynn were convicted in their absence at Liverpool magistrates’ court last year on four counts Learn more

Landlord fined £2,000 following council safety inspection.

A landlord from Redruth will have to pay more than £2,000 after failing to carry out improvements including fire safety work at a flat in Camborne. Mohammed Habibur Rahman of Higher Fore Street, Redruth, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court Learn more