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26May2020

Balcony fire safety in question as barbecue causes devastating balcony fire

Balcony fire safety is at the heart of pleas being made by the capital’s fire safety teams following the devastating fire in a block of flats in South East London last week. Firefighters are pleading with Londoners not to cause a balcony blaze which could displace hundreds of people as lockdown continues and the weather
  • 26 May, 2020
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16Apr2018

Leaked Grenfell dossier reveals how disastrous refurbishment turned tower into a ‘tinderbox’

 Report lays bare the failures that caused the fire to spread, killing 71 A report prepared as part of the police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has uncovered calamitous deficiencies in the installation of the windows, cavity barriers and cladding system, and their failure to meet building regulations according to the Evening Standard. The
  • 16 Apr, 2018
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13Dec2017

Brigade urges high rise landlords to do more to protect their vulnerable residents from fire

London Fire Brigade is calling for landlords to retrofit sprinklers in all high rise blocks and other buildings with vulnerable residents. The call comes as Waltham Forest Council pledges to install sprinklers in all 61 of its high priority blocks – something the Brigade is keen to see other boroughs replicate. Fire Chiefs are also
  • 13 Dec, 2017
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29Aug2017

Woman rescued after fire in high-rise block in Bedford

A woman has been treated for smoke inhalation after being rescued from a fire in a block of flats in Bedford according to ITV.com. Firefighters were called to the 12-storey Beckett Court building on Thursday evening at shortly after 8pm and smoke was seen coming from the top of the building although the blaze was
  • 29 Aug, 2017
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29Aug2017

Cladding on six Cardiff Bay private flat blocks fail fire tests

Cladding on six apartment buildings at a privately-owned site in Cardiff Bay has failed fire safety tests according to BBC.co.uk. Extra precautions are being taken at Prospect Place, following the tests introduced after the Grenfell Tower disaster. Warwick Estates, which manages the site, said residents were being kept “fully up to date”. It is the first
  • 29 Aug, 2017
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28Aug2017

Cladding tests: 228 high-rise buildings at fire risk

A total of 228 high-rise buildings are fitted with cladding are considered to be ‘at risk’ and do not meet fire safety standards, official tests ordered by the Government in the wake of the Grenfell fire have concluded according to ITV.com. The latest series of “whole-building tests” have now finished, announced the Department for Communities
  • 28 Aug, 2017
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12Apr2017

Property company ordered to pay £460,000 following fatal fire at Surrey retirement home

A property company was today ordered to pay fines and costs of £460,000 for fire safety breaches at a retirement home where an elderly woman died in a fire according to Surrey News. FirstPort Limited, formerly Peverel Management Services, was prosecuted by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service following a fire at Gibson Court, Hinchley Wood
  • 12 Apr, 2017
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12Apr2017

Care home fined £100,000 after blocking fire exits

A care home has been fined £100,000 after fire doors and escape routes were blocked according to bbc.co.uk.                         Charges were brought against Almondsbury Care Ltd, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, after a routine inspection of staff accommodation. District judge David Taylor told Taunton Magistrates’ Court that
  • 12 Apr, 2017
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24Feb2017

Council ‘regrets’ Lakanal House tower block fire deaths

A London council expressed its “sincere regret” as it pleaded guilty to four charges relating to a tower block fire which killed six people according to bbc.co.uk. Three women and three young children were killed in the 2009 blaze at Lakanal House in Camberwell, Southwark Crown Court heard. The fire started due an electrical fault
  • 24 Feb, 2017
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15Dec2016

Fire safety risks halt admissions to Workington hospital

A Cumbrian hospital has been forced to close to new admissions after fire safety concerns. Ellerbeck ward at Workington Hospital is not admitting patients after a specialist report highlighted issues that would limit the ability to evacuate the first floor ward. A specialist report commissioned by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and received recently, highlighted
  • 15 Dec, 2016
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08Dec2016

11 killed in fire at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel

Pakistan hotel fire: Eleven killed at Karachi’s Regent Plaza At least 11 people have died in a fire at a four-star hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The fire began in the kitchen on the ground floor of the Regent Plaza hotel, before spreading through the building, local media report. More than 70 people
  • 8 Dec, 2016
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10Nov2016

Banbury pub fined for placing members of the public at risk of fire

A local firm and business director have been prosecuted for failing to provide suitable fire safety arrangements for members of the public at a popular public house in Banbury. Swan Pub Banbury Ltd and its director Mr Alan O’Donovan were together ordered to pay a total of £9,200 after they provided sleeping accommodation to members
  • 10 Nov, 2016
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08Nov2016

Fire rips through four floors of Leeds apartment block

Two people were rescued by firefighters following a blaze at high-rise flats at Brewery Wharf on the edge of Leeds city centre. Crews from across the county were sent to the fire on the second floor of the Regent Quay flats, in Bowman Lane, at around 1pm yesterday (Nov 6) according to Yorkshire Evening Post.
  • 8 Nov, 2016
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07Nov2016

Care home must pay £40k for flouting safety laws after fire left elderly resident on life support

A south east London care home must pay more than £40,000 for breaking fire safety laws after a blaze left an elderly woman on life support according to The Evening Standard. Six elderly residents had to be rescued after the fire ripped through the first floor wing of the care home in Penge back in
  • 7 Nov, 2016
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01Sep2016

Government criticised over quietly abandoning requirement for new schools to install fire sprinklers

Government ministers have been heavily criticised after quietly abandoning the requirement for fire sprinklers to be fitted in new schools, in what has been called a “retrograde step” by fire chiefs according to The Independent. An update to the Department of Education’s (DfE) Design in Fire Safety in Schools stated that “Building Regulations do not require
  • 1 Sep, 2016
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01Sep2016

Smoke alarms missing in third of fatal house fires, report shows

The fire brigade is urging home owners to have life-saving smoke alarms fitted as new figures show they were missing in a third of fatal fires according to ITV.com. Mains powered domestic smoke alarm, Credit: Press Association The largest report into such incidents in Yorkshire shows that in the last five years 133 people died
  • 1 Sep, 2016
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23Aug2016

Humberside landlord jailed for 5 months over fire safety issues

A LANDLORD has been jailed after “cutting corners” and deliberately putting his “wealth” before the “safety of tenants” according to grimsbytelegraph.co.uk. He was “wholly money-orientated” and “woefully inadequate” in his duties – and it was only by “good fortune” that nobody died in a serious fire at one of his properties. He lied to police
  • 23 Aug, 2016
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02Aug2016

Landlord fined £4,000 for fire safety offences

A landlord who failed to provide proper fire protection for his tenants was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £1,500 in costs (Tuesday 26 July 2016) after pleading guilty to three charges under the Housing Act 2004 at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court according to Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The court heard how a fire
  • 2 Aug, 2016
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05Jul2016

Housing Association investigated over fire safety

A housing association has been put on the social housing regulator’s ‘watchlist’ following concerns over fire safety according to insidehousing. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is investigating Symphony Housing Group after the landlord reported concerns about its own procedures for fire risk assessments. The HCA has placed the landlord on its ‘gradings under review’ list,
  • 5 Jul, 2016
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16Apr2016

Trader sold 100 mattresses that didn’t meet fire safety standards

A TRADER who sold more than 100 mattresses that failed fire safety standards has been spared an immediate jail sentence according to Bournemouth Echo. Patrick Furlong, of Portchester Road in Bournemouth, was found guilty by magistrates of supplying two mattresses and possessing 213 mattresses for sale which did not meet the requirements of the British
  • 16 Apr, 2016
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30Mar2016

Operator of fire-hit care home fined £400,000 for putting residents’ lives at risk

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 Washington, was fined £380,000, plus costs of £29,222, at Newcastle Crown Court on Tuesday. It
  • 30 Mar, 2016
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01Feb2016

Derbyshire businessman fined £1,000 for ‘serious’ fire safety crimes

A stark warning has been issued after a businessman was convicted of ‘serious’ fire safety crimes according to Chad.co.uk. Following a trial, John Cashin was found guilty of five offences relating to premises on Church Drive in Shirebrook and fined £1,000. Cashin, 46, of Over Lane, Baslow, rented the property from its owner and then
  • 1 Feb, 2016
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18Jan2016

Address hotel fire sprinklers ‘ran out after 15 minutes’

The emergency sprinkler systems at The Address Downtown Dubai hotel ran out of water 15 minutes after the fire broke out on New Year’s Eve, it has been claimed. An official from Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) has revealed the huge fire put undue pressure on the fire safety systems and meant the water supply ran
  • 18 Jan, 2016
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22Dec2015

Thousands of historic buildings across the country are vulnerable to fire, say experts

Heritage buildings across England are at risk of burning down because their owners are blocking attempts to install “unsightly” fire prevention methods, experts have warned according to The Daily Telegraph. A “misplaced” fear among conservationists and architects that such measures will ruin the character of the building has left hundreds of thousands of historic buildings
  • 22 Dec, 2015
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20Dec2015

Landlord fined over fire safety breaches

A LANDLORD who put tenants in danger by failing to provide adequate fire precautions has been left to pay almost £4,000 following successful prosecution according to Reading Chronicle. Samuel Odueken admitted to a total of four safety breaches for the shared home in West Reading which he managed as a house of multiple occupancy. The charges
  • 20 Dec, 2015
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20Dec2015

People don’t behave the way you expect when hearing a fire alarm

This video is a great example of what can happen when a fire alarm sounds, how many minutes pass by before there is a reaction? Is it an appropriate reaction? Or does the evacuation really need the support of a member of staff? Does your fire procedure take into account the needs of members of
  • 20 Dec, 2015
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20Dec2015

Why are students seven times more likely to have a fire?

Earlier this month, a fire ripped through student flats in Bristol where around 120 students lived. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze as it took hold of the building and completely destroyed the roof. No students were harmed, but all have had to be rehoused according to Means of Escape. The fire is believed
  • 20 Dec, 2015
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18Dec2015

Hoverboard Fire Safety: Amazon Tells Brits To Bin Them, 12 Investigations In US

Finding the must-have Christmas present of 2015 may soon be impossible, but not because it’s sold out. The hoverboard, or self-balancing scooter, is at the centre of a dozen fire investigations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and in the U.K., hoverboards have been held at customs for safety reasons. according to International
  • 18 Dec, 2015
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13Dec2015

Arson probe finds fire safety breaches

A resident fleeing a blaze in a block of flats was forced to run past the flames to escape, due to fire safety breaches that left her unable to get out any other way, a court has heard according to Lancashire Evening Post. Another man who escaped a ground floor flat was almost struck by
  • 13 Dec, 2015
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08Dec2015

What are the fire risks as an hotelier?

Working in the Hotel and Bed and Breakfast industry has an exhaustive amount of fire risks attached to it. Making sure that your establishment is safe for your guests and staff is paramount from a legal and moral perspective. A suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment must be conducted on all sleeping accommodation in England
  • 8 Dec, 2015
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01Oct2015

New fire safety measures will help save the lives of tenants

New fire safety measures will help save the lives of tenants and ensure all rented property is equipped with a smoke alarm, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said today. From today (1 October), landlords will be required by law to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under new Government measures coming into force.
  • 1 Oct, 2015
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01Oct2015

Badly Wired Buildings and Planes can Cause Fires

The recent news that the cause of the 2013 Ethiopian Airways 787 Heathrow fire was as a result of a short circuit, highlights the importance of carrying out regular electrical checks on all wiring. Never Take Short Cuts with Electricity It’s well known that a badly wired house or office can cause a fire. The
  • 1 Oct, 2015
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01Oct2015

Deaths from Fires in the UK are on the Decline

Fire deaths are falling in the UK. Figures published this August by the government show that death as a result of fire is 6% down on last year’s statistics. Improved safety measures and greater awareness about the dangers of fire are the main reasons behind this good news. The Role of the Fire Risk Assessor
  • 1 Oct, 2015
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11Aug2015

Owner of Belper B&B ordered to pay out £24,000

The owner of a Belper bed and breakfast has been ordered to pay out more than £24,000 after breaching fire safety rules according to Belper News. Neil Wayne, owner of Cedars Guest House on Field Lane, pleaded guilty at Derby magistrates’ court to four breaches. A scheduled fire safety audit was carried out in March
  • 11 Aug, 2015
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04Dec2014

uPVC door versus a fire door – no contest!

Do you have occupants who have changed their front door? The front door to a flat in a block of flats with access off an enclosed communal  area is a vital component of fire safety within the design of the building. The importance of maintaining the fire resistance of front doors to protect the occupants
  • 4 Dec, 2014
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19Nov2014

The future of the fire service in Hampshire

Hampshire residents are being urged to have their say in shaping the future of their fire service. People are being encouraged to complete a short online survey, which provides them a unique opportunity to influence the way the service is run in the years to come. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently undergoing a
  • 19 Nov, 2014
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28Oct2014

Test It Tuesday is here

#TestitTuesday is the day UK Fire and Rescue Services remind businesses and home-owners to do a weekly test of their smoke alarms. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has launched a new campaign to encourage people to test their smoke alarms as part of a weekly routine which we fully endorse and will be tweeting
  • 28 Oct, 2014
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28Oct2014

Fire Doors and Fire Escape Regulations

A large part of the importance of fire safety regulations relate to the ability to adequately escape from a premises in order to protect and save lives. So as well as complying with general fire building regulations, fire risk assessments state that fire exits must be in place, and fire doors fitted. To provide a
  • 28 Oct, 2014
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27Oct2014

Evacuation as fire strikes high-rise flats in Stratford

Firefighters were called at 6.36am yesterday morning, arriving to find a number of people had already escaped the building in Church Street, Stratford according to Newham Recorder. The fire broke out on the balcony of a seventh-floor flat. The heat from the flames was enough to melt the double-glazed windows of the four-room flat above,
  • 27 Oct, 2014
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06Oct2014

WEST SUSSEX APPROVES FIRE SERVICE CUTS

West Sussex County Council has approved proposals that will save its fire service more than £1.6m according to bbc.co.uk. The plans were formally approved on 22 September, following a 12-week public consultation. The proposals include: keeping all fire stations open, but changing the way fire appliances are crewed by introducing new shift patterns and reducing
  • 6 Oct, 2014
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12Aug2014

Increase in fires in communal areas turns spotlight on landlords’ liabilities

Fire brigade bosses are warning landlords to keep communal areas clear of clutter after a sharp increase in blazes in hallways, stairwells and corridors in blocks. The London Fire Brigade has reported that there were 514 fires in communal areas in 2013/14, compared with 449 the previous year. This represents a 14% increase. The fire
  • 12 Aug, 2014
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14Jul2014

Northampton landlord sentenced for failing to take correct fire precautions at three properties in town

The managing director of a student housing company has been sentenced following for breaching fire safety regulations according to Northampton Chronicle. Jason Berrington, managing director of Student Housing Northamptonshire Ltd (SHN), failed to take the correct fire precautions in three Northampton properties in North Hayes Court, Derngate and Holly Road. Following information received in early
  • 14 Jul, 2014
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09Jul2014

Crawley family lose pet dog in severe flat fire

Firefighters put out a flat fire which killed a family’s ‘beloved’ pet dog. A spokesman for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) said firefighters were called to the scene in Coxcombe Walk, Bewbush, just before 9am today (Tuesday July 8).  The fire, which was believed to have been caused by an incense stick, ‘severely
  • 9 Jul, 2014
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28May2014

West Sussex fire service planning huge cuts

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) has announced draft proposals to cut £1.6 million from its budget for 2015/16 according to frmjournal. The proposals will be considered by West Sussex County Council’s Environment and Community Services Select Committee on 14 May, after which a decision on whether they should go forward for public consultation
  • 28 May, 2014
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03Dec2013

Common trends in last quarter’s fire related penalties

Fire safety can be complicated, it should be common sense to ensure you’ve got working fire alarms but you might not have taken into account how safe your fire escape route is, for example. Failing to fall in line with regulations means you or your company could end up with a huge fine. However, this
  • 3 Dec, 2013
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18Nov2013

Investigation ongoing into Cotswold quarry fire

An investigation is currently ongoing over the cause of a fire which tore through an industrial unit at a quarry in the Cotswolds, stratford-herald.com reports. More than 70 firefighters in 15 vehicles attended the blaze at Chipping Camden on Saturday (16th). It saw engines come from Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Broadway, Evesham and Pebworth. Not
  • 18 Nov, 2013
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06Nov2013

Welsh recycling plant blaze has asbestos complications

South Wales firefighters have warned that a recycling plant blaze could see asbestos released into the nearby area, bbc.co.uk reports. The SiteServe Recycling Centre at Llandow Trading Estate near Cowbridge was reported to be on fire at 7:20pm on Tuesday. Whilst the fire is somewhat isolated, the blaze could prove to be a particularly troublesome one
  • 6 Nov, 2013
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05Nov2013

Fast food firm fined almost £15,000 for safety breaches

A fast food firm was fined after fire officers discovered one of their shops put their employees in serious danger. According to nottinghampost.com, the premises, Maryland Chicken in Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham did not have fire alarms of any kind installed. In addition, the fire escape routes were not protected from smoke or fire –
  • 5 Nov, 2013
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04Nov2013

Row over strike during Dagenham scrapyard fire

The huge Dagenham scrapyard fire appears to have heightened tensions between Britain’s fire authorities. The blaze began on Friday afternoon just before an organised firefighter strike and led to arguments over whether local fire crews should be recalled.  According to barkinganddagenhampost.co.uk, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) issued a recall notice due to the severity of the blaze, but
  • 4 Nov, 2013
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01Nov2013

Vehicle salvage firm fined after mechanic suffers horrific burns

A vehicle salvage firm has been fined £40,000 after one of their mechanics suffered serious burns when an inspection pit exploded. According to sky.com, Lee Roberts was set on fire when a vehicle inspection pit underneath a van burst into flames. It is thought that the fire may have been caused by the Lancashire firm using electric drills
  • 1 Nov, 2013
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