Tag Archives: Risk Assessment

Hot topic! Fire safety update

Last week a prosecution sparked interest as a custodial sentence was handed out without any actual harm occurring to any persons. Mr. Sandhu, a former hotelier in Sheffield, was handed an eight month jail sentence after he admitted to breaching fire safety rules in 2014. Mr. Amandeep Sandhu owned the Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield and […]

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Poor fire safety management standards exposed

Recent figures published by the Country’s fire and rescue authorities show that more than a third of non-residential premises were not fully compliant with the applicable legislation (Fire Safety Order 2005). The worst performers were licenced premises where only 52% of the 8,200 premises audited satisfactorily.  In addition, 30% of all offices, 29% of factories […]

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Fire Risk Management

Although infrequent, fire brigade strikes happen from time to time. In September 2013, due to a disagreement over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in England and Wales organised and conducted several strikes. Another strike is planned for this coming weekend. Whilst the government works with local fire and rescue authorities during strikes to help […]

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