Independent Fire Safety Training & Risk Assessment

February 20, 2009

Landlord fined for Fire Safety Failings

Filed under: Fire Safety — Adrian @ 4:38 pm

A landlord was recently fined £6,000 for failing to fit appropriate fire safety devices in a residential block of flats in Radford.

Following a blaze in the ground floor flat last year, an inspection revealed there were no fire precautions in the flats or the common areas and fire inspectors subsequently banned the use of the first and second floors.

The head of Radford fire protection said:

This fire had the potential to turn into a very serious and fatal accident and could very easily have led to a very serious and fatal incident. I hope this prosecution will also serve as a potential warning to other landlords who may not take fire safety as seriously as they should, and do not comply with the law.

The landlord pleaded guilty to four fire safety charges at Nottingham Magistrates Court and was fined £1,500 for each offence and ordered to pay £3,772 in costs. The charges related to lack of smoke and fire alarms, self-closing doors and lack of emergency lighting in escape routes.

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