Independent Fire Safety Training & Risk Assessment

August 22, 2008

Pub Manager Fined £18,000 for not Completing a Fire Risk Assessment!

Filed under: Fire Risk Assessment — Adrian @ 10:14 am

Recently a court case illustrated the cost of a responsible person not correctly discharging their responsibilities for fire safety.

Following a fire at a hotel in Lancashire, managing director Dennis Brunt was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,750 after the blaze at the Royal Hotel in Waterfoot. Eight people, including a small baby and its mother were rescued from the building in the early hours of the 6th March 2006.

The company responsible for the hotel admitted responsibility for a number of offences in court.

These included:

Not completing a fire risk assessment
Failure to maintain clear emergency exits
Failure to maintain alarms and detection systems
Failure to protect means of escape
Not training the staff in fire safety

Brunt, whose firm used to be responsible for the pub, admitted to six offences at Reedley Magistrates Court.

This was a major fire and luckily there were no major injuries or fatalities, or the person responsible could well have been facing charges related to loss of life.

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