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Kensington & Chelsea council found liable for effects of Grenfell Tower fire on nine people

The Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been found liable for the effects of the Grenfell Tower fire on nine people, including four deaths. Read More

Evacuation of disabled people – What are the existing legal liabilities responsible persons and fire safety professionals must consider?

Elspeth Grant outlines the legal liabilities associated with the evacuation planning of disabled people that professionals should consider. Read More

Man prosecuted for supplying illegal security to Oktoberfest

On Friday 1 July, a contractor from Weston-super-Mare pleaded guilty to supplying unlicensed security to the town’s Oktoberfest last year. Read More

Record-breaking fire safety fine on Bupa Care Services explained

January saw the highest ever fine imposed for fire safety breaches under the Fire Safety Order 2005. We examine the record-breaking aspects of the case. Read More

Full inquiry to be held into Cameron House hotel fatal fire which led to two deaths and £500,000 fine

Cameron House Resort was fined £500,000 for breaches of fire safety legislation following a fatal fire in December 2017. Read More

Lancashire security boss ordered to pay £6,500 or face jail for supplying unlicensed security

A Preston man has been ordered to pay a four-figure sum for providing unlicensed security to a school. Read More

Serious fire incident leaves Network Rail footing £700,000 fine

Network Rail has been fined for failing to protect the safety of staff following an electrical fire incident in Kent at the end of 2018. Read More

Bristol pub fined £132k for breaching fire safety rules

A microbrewery in Bristol has been convicted after breaching health and safety regulations which led to a fire in 2018. Read More

National Grid fined £4m over missing gas network records in high-rise multi occupancy buildings

The company was fined for failing to ensure its records relating to gas risers in some high-rise multi occupancy buildings were up to date. Read More

Security boss fined £1000 for supplying unlicensed security guards in Carlisle

A Taunton security boss was fined at Carlisle Magistrates' Court on 30 September for deploying unlicensed security following a prosecution by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Read More

Poor lighting leads to fire escape death and £80,000 fine for Aberdeen Market

Following the death of Mr Frank Finnie in June 2018, the operator of Aberdeen Market has been fined £80,000 after admitting to safety failures. Read More

Hotel owner sentenced for ‘extremely serious’ fire safety failings

The owner of a hotel has been handed a nine-month sentence after putting ‘anyone staying on the premises at risk of death or serious injury’. Read More

Fire safety failures in Southend home result in £88k fine

The owner of a property in Westcliff, Southend has been fined £88,000 for a ‘string of failures’ in the home, including fire safety issues. Read More



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