UK Fire Safety News

Fire crews tackle Old Castle building blaze at Holyhead

As we don’t carry out any installation or upgrade works, we have nothing to gain from completing any fire risk assessment, consultancy service or training course other than helping you comply with good practice. We frequently see premises that are over specified with equipment resulting in unnecessary expenditure in terms of installation, maintenance and training. We provide a truly unbiased and completely independent assessment of your premises and we only advise you on what to do to make sure you comply with the law.

Bus set on fire while travelling in Bristol city centre News 16-09-2011

As we don’t carry out any installation or upgrade works, we have nothing to gain from completing any fire risk assessment, consultancy service or training course other than helping you comply with good practice. We frequently see premises that are over specified with equipment resulting in unnecessary expenditure in terms of installation, maintenance and training. We provide a truly unbiased and completely independent assessment of your premises and we only advise you on what to do to make sure you comply with the law.

Four rescued from 'deliberate' north Belfast fire news 19-09-2011

As we don’t carry out any installation or upgrade works, we have nothing to gain from completing any fire risk assessment, consultancy service or training course other than helping you comply with good practice. We frequently see premises that are over specified with equipment resulting in unnecessary expenditure in terms of installation, maintenance and training. We provide a truly unbiased and completely independent assessment of your premises and we only advise you on what to do to make sure you comply with the law.

Fire control centre plan 'wasted £500m' News

As we don’t carry out any installation or upgrade works, we have nothing to gain from completing any fire risk assessment, consultancy service or training course other than helping you comply with good practice. We frequently see premises that are over specified with equipment resulting in unnecessary expenditure in terms of installation, maintenance and training. We provide a truly unbiased and completely independent assessment of your premises and we only advise you on what to do to make sure you comply with the law.

London building owner prosecuted

The owner of a building in Camberwell, London, has been given a six month suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of seven different offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Saif Ahmed was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and fined £13,000 in costs, following a trial at Tower Bridge magistrates' court.

His property in Camberwell Church Street was first visited by fire safety officers in December 2009.

The basement and ground floors were being used as a takeaway restaurant, while sleeping accommodation was provided on the first, second and third floors.
Among the breaches identified were a lack of fire alarms and emergency lighting, while doors to the sleeping quarters were not fire resistant or self-closing.

The staircase connecting the floors was also found not to be fire protected, while no alternate routes of escape had been provided from the sleeping accommodation. Assistant commissioner for fire safety regulation Steve Turek said: "It is essential that building owners understand their responsibilities under fire safety law.

"London Fire Brigade works hard to ensure individuals and companies understand their responsibilities under fire safety law and only uses prosecution as a last resort but this verdict sends out a clear message that if they ignore fire safety then they will face serious penalties."

Fire risk assessments are required on sleeping accommodation for staff, common areas in residential buildings, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, holiday chalets, holiday flat complexes, camping and caravan sites, holiday parks and hotels

Boys held over Old Boatyard Fire

Two boys have been arrested following a fire that destroyed a derelict building and led to the closure of a main road in Surrey. The A22 was closed for most of Tuesday after the suspected arson attack at the Old Boatyard in Godstone Road, Whyteleafe. Surrey Police said two boys, aged 15 and 14, were arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting a fire.

The building had to be demolished following the fire. About 30 firefighters from London and Surrey were at the scene at the height of the blaze in the three-storey building.Homes had to be evacuated and traffic diversions were in place after the fire broke out at 12:20 BST.