WEBINAR: ENFORCEMENT OF THE NEWLY AMENDED FIRE SAFETY ORDER
Fire Safety Matters magazine will be partnering with leading industry lawyer Warren Spencer to deliver a special two-hour webinar on the way in which the amendments to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order are likely to be enforced.
MAXIMUM SENTENCE FOR HOTELIER FOR FIRE BREACHES
A NORTHUMBERLAND HOTELIER has received a 2 year suspended custodial sentence after pleading guilty to charges brought under fire safety legislation.
PROPERTY MANAGER LOSES FIRE NOTICE APPEAL
A manager of a block of flats, who appealed an enforcement notice issued by the fire service on the basis that he was not responsible for the flat doors or the fire alarm system, has had his appeal dismissed by a Cheshire court.
Mother and Son Receive Custodial Sentences
A mother and son have received custodial sentences in relation to fire breaches at a working men’s club in Morecambe. Heather and Callum Goffin were sentenced after pleading guilty to several breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Preston Crown Court.
Come Together FRA’s
In May 2018, shortly before the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, I wrote an article “Fire Risk Assessors-Time to Come Together As One?” The article was written due to my concern that fire risk assessors as a group did not appear to me to have a consistent representative voice in relation to the issues of competency and accreditation, issues which were later confirmed as findings and recommendations in the final Hackitt report.
Enforcement or profit?
One of the most common questions I’ve been asked by fire officers throughout my time dealing with fire safety matters is whether a conflict of interests would arise with their employers if they started carrying out fire risk assessments on a private basis.