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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service prosecuted Blackpool care home under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Posted by Charlie Metcalfe in Fire Safety

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service successfully prosecuted a care home in Blackpool under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 on the basis that fire safety had been neglected and was of a “seriously poor standard”. The fine amounted to £5,000 per offence and the Company was charged with 7 breaches.

It identified some common mistakes which we see when visiting customer’s premises. We would suggest you spend a small amount of time checking to ensure that you too are not making these fundamental mistakes:

  • Exit routes were blocked or obstructed
  • Fire doors were wedged open
  • Missing smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers obstructed
  • Combustible materials (e.g. paper) obstructing exits and fire extinguishers
  • Electrical leads in escape route
  • Failure to ensure the fire risk assessment was reviewed regularly
  • Failure to provide a suitable fire warning system in the premises
  • Failure to ensure that employees were provided with adequate training

Please contact us if you need advice or help with any of your fire safety measures.