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Prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Posted by Charlie Metcalfe in Fire Safety

A company in based in Yorkshire was prosecuted under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for failing to conduct a fire risk assessment and failing to provide adequate general fire precautions. Both the Company and the Responsible Person were fined.

Remember, a “suitable and sufficient” fire risk assessment is a mandatory requirement for commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy buildings (including HMO’s).

Failure to carry out a fire risk assessment carries a penalty of an unlimited fine and up to 2 years in prison. In addition if a death does result, there is the potential for manslaughter charges to be brought together breaches of other associated legislation.

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