Recent Fire Safety Prosecutions
This morning I received links to 3 fire safety prosecutions which have cost the business owners dearly, and even resulted in a 27 month suspended jail sentence.
THE owner of a town centre takeaway who admitted a series of safety breaches while housing illegal immigrants has been sentenced.
Shahid Aleem, of Bridge Street, was handed a six month sentence which was suspended for 12 months at Warrington Crown Court on Tuesday.
The court heard how the 34-year-old repeatedly ignored warnings from Cheshire Fire Service about the fire measures and preventions that were in place at the takeaway and did not act on orders to improve.
This included issues with the fire alarms, taped-up smoke detectors, plug sockets covered in scorch marks and evidence of smoking in the property…cont
A Nottinghamshire landlord who ignored warnings over his pub’s safety record before a fire trapped two staff members has been given a suspended jail sentence.
Justin Chad, of The Lord Nelson pub in Gainsborough Road, Winthorpe and Riverside Management Newark Ltd, both admitted to five counts of failing to meet and protect employees against fires.
In April 2014 a blaze at the pub left two staff members stranded who had to be rescued by fire fighters from the second floor.
They were trapped because the escape route was inaccessible – a fault which had been picked up on during fire safety visit just few months before….cont
The six flat property had just two fire extinguishers – one of them empty and the other had not been inspected for 19 years.
There was poor maintenance and poor management which involved significant risk to the tenants
Michael Stones, 55, of Hawkes Bay, Ribby Hall, Wrea Green admitted seven fire safety breaches which put people in danger of death and injury when he appeared before Blackpool Magistrates.
He was fined a total of £18,755 and ordered to pay costs of £7,180….cont