Over the past couple of years there have been a number of high profile hotel fires leading to substatial prosecutions. It seems that many hotels owners still are not aware of their responsibilities, or pay lip service towards fire safety.
I found the article below which provides exanples of fires and prosecutuoins, and also gives advice for hotel oweners:
Geoff Wilkinson, a building inspector, fire engineer and managing director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants, explains what hotels and other hospitality businesses need to do to stay within fire safey laws following recent prosecutions.
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