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Top 10 Enforcements issued since the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005) came into force in October 2006

 

#10 – Poundstretcher

Fined £51,500 for:

  • Failure to take adequate fire precautions for its employees/relevant people
  • Failure to review its fire risk assessment
  • Emergency routes and exits blocked
  • Staff had not been trained to an appropriate standard in fire safety awareness.

#9 – Hallmark Hotel Group

Fined £75,000 for:

  • Not a single working fire alarm
  • Faulty smoke detectors
  • Substandard fire exits
  • Staff had not been trained to an appropriate standard in fire safety awareness.

#8 – Tesco PLC

Fined £95,000 for:

  • Failure to ensure escape routes were kept clear
  • Inadequate fire separation in the building due to doors being wedged open

#7 – Douglas and Gordon Limited

Fined £100,000 for:

  • Failing to act on significant findings with the Fire Risk Assessment Report
  • Failure to make an emergency plan
  • Failure to install emergency lighting and ensure the fire doors were self-closing.

#6 – The Atomic Weapons Establishment

Fined £95,000 for:

  • Failure to ensure escape routes were kept clear
  • Inadequate fire separation in the building due to doors being wedged open

#5 – The Radnor Hotel

Fined £200,000 for:

  • No fire risk assessment had been carried out
  • Inadequate fire detection systems and emergency lighting
  • Missing fire doors
  • Evidence the basement storeroom was being used for sleeping

#4 – The Chumleigh Lodge Hotel

Fined £210,000 for:

  • Faulty fire doors
  • Lack of smoke alarms in some of the guest-rooms
  • Inaccessible escape routes
  • Staff had not been trained to an appropriate standard in fire safety awareness
  • No evidence of any suitable fire risk assessment was produced

#3 – The Co-operative Group

Fined £210,000 for:

  • Failing to maintain the rear emergency exit doors and a fitted lock requiring a security code on the emergency door
  • Fire alarm call point obstruction
  • Failing to ensure that the store manager was provided with suitable and sufficient fire safety training
  • Failing to ensure that the fire alarm system was being regularly tested
  • Failing to ensure a means of early detection of fire

#2 – Shell International

Fined £300,000 for:

  • Blocked escape routes and fire exits
  • Defective fire doors
  • Excessive fire loading

#1 – New Look

Fined £400,000 for:

  • Insufficient staff training
  • Storage blocking escape routes

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