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The Importance of Lone Worker Security

Lone worker security is still a relatively immature section in the security industry compared to aspects such as access control or CCTV. However, the market has accelerated over the five years and so there is a growing need for businesses to consider lone worker risk. Recently a number of factors have combined to make employers […]

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Student Landlord Faces Fire Safety Fines

Mr Robert Singh, admitted to a number of breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. Mr Singh, the director of Nottingham Student Lettings was fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000 following a prosecution by the fire service. He has also been sentenced to three months in jail suspended for 12 months. […]

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Businesses Fined £500k in False Alarm Fines

Collectively, businesses in West Yorkshire have been fined nearly £500,000 in false alarm charges. The fire service charges £375 to businesses guilty of persistent false alarms – where crews have been called out over three times in a year. Between 2014 and September 2016 1,262 charges were made amounting to £444,590 excluding VAT. The number […]

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BAFE to Revamp Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

The BAFE have encouraged feedback on the proposed changes to the SP101/ST104 scheme, which involves the competence of technicians who maintain fire extinguishers. In April last year, following ongoing consultations the BAFE launched a major review of the scheme (full title: Contract Maintenance of Portable Fire Extinguishers incorporating Registered Fire Extinguisher Service Technicians). Emerging from the […]

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Care Home Shut Following Fire Risk Assessment

A fire risk assessment found that Trinity Lodge Care Home, Edinburgh had been operating without a satisfactory emergency evacuation plan. Families were only given a few hours to find new accommodation for their elderly relatives. Deirdre Alexander was given instruction to remover her mother by the end of the day. She said: “We were told […]

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Derby Hotel Puts Lives at Risk

The owner of the International Hotel, located on Burton Road, Derby, has admitted to serious breaches of fire regulations. Fire officers found 22 breaches, with 15 of these classed as “high priority”. Some of these offences included: Failing to keep emergency exits and routes clear Not providing emergency lighting to an adequate standard Failing to […]

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