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Devon Landlord Fined for Fire Safety Failures

Devon Landlord has been fined £1,000 after a local council prosecution over fire safety issues at a property. The woman was taken to court for failing to comply with an improvement notice and carry out fire precautions following an investigation by Teignbridge and Devon and...
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New Apprenticeship Scheme At Trailblazer

A new apprenticeship scheme was launched at the Trailblazer event at the UBM offices – the makers and owners of FIREX – in central London yesterday. The scheme, named ‘Apprentices for Fire & Security’, is a combined effort from a range of employers and trade associations...
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Fire Safety Risk Assessor Given Suspension Due To Valueless Risk Assessments

A Fire Safety Risk Assessor Has Been Given 6 Month Suspension Due To Valueless Risk Assessments. A Fire Safety consultant who gave “valueless” risk assessments has been given a six-month suspended sentence and 180 hours of community service, reports the BBC. Brian...
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Smoke Alarm Shortage Causes Five of Seven Fatal Fires

Five of the seven fatal fires which took place in London since the turn of the year have been due to the lack of a smoke alarm, according to new figures released by London Fire Brigade. Since the beginning of 2017 ten people have died in fires across the capital. In all but one...
Hereford

Hereford and Worcester Fire Crews To Get Size Cut

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned that cuts to size of fire crews from five to four in Hereford and Worcester will put firefighters and members of the public at risk. Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service gave the go ahead to cuts at a meeting held earlier this...

When Will the Government Enforce Fire Safety in our Homes as they do Businesses?

There are many strict rules within the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order 2005) for fire safety in a workplace, but when it comes to the home; does anyone know the legal government guidelines? No, because there aren’t any, apart from if you are a landlord renting your home,...
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Hull Landlord Served Large Fine for Renting Out “Dangerous Flats”

A landlord from Hull has been handed a large fine totaling £1200 after it was shockingly revealed that the flats he was renting to tenants were ‘dangerous’.  An investigation by Hull City Council’s private housing environmental health service found a number of serious...
Oxford

Oxford Flats Block Collapses After Explosion

A three-storey Oxford block is destroyed by an explosion, with locals describing an “enormous boom” like a bomb had gone off. A number of people are unaccounted for after an explosion and the collapse of a block of flats in Oxford. Two people have been treated for...
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6 People Involved In Withington Fire

Withington Fire Kills Two People and Injures 4 More. A Man and a Women have died – and four children have been taken to hospital – after a fire at a house in Withington, Greater Manchester. Three girls and a boy, aged between 10 and 17, are being treated for injuries,...
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Soho Fire Claims A Mans Life

75 Year Old Man Dies After Tragic House Fire in Soho. A man has died after a severe fire at his house in Soho. Around 25 firefighters were called and raced to the scene but the man could not be saved. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to City Road in the Edgbaston area...