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  • Tragedy averted…
    The former owner of a care home in Cheshire was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to three breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) 2005. Chester Crown Court heard about a serious fire at the care home in 2010 during which six elderly residents had to be rescued from the first floor.Richard Dickinson, owner of the Rangemore Nursing Home, was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £68,362. The judge praised the fire service for averting what could have been a major tragedy…more
  • Care-home residents abandoned…
    Staff at a Liverpool nursing home put their own safety before that of elderly residents when a fire broke out in October 2012, a court has heard. When an electrical fault sparked fire at the St Michael’s Mount Nursing Home in October 2012 they left residents in their rooms as they made their escape.Two residents, aged 85 and 98, were treated for smoke inhalation, one in hospital. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service prosecuted the home’s owners, Michael Hanlon and James Mutch, who pleaded guilty to seven breaches of fire regulations, including: not having an effective fire-alarm system or appropriate risk assessment or fire evacuation plan; having wedged-open, defective fire doors; and having blocked emergency exits.The pair were fined a total of £44,000, plus £4,000 costs….more
  • Landlord guilty in fire that led to 2 deaths … The landlord of a Milton Keynes property where a fire killed two residents has pleaded guilty to three charges…more
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  • Last minute call allows major retailer to open time…  Last minute changes to a major architectural piece for a major clothes chain at the new Westfield Stratford City East London Olympic village, necessitated the mslFirecheck treatment to be applied in record time, thus conforming to current regulations and allowing the official opening to take place on time.

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A recent item from the Fire Service broadcast on radio and TV showed that 3 fires are reported and attended to at schools around the UK every week.

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