Enforcements Issued

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

  1. Poundstretcher – £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.

 

  1. Hallmark Hotel Group – £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.

 

  1. Tesco PLC – £95,000 for:-
  • Failure to ensure escape routes were kept clear
  • Inadequate fire separation in the building due to doors being wedged open

 

  1. Douglas and Gordon Limited – £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.

 

  1. The Atomic Weapons Establishment – £200,000 for:-
  • Failing to supply adequate safety clothing

 

  1. The Radnor Hotel – £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

 

  1. The Chumleigh Lodge Hotel – £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

 

  1. The Co-operative Group – £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

 

  1. Shell International – £300,000 for:-
  • Blocked escape routes and fire exits
  • Defective fire doors
  • Excessive fire loading

 

  1. New Look – £400,000 for:-
  • Insufficient staff training
  • Storage blocking escape routes