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The Sherwood Palm Hotel owners who blocked escape routes with mattresses handed suspended prison sentences at Exeter Crown Court

The owners of a hotel in Torquay have been given suspended prison sentences for a string of fire safety breaches.
Bashir Rana and Veena Bahl, Directors of The Sherwood Palm Hotel Ltd, appeared before Exeter Crown Court on Thursday, having previously pleaded guilty to three offences.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the pair have been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 12 months. The company has also been fined £40,000 and full costs totalling £10,165 have been awarded to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/sherwood-palm-hotel-owners-who-1684424

NEW NFCC MOBILITY SCOOTER GUIDANCE NOW PUBLISHED

New guidance from the National Fire Chiefs Council has now been published ‘mobility scooter guidance for residential buildings’.

NFCC is pleased to release this for residential buildings, which outlines considerations for responsible persons of residential buildings to help establish the safe use, storage and charging of mobility scooters. It also supplements the information in NFCC’s Specialised Housing guide.

https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/NFCC%20Guidance%20publications/Protection/09062018_NFCC_Mobility_Scooter_Guidance_Final.pdf

PROPERTY AGENT TOLD TO PAY £40K SIX YEARS AFTER FATAL FLAT FIRE

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay £40,000 following the death of a woman at a fire at a block of flats in London in 2012.

https://www.fia.uk.com/news/property-agent-told-to-pay-40k-six-years-after-fatal-flat-fire.html

HOSPICE HANDED HUGE £250K FINE FOR FIRE SAFETY BREACHES

A care home in Hastings has been handed a huge £250k fine for a host of fire safety offences. St Michael’s Hospice Hastings and Rother was prosecuted in relation to offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The company was also ordered to pay costs.

The hospice pleaded guilty to two breaches in fire safety law which relate to the hospice’s overall failure to take general fire precautions to ensure the safety of its employees, residents and visitors. In sentencing Judge Henson described the failures in fire safety as obvious and avoidable.

https://www.fia.uk.com/news/hospice-handed-huge-250k-fine-for-fire-safety-breaches.html