Company responsible for Doncaster care home prosecuted for fire safety breach

A Doncaster Company responsible for the running of a care home in Doncaster has been fined by the Doncaster Magistrates’ Court for breaching fire safety laws. The Old Rectory Nursing Home (Doncaster) Limited, responsible for the Old Rectory Nursing Home, Church Street, Armthorpe, pleaded guilty to a breach of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Inspecting officers from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s business fire safety team had earlier found that the 37 bedroom care home did not have a suitable or sufficient fire risk assessment in place and in particular, provisions for the time in which staff at the home would be able to evacuate its residents in the event of a fire The Compa

JD Sports fined for failing to address fire safety risks

Retail giant JD Sports was fined £60,000 in October 2017, proving that no business is immune from prosecution by the courts. West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) was forced to act following an inspection at the retailer’s Merry Hill premises in Dudley near Wolverhampton. As the Birmingham Mail reported, there was ample evidence that JD Sports was already aware of the issues. The retailer had conducted its own Fire Risk Assessment in mid-2014 which flagged concerns about blocked fire escape routes and fire exits. The WMFS inspection took place 18 months later and inspectors discovered that no-one had seriously addressed these issues. The WMFS subsequently advised JD Sports on the measures they n

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