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Hatfield and St Albans companies fined over fire safety breaches

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Two companies managing rented properties in Hatfield have been ordered to pay more than £42,000 after admitting breaking fire regulations and other failures in a pioneering prosecution. Taken to St Albans Magistrates’ Court by the borough council, Odus Ltd of Bishops Square, Hatfield, admitted 41 offences on four properties managed for private landlords, and XS Property Management Maintenance Ltd of…

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“Profits before lives”: Man could face jail for ignoring fire regulations at hotel

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Profit was put before lives at a hotel with no fire alarms and no escape route, a court heard today. Stewart Woods, 56, was told he could face jail after admitting breaching a raft of fire safety laws at Sefton Magistrates’ Court. Woods, who still lives at the Norland Hotel in Bath Street, Southport, ignored a prohibition notice from Merseyside…

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JAILED: Wolverhampton pub owner put lives at risk after blocking fire exits with boxes

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West Midlands Fire Service said Daljit Singh blatantly disregarded its safety advice on numerous occasions. Singh owned the Hop Pole Inn in Oxley Manor Road, Wolverhampton, and was regularly visited by fire inspectors over a two-year period. But he repeatedly failed to remedy the safety breaches, despite a total of seven visits from fire safety officers, Wolverhampton Crown Court was…

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HSE prosecutes firm over burns incident

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A Flintshire-based gardening company has been fined £23,000 after an employee suffered burns while using a cigarette lighter to set fire to a pile of giant hogweed doused with petrol. Greenstripe Ltd was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive after an investigation found the employee had been told by his manager to burn the waste vegetation. Warrington Crown Court…

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College owner fined £24,000 for breaches of Fire Regulations

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The owner of Abbey College, an independent school in Malvern, has been fined £24,000 at Worcester Crown Court yesterday for serious breaches in fire safety law, and agreed to pay prosecution costs of a further £25,000. Hekmat Kaveh pleaded guilty to breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service brought the prosecution against…

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Former care home owner given suspended prison term after fire safety breaches

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THE former owner of a Knutsford Care Home has been given a 12 month suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to breaches in fire safety. Richard Dickinson, 67, of Denbigh Court in Runcorn, appeared before Chester Crown Court on Friday, December 13 after pleading guilty to three counts of breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. These related to the…

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