Last month, Inside Housing revealed the results from the largest ever survey of tower block risk assessments following analysis of 1,584 blocks in England, which equates to 40% of the UK’s social housing.
The latest prosecutions highlight a £25,000 fine for a managing agent, who put tenants at risk, and a landlord in Peterborough who was fined £5,000 after ignoring requests to make improvements to a property. These fines continue to serve as an important reminder of fire safety.
Winner of the North Western IFE Branch IFE Lecturette Competition was Station Manager, Nick McCormack from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service who delivered an interesting presentation on the Kings Dock car park fire.
Serving as a reminder of the importance and severity fire safety breaches can result in, our latest update on fire assessment-related prosecutions highlights a £20k fine for a takeaway owner who put his employees at risk and a landlord who was fined £6,500 after forcing his tenants to live in a fire trap.
Over the last month, reports have surfaced regarding the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower and the various causes of the fire itself.