The Fire safety statistics for last year again show a positive reduction in the fire related deaths and injuries. So does this mean that business can now move their focus from this subject? Or does more still need to be done to educate business’ on the importance vigilance?
I think that this would be a foolish and ill-advised move. The ramifications of reduced focus could be disastrous. You just need to ask the people involved in the following for example.
The owners of a nail salon in York being given suspended prison sentences for failing to rectify fire safety failings; a Wolverhampton pub landlord sent to prison for flouting fire safety legislation and a Hounslow landlady receiving £200,000 in fines and costs following a fatal fire at one of her properties.
As a business owner you may not suffer consequences of fire related injury but could your business survive the consequences of huge fines or your imprisonment?