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15 Jun 2010

FIA pledges full support to Corporate Manslaughter Guidelines

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has welcomed the publications of new guidelines relating to the sentencing of organisations under a charge of Corporate Manslaughter.

15 Jun 2010

Two firefighters killed in Southampton flat fire

Two firefighters have been killed while tackling a fire at a high-rise block of flats in Southampton. The fire broke out at the 15-storey Shirley Towers in Church Street shortly after 20:00 BST on Tuesday 7 April 2010

15 Jun 2010

Tesco pays £119,000 for fire safety law breaches

Supermarket giant Tesco has been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay over £24,000 in costs after pleading guilty to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO)

13 Jun 2010

The Employees’ Capabilities Regulations now in force

The Fire Safety (Employees’ Capabilities) (England) Regulations 2010, came into force on 6th April 2010. Essentially this will require employers to provide evidence of ‘competent’ training for fire related tasks. Griffin Fire Training now incorporates guidance on this employer responsibility.

01 Jun 2010

Named and shamed

Prosecutions by the Fire Brigade continue to rise. Poor or non existent assessments and lack of training are a continuing problem. The LFB website states: ‘A risk assessment should be carried out by someone who has had sufficient training, and has good experience or knowledge of fire safety’

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