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Gregg's have been burning the bacon rolls again!

On a serious note, a successful prosecution of Gregg's has been brought, regarding Fire Safety Order failures:

Gregg's Prosecuted, Fined £50,000

There will be many more come 2011 too, I suspect.
 

UNG

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To me this should be down to the shop manager as alot of the article to smacks of poor local management and housekeeping
 

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4 pad locks on a fire escape door??? And the staff didn't do anything about it. If I worked there I would have informed the manager to take them off and the next day I'd come in with a pair of bolt cutters and do it myself.

Talking about this I need to get a fire extinguisher for my home. Last month a work mates house went up from a chip pan fire. Now his family are in temp accommodation for Xmas. His kids are not happy. Could have been worse, they could have been in the house at the time.
 
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To me this should be down to the shop manager as alot of the article to smacks of poor local management and housekeeping
That's a big part of it UNG.

Good fire management is a partnership between ALL involved parties. A lot of it starts and stops with good working practices, and clean, safe working environments.

Lots of it really is that simple, it just seems responsibility and action are the difficult bits.

The prevailing attitude in many chain or branch businesses is still that it is central "management's" problem, not theirs.

Big education needed!
 
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4 pad locks on a fire escape door??? And the staff didn't do anything about it. If I worked there I would have informed the manager to take them off and the next day I'd come in with a pair of bolt cutters and do it myself.

Talking about this I need to get a fire extinguisher for my home. Last month a work mates house went up from a chip pan fire. Now his family are in temp accommodation for Xmas. His kids are not happy. Could have been worse, they could have been in the house at the time.
Top five fails on Fire Risk Assessments we carry out:

At Five: Escape routes obstructed, barred, locked.
At Four: Lighting insufficient for escape routes (often general working too).
At Three: No fire fighting defence/fire warning system
At Two: No safety signage
At One: Lack of required maintenance on expensive systems already fitted!

Folks don't learn!

Good thoughts for fire safety in EVERY home - working, interlinked detectors on ground and first floor landings.
Portable fire extinguisher in kitchen - FOAM is probably best, but NOT ON ELECTRICAL FIRES.
Fire blanket in kitchen if you cook at all in Woks, frying pans, open pots.

Total cost of fire defence (if professionally fitted) - around £300 plus VAT tops.

Is life cheaper than that? I don't think so.

I also think that shops, offices, and any publicly accessible building should be absolutely required to display a certificate of Fire Safety together with insurances in their entrance lobbies - NAMING responsible person(s), extent of fire protection, and validity dates.

Well, my thoughts go out to your mate, and to all who've suffered fire at home.
 
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