Safety at Work

Police appeal over Shrewsbury business arson

Police are investigating an arson attack on a joinery workshop near Shrewsbury which caused up to £400,000 damage.

They issued an appeal today for information following the fire at Niblett Bespoke Joinery based at Edgebold, near Hanwood.

The business shares the old dairy depot site with several other firms alongside the A488, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 01.54am 1st August 2011.

Business fire safety advice

Shropshire company bosses are being urged to attend an open day at their local fire station to get important information about their legal obligations for fire safety at business premises.

A series of two hour workshops are being held across the county in May by fire safety officers at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Suspicious fire at Halesfield 17, Telford

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called out at 10.30pm on Wednesday 23rd February to a large quantity of pallets on fire outside a unit on Halesfield 17, Telford. As the fire is believed to have been started deliberately, we are advising the business community to be alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

SFRS advice to prevent arson is:

Landmark Shropshire court case

Magistrates have ordered a Shropshire hotel manager to pay fines and costs totaling £5,355 in a landmark court case brought after the fire alarm failed to go off in the premises.

Nine residents were staying at the Plume of Feathers at Harley, near Shrewsbury, in the early hours of July 27 last year when the wife of the hotel manager opened the bedroom door to find smoke in the corridor.

Suspicious fire at Telford industrial unit

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire at an industrial unit on Halefield 19 at 5.25pm on Sunday 11 July. A large amount of wooden pallets bins and containers were alight outside the factory causing a propane cylinder to explode in the heat. The force of this blast blew a hole in both the wall of the factory and the roller shutter door, setting fire to items inside the factory.

Working in partnership with Shropshire Council

Following the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Inspecting Officers from the Business Fire Safety Department of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have worked closely with Shropshire Council to raise awareness of Fire Safety legislation by participating in presentations and workshops for responsible persons from a wide range of council business premises, including schools, residential homes, community buildings, offices etc.

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