Safety at Work

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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