Unlimited Fines for Fire Safety Breaches

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Following new measures that the Home Office has brought in, building owners could face unlimited fines to strengthen fire safety.

 

From March this year, the Home Office removed the limit on fines that can be distributed for breaches in the fire safety regulations under changes to the Fire Safety Order.

 

The news announced by the Home Office means anyone obstructing or impersonating a fire inspector will also face an unlimited fine.

 

Coming into force as part of the legislation in the Building Safety Bill, the new measures are part of the Government’s response to the Fire Safety Consultation. This measure will amend the Fire Safety Order. It will also require fire risk assessments to be recorded for each building and strengthen how fire safety information is handed over throughout the building’s lifetime.

 

Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017, the preliminary review into fire safety buildings will ensure all buildings comply with the latest fire safety and risk.

 

In 2020, the Fire Safety Consultation took place, allowing the Government to improve fire safety across the country.

 

Receiving more than 250 responses, they intend to launch a further consultation on personal emergency evacuation plans.

 

If you’d like to discuss ways to safeguard yourself, your employees and your building, simply contact the team at Alert Fire and Security.

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