Takeaway Owner Fined £12k for Fire Safety Breaches


A takeaway owner in Southampton has been fined nearly £12,000 after breaching fire safety regulations.

Iskender Anik, owner of the Istanbul Grill in Eastleigh, pleaded guilty to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Southampton magistrates court.

Mr Anik admitted that he breached a prohibition order which prevented sleeping in accommodation above the shop, while he also revealed that he had no adequate means of giving warning of fire or a sufficient means of escape.

The building was also deemed to have an inadequate provision of emergency lighting and lacked the fire-resisting separation between the ground floor and first floor.

Area manager Mick Crennell of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service claimed the service will continue to protect the community by identifying high-risk areas and taking necessary steps to ensure their continued safety.

He said: "Prohibition orders are only issued in the most severe circumstances, to prevent a risk of death or serious injury in the event of a fire; breaching these orders can have very serious consequences."