Fatal fire care home manager fined for fire safety breach 04/04/2011

The manager of a care home that was the scene of a fatal fire has been found guilty of a fire safety breach. Karen Sykes, 41, from Sale, pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court on 18th March following the fire at Oldfield Bank Residential Care Home. She was fined £500 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15. The charge was for breach of article 23 of the Fire Safety Order - a failure to take care of herself and other relevant persons.   more info

£4,000 for landlord who flouted fire safety restrictions 01/04/2011

  A landlord has been forced to pay £1,000 in fines and £3,246 in costs for letting his property out after being served with a prohibition notice. Steven Russell, of Courtyard Hotel in Stockton on Tees, pleaded guilty at Teesside Magistrates Court for failure to comply with a prohibition notice. This is an offence under 32(2) (h) of the Fire Safety Order 2005. more info

Penhallow Hotel Company pleads guilty to fire safety charges 24/03/2011

The company that owned the Penhallow Hotel where three people died in a fire in August 2007 has admitted breaches of fire safety legislation. O & C Holdsworth plc pleaded guilty to two offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.   more info