News - Industrial Premises

Recycling firm pays out more than £60,000 in fire safety breaches 24/02/2011

A waste recycling company has been fined £40,000 plus costs after pleading guilty to 16 breaches of the Fire Safety Order. An investigation carried out by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service found that the company’s premises, which was used for paper recycling, had poor means of escape, a number of blocked fire exits and a disabled fire alarm, among other offences. more info

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service secures successful prosecution 15/12/2009

ATS Euromaster, in Southampton, has been fined £7500 after pleading guilty to charges relating to inadequate fire safety standards under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Proceedings were brought following a visit to the Southampton property by HFRS Fire Safety Officers who found significant contraventions of fire safety measures within the building. more info

Shell fined record sum for fire safety breaches 02/06/2009

Shell International Ltd. was fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £45,000 in costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the "RRO"). This fine is the largest imposed under the RRO. The London Fire Brigade prosecuted Shell following two small fires in the space of three weeks at the Shell Centre on York Road, SE1 7NA. These fires resulted in an inspection being carried out on 12 January 2007. more info