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Takeaway Fined £24,000 For Fire Breaches

Ignoring Fire Safety Legislation Cost This Takeaway Over £24,000
Ignoring Fire Safety Legislation Cost This Takeaway Over £24,000

A takeaway restaurant in Chester has been fined more than £24,000 after pleading guilty series of fire safety rules.

The owners of Buffet City, located in Chester, admitted committing six offences that put staff sleeping on the premises in danger if a fire was to break out on site.

At Chester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 17 January the takeaway proprietors were found guilty of the following offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005:

  1. not having a working fire alarm;
  2. failing to undertake a fire risk assessment;
  3. not providing a fire exit that could be used in an emergency without a key;
  4. storing combustibles on the means of escape;
  5. no working escape lighting;
  6. failing to plan and have appropriate procedures.

In addition to the fines that were served court costs payable exceeded £4,000.

A spokesperson for the local fire and rescue service in Cheshire expressed the service’s determination to take fire offences such as these seriously:

“This was an extremely serious case of a business putting the lives of their staff at considerable risk from fire. Staff sleeping in a workplace must be able to escape safely in the event of a fire.

“We are determined to protect the lives of those living and working across Cheshire and so we will continue to take action when businesses, large or small, do not take their fire safety responsibilities seriously.”

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