A LANDOWNER who allowed two men to set up an illegal waste wood recycling business in the Devon countryside has been ordered to pay a total of £12,850 in fines, costs and compensation at Exeter Crown Court.
LAST YEAR in England, 3,849 accidental electrical fires were reported in the homes of people aged 65 and over, the equivalent of 11 a day and accounting for a quarter of all accidental electrical fires reported in dwellings in England during 2017/18. And 81% of these fires happened in homes where the occupant lived alone.
URGENT ACTION, including the introduction of a new law, is needed to reduce the risk from fires in high-rise residential blocks, according to the National Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee.
FIREFIGHTERS EXPRESSED both shock and anger at the announcement from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) that due to government cuts to the tune of £3.6m they intend to make further cuts to an already dangerously depleted service.
FIRE SAFETY Scotland returns to the Glasgow SEC on 12-13 September 2018 and will offer an unrivalled line up of free educational content and live demonstrations.
Following on from a successful launch in 2017, Fire Safety Scotland will once again be co-located with Health and Safety Scotland and Facilities Scotland. It will boast more than 120 exhibitors and 2,000 delegates across the two days.