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Pub landlord hit with big fine for fire sign failings

3rd March 2010 | Fire Signs

A former pub landlord has been hit with a substantial fine after pleading guilty to failing to invest in fire signs.

Once again serving to highlight the importance to small businesses of sticking to fire safety rules and regulations, the former landlord of the Star Public House in Isleworth was fined for shortcomings spotted by a routine inspection carried out in the summer of 2008.

The fire brigade team noted that, as well as a lack of fire signs, the premises also had no fire extinguishers in place, while no fire risk assessment had been carried out, as the law requires.

In total, such failings cost the publican more than £16,000 in fines and costs, with London Fire Brigade assistant commissioner for fire safety regulation Steve Turek hopeful that this example will prompt other businesses to wake up to importance of health and safety signs.

"If people do not adhere to the legislation, then as shown in this case, we can prosecute," he said.

This comes just days after a Greater Manchester company was fined £24,000 after scaffolding collapsed at one of its work sites.

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