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South Devon businesses fail fire safety tests

13th July 2010 | Fire Signs

The importance of having fire safety signs in place has once again been highlighted after four businesses failed a new round of inspections carried out by the Dartmouth dire brigade.

Back in May, a massive blaze gutted the south Devon town's Fairfax Place, with early investigations pointing to an electrical fault as the main cause.

Following on from this incident, the local fire authority moved to carry out a new round of fire safety checks, with a special focus on commercial premises with living accommodation above them.

Reporting their findings to the South Devon Herald Express, the authority has revealed that a pub, a shop and two restaurants were found to be in breach of fire safety regulations, though exact details of the breaches or the companies involved have yet to be confirmed.

Speaking to the paper, a fire authority spokesman said: "It is important that owners of commercial premises which have sleeping accommodation above their businesses are aware of their responsibilities as landlords under the law and have the appropriate risk assessments and fire safety measures in place."

At the end of last month, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) successfully prosecuted a company for failing to protect a worker from an explosion involving liquefied petroleum gas.

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