Land is contaminated when there are polluting substances in, on or under the land. This may mean that the substances have been left in buildings or on land or that the substances are buried in the ground. Every local authority has a duty under Part 2A of...
Breaching fire safety regulations can have serious consequences for businesses. Every business must nominate a ‘responsible person’ to put in place fire precautions that reduce the risks of fire in the workplace. All staff must also undergo instruction about how to escape the building in the event of a fire and where the meeting point is located outside. There are also regulations in relation to the management of dangerous substances (including those which are flammable), emergency routes and exits and fire detection devices.
If a business is found to be in breach of the regulations, they run the risk of a sizeable fine and even prosecution, especially if someone has been injured as a result of the failures of the business.
As experienced fire safety solicitors, we are on hand to give businesses expert advice in relation to fire safety regulations, investigations by the fire authorities and provide specialist support with regard to the outcome of an investigation, if the intention is to prosecute the business.
Get in touch with our health and safety team by calling 0161 696 6250.