"Remember, remember the 5th of November", but more importantly remember the Firework Code on Bonfire Night: Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114 Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks Keep fireworks in a closed box Follow the instructions on each firework Light them at arm’s length, using a taper Stand well...

As we are in the height of summer (apparently), there is little doubt that you will host or be invited to a BBQ at some point over the coming weeks. Along with troublesome trips to supermarkets for your multi-pack of burger buns, these times can...

A Stoke Newington landlord has been fined £20,000 after it was discovered he was cramming 28 tenants into only seven rooms. The dangerous conditions were uncovered after Hackney Council Investigators along with police carried out a dawn raid on the terraced property which is comprised of two...

Mahboob Hussain, the owner of Shah Convenience Store in Walton, Liverpool has been condemned by a judge at Liverpool Crown Court because he “put employees at serious risk of death or serious injury” and “couldn’t be bothered” to carry out fire safety work. Mr Hussain, let...

Mr Simon Blandini has been ordered to pay fines and court costs totaling £2,600 after he illegally let a House in Multiple Occupation. On Monday 25th April Mr Blandini, Bath, pleaded guilty to two different charges at Bath Magistrates Court, one of failing to licence...

Safety in the kitchen Most accidental house fires start in the kitchen. Statistics from the government show a large number of accidental reported fires were caused by electricity in the house from people misusing electrical appliances such as cookers and microwaves. It is very important to...

During the cold weather, it’s important to stay warm however it is easy to let safety take the back seat. Follow our safety tips to help keep yourself, your family and friends and your homes and businesses safe: When using heaters carry the British Safety Standard...

If you own, manage or operate a business, you need to comply with fire safety law. The main law is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which applies across England and Wales and came into force on 1 October 2006. This law applies to virtually...

David Lewis McEwan was given a suspended jail sentence for failing to comply with fire safety standards and repeated calls for improvement from the Environment Agency (EA). Northampton Crown Court sentenced David McEwan, who was the Director of Larner Timber Recycling, on 13th January 2015 after...