Wildwood restaurant chain fined near £15,000 for opening with fire safety breaches

Posted 17/06/2016 by Macdonald Martin Ltd.

Categories: Uncategorised

The Wildwood restaurant chain was fined £13,452 and ordered to pay £1,962 in court costs at Worthing Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to four charges under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

A complaint from members of the public led to an inspection if the property at 30 Southgate, Chichester in May 2015. During this, fire safety officers found numerous breaches of fire safety including the following:

  • Obstruction of fire exits
  • Defective emergency lighting
  • Absent fire alarm system
  • Dangerous electrics
  • Fire risk assessment which didn’t take into account the ongoing building work which was being carried out on the second floor

A prohibition notice was served immediately which prevented any person from sleeping within the premise. These breaches meant that people’s lives were massively being put at risk and all business have the responsibility to comply to fire safety legislation.

Wildwood have since rectified the faults. Fire services work closely with local businesses to assist them in complying with legislation. We can also help! Get in touch with us today by calling us 0191 5237870 or email us at [email protected]