A company director has been sentenced, after pleading guilty to providing a fire risk assessment that was not suitable or sufficient. Following the hearing at Southampton Crown Court on 1 June, the company providing the fire risk assessment for Cranleigh House, UK Fire Consulting Ltd (of which Mr. Charles Morgan is a Director), was fined £20,000 and costs of £19,952 for the same offense.
The managing agent for the premises, Denfords Property Management had pleaded guilty at an earlier magistrates’ court hearing, of a failure to comply with an enforcement notice to provide a suitable fire risk assessment. They were fined £10,000 with £6,000 costs and the individual manager specifically responsible for the premises was given a conditional discharge and £1,800 costs.
As well as a £2,750 fine and a three-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months, company director Mr. Morgan was ordered to pay costs of £19,952. The full story can be found here.
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