Restaurant fined over fire safety
A restaurant in Salford has been fined after failing to meet
fire safety standards.
East 2 East was fined Â£1,000 for each of three charges related
to fire safety breaches and was ordered to pay Â£5,000 costs.
When fire inspectors from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Service did a routine fire safety audit at the Riverside
restaurant, they found faults with the fire alarm system and no
suitable fire risk assessment in place.
In September 2009 an Order was served on the restaurant to
ensure problems were addressed but despite numerous follow-up
visits, months later safety issues still remained.
This week the company appeared before Manchester City
Magistrates and pleaded guilty to failing to make suitable and
sufficient fire risk assessment, failing to comply with a
prohibition notice and failing to maintain the fire alarm
Peter O'Reilly, Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Not having the
correct fire safety procedures in place puts the public in danger.
We hope these fines will show how seriously we take these matters.
We work with businesses across Greater Manchester to ensure
properties are safer from fire but we will take action if standards
are not met."