Fast food restaurant fined £13,000 for Fire Safety legislation breaches

Delicious Foods Ltd, based in Eccles, Salford, have been fined a total of £13,000 for fire safety legislation breaches.

The company appeared in court on January 6 2012, and pleaded guilty to  a total of nine breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The restaurant, that also had living accommodation above the premises was found to have neglected its fire safety responsibilities.

The offences included not having undertaken an adequate fire risk assessment, failure to provide an adequate means of escape, failure to provide a fire warning system and fire fighting equipment. The only staircase from the upper floor lead into the commercial kitchen, should a fire have broken out in the kitchen the stairwell would have acted as a flue to draw toxic gas and smoke up to the upper floor. There was no emergency lighting and no working smoke alarms to alert occupants of the premises of a fire.