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Businesses warned to comply with fire regulations

Wed, 07 May 2014

Business owners have been told to comply with fire safety legislation or risk facing prosecution.

It follows two recent breaches – the owners of a Douglas bar were fined £6,500 and the owners of a restaurant in Onchan received a bill for £8,000.

Both cases involved a range of breaches including failing to record weekly fire alarm or emergency lighting checks, not keeping a fire alarm in working order and blocking a fire escape.

MHK Chris Thomas has responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service – he says it simply isn’t acceptable: 


  • Chris Thomas MHK

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