Council in series of fire safety breaches

Council in series of fire safety breaches

Lambeth Council have received a number of fire safety enforcement notices after inspectors from the London Fire Brigade found numerous failings in schools, social housing, and children’s clubs.

A health and safety update is due to be presented to the council next week with full details of London Fire Brigade’s findings, according to a report in the South London Press.

The report says “There have been major challenges from the London Fire Brigade with regard to fire enforcement notices in sheltered accommodation; some generalist housing stock; hostels and lately, youth and one o’clock clubs have come under scrutiny.”

Lambeth council chief executive Derrick Anderson was served with an enforcement notice following the discovery of failings in a high rise housing block in Kennington, which included failures to:
•light emergency exits;
•give staff fire safety training;
•manage preventative and protective fire safety measures.

Lambeth’s executive director of children’s services was also served with a notice after failure to ensure that a risk assessment had been carried out at a youth centre in Clapham

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