June 16, 2014 

A Walsall hotelier was handed down a 12-month jail sentence for eight life-threatening fire breaches in his 33-bed hotel.

The failings included:

  • A fire exit blocked by mattresses
  • Faulty fire alarms
  • An obstructed landing
  • Faulty emergency lighting
  • No fire detection in the basement, which contained flammable materials

In 2009 Wolverhampton fire officers also found:

  • No proper fire risk assessment
  • Inadequately maintained fire alarms
  • No smoke detectors in some bedrooms
  • Alarms that could not be heard in all areas
  • No staff training

A customer complaint led to the prosecution.

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