New research has shown that only about 52% of the more than 8000 pubs in the nation were compliant after being tested by fire and rescue authorities.
Many of the premises tested for fire safety all through the UK are lacking when it comes to fire risk assessment or emergency routes and exits.
In the United Kingdom, complying to fire safety standards is a requirement that ultimately defines how many people a premise can accommodate.
The director of Middlesborough fire protection and member of the National Fire Risk Assessor Council, Harry Wilmot, is urging pubs to update their fire safety. In a public statement he said that inadequate or even entirely absent risk assessments are the most common reason for non-compliance. Bar and club owners in the UK could increase their customer numbers if they update their fire assessments.
He underlined that proper fire risk assessment is not only a legal requirement in the United Kingdom but can have a positive effect on how a business operates.
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