Hotel company fined £21,000 for fire safety offences

The owner of a  London hotel, the Averard in Bayswater, has been ordered to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to fire safety breaches.

After an inspection, that took place in April 2009, failings in the fire detection and alarm systems were evident, as well as a lack of external means of escape and fire door provision.

Although a fire risk assessment had been carried out in 2008 detailing failings in a number of areas no remedial actions were implemented.

It is a legal obligation for Hotel owners to carry out and act on the findings of a fire risk assessment.