Monday, 12 May 2014

Care home manager accused of fire safety breaches

A company that runs a care home has been accused of breaching fire safety regulations.

The care home in Kenley, Croydon did not have a working smoke alarm and no sufficient fire risk assessment had been completed, according to the Croydon Advertiser.

Morven Healthcare, which runs Morven House on Uplands Road, and its director Shanmugasundaram Surendram appeared at Croydon Crown Court on April 21st after it was handed over by the Magistrates court.

As many as seven enforcement notices were handed to the care home by London Fire Brigade in February 2013.

In addition to the lack of a fire risk assessment, fire safety inspectors revealed the home was lacking preventative and protective measures to combat the likelihood of a blaze starting.

There was no emergency route or exit that would enable residents to evacuate the building safely, while there was no strategy in place to warn them if a fire were to break out.

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