MANSFIELD’S B&M Bargains store has been hit with fines of more than £32,000 after being found guilty of breaching fire safety regulations.
Fire protection officers from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service paid a visit to the newly-opened Stockwell Gate shop in June last year and found that the store’s fire precautions were inadequate.
Appearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court, representatives from the national retail store admitted breaching six fire safety offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The court was told that B&M had failed to create a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment and were found to have obstructed fire exits leading out of the building.
Fire officers also found a fire exit route led to a locked enclosed area and bosses also failed to ensure that employees received adequate safety training.