Lessons from Rosepark blaze


Posted on November 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

Fire safety plans at a residential care home where a blaze killed 14 residents were ‘systematically and seriously defective’, a fatal accident inquiry concluded in April. The fire at Rosepark care home in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, broke out in a cupboard overnight on January 31, 2004 and ripped through the building.

Fire safety plans at a residential care home where a blaze killed 14 residents were ‘systematically and seriously defective’, a fatal accident inquiry concluded in April. The fire at Rosepark care home in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, broke out in a cupboard overnight on January 31, 2004 and ripped through the building.
The report also reached the conclusion that bedroom doors should have been fitted with devices to shut them in the event of fire, as this would have made a significant difference to residents’ survival chances.
The report also reached the conclusion that bedroom doors should have been fitted with devices to shut them in the event of fire, as this would have made a significant difference to residents’ survival chances.
Tom Welland of fire safety consultants Fireco, said circumstances would have been quite different if there had been an adequate system of fire safety management in place at Rosepark.




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