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Hotel chain pleads guilty to seven offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Travelodge pleaded guilty to seven fire safety offences under the RRO(FS)O 2005 after a fire started during refurbishment works at its Gatwick Airport Central hotel. Travelodge were subsequently fined 13,000 and ordered to pay an additional 6,500 costs.

The seven breaches were - an inadequate fire alarm system; failure to review their fire risk assessment, inadequate fire safety training for staff; no planning, organisation, control and monitoring of fire prevention and protection measures; failure to properly maintain fire safety equipment obstruction of escape routes and blocked fire exits.