Scilly is ahead of the mainland in its frequency of fire safety checks.
In 2005, Government legislation made owners of accommodation responsible for assessing ways to reduce the risk of fire.
Councillor Richard McCarthy told Tuesday’s General Purposes meeting that the change had concerned him but he was pleased with how things had turned out. Speaking for the Senior Fire Officer, Howard Cole said some properties have received their third inspection now.
B and B’s with six to ten bedrooms will still be checked every 3 years or every 4 years if they are smaller. Self-catering units will be looked over on a 5 or 7 year cycle depending on their size.
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