New Fire Regulations Could Save Scottish B&B Owners Thousands

June 29, 2010 at 8:49 am 1 comment

Good news for B&B owners in Scotland as a simplification of the fire safety regulations applying to bed and breakfasts sees the price of installing equipment drop by as much as 90%.

Following a recent review of existing guidelines by the Scottish government, community safety minister Fergus Ewing claims that the new measures will “reduce costs and red tape”, helping those who need it most in this challenging economic climate, and allowing them to focus their resources on providing the best service possible.

Under the new regulations, B&Bs must comply with an agreed level of fire safety cover, according to their size and type. Hamish Fraser from the Federation of Small Businesses assures that ‘B&B and self-catering owners are determined to ensure the safety of their guests’, but this system will allow them to save thousands of pounds, with the average cost of taking the necessary safety precautions falling from £19,690 to just £960.

Fraser went on to say: ‘The FSB engaged with government and fire officials with the aim of finding a solution to protecting the safety of guests while ensuring the tourism industry stayed competitive. Today’s publication is another step towards that goal.”

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  • 1. Fire Compartmentation  |  June 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    The drop in the price is going to help so many people run safer businesses!

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