Coroners report -Care home fire in 2017 resulting in two deaths.

Regulation 28 report to Prevent future Deaths by HM Senior Coroner for Hertfordshire, Geoffrey Sullivan, on the 10th Feb 2022.

This relates to a Care home fire in 2017 resulting in two deaths.

Two matters of concern were raised.

The MATTERS OF CONCERN are as follows. – (1) That sprinkler systems are not a mandatory requirement for care homes whose occupants have either limited or no independent mobility and are therefore at higher risk from fire.

(2) That care homes whose occupants have either limited or no independent mobility, and are therefore at higher risk from fire, are not deemed to be ‘Higher Risk Buildings’ unless they are at least 18m in height or at least 7 storeys high
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