Restaurant chain prosecuted over emergency lighting

Defective emergency lighting fixtures have landed The Wildwood restaurant chain in court.

The Chichester branch of the restaurant has been successfully prosecuted for breaching safety legislation after Fire Safety Officers found a number of infringements during an inspection.

As well as faulty emergency lighting, Officers also discovered blocked fire exits, dangerous electrics and the absence of a working fire alarm.

The Wildwood was fined £13,452 and ordered to pay £1,962 costs at Worthing Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to four charges under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

You can find out more about emergency lighting at this year's LuxLive. The event will include Escape Zone, an emergency lighting summit, which will involve seminars and tutorials on the subject.

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