Safety failings found at Caerphilly premises
7:00pm Friday 27th July 2012 in News
UNANNOUNCED visits to licensed premises across Caerphilly were made as part of a collaborative crack-down on under-age drinking, fire safety and excessive noise.
Officers from Caerphilly council, Gwent Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue were also checking health and safety regulations were being met, conditions of licences being kept and that the smoking ban was being properly enforced, at selected venues around the town.
A number of issues were identified at some premises, including inadequate emergency lighting at fire exits, out-of-date fire extinguishers, unsafe fire escapes, use of illegal measuring instruments for selling gin, whisky, rum and vodka, lack of ‘No Smoking’ signs and under-age drinkers on the premises.
The agencies involved are working closely with the management at each premises to bring them up to the required standard.
Formal action may be taken in some instances, therefore the properties concerned cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons.