New fire safety guide for Scots care homes

A FIRE safety guide for care homes issued after a fatal blaze has been revised following a public consultation.

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The initial guidance was drawn up after the 2004 fire at Rosepark care home in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, that claimed the lives of 14 residents.

The document was praised by a sheriff during a fatal accident inquiry into the tragedy in 2011.

Community safety minister Roseanna Cunningham said the Scottish Government had revisited the guidance to make it more user friendly.

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