Half of Tallinn nightclubs do not meet fire safety requirements

28.12.2009, 15:57

The North Estonia rescue service says that, of 14 randomly chosen nightclubs in Tallinn, six were lacking in fire safety.

ERR reported that the inspection carried on December 11 showed that in three cases emergency exit routes were blocked, in two establishments fire exits were closed and one had insufficient evacuation lighting.

In two cases, fire alarm system was not functioning properly, two nightclubs did not have a sufficient number of fire extinguishers while in four cases fire extinguishers were not checked as required.

Ants Raava from the rescue services says that the inspectors will carry out repeat checks in the establishments that were found to have insufficient fire safety in six months.