Pete Moulson - Managing Director, FCMS Ltd

Pete Moulson

Managing Director

During my time operating within the Fire Industry (a significant amount of which was serving within a local authority Fire & Rescue Service), I dealt with social housing companies on a regular basis.
At FCMS, we complete in excess of 5,000 Fire Risk Assessments on properties each year.

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Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

The purpose of the FRA, is to reduce the risk of fire, identify the people at risk and the general fire precautions required to keep people safe e.g. ‘Relevant Persons’.

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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was introduced in October 2006. Fire and rescue authorities and other bodies (‘enforcing authorities’) have a duty to enforce fire safety in non-domestic premises.

Fire Risk Assessments for Social Housing

As a housing associations, you are the person who has legal responsibility for the fire safety in the building, the occupiers or the members of the public who visit the properties on a regular basis. It is highly important that as a responsible person you are in charge of overseeing the safety of everyone in the properties.

How to COMPLY with the Fire Regulations

With in excess of 38 years' operating within the Fire Industry I can personally help with your Fire Risk Assessments, if...

  • You don't have a Fire Risk Assessment
  • You have had one done by your own organisation but you feel that it may be inadequate
  • You have had one done by an alternative provider but the fire authority has led you to believe that it is not suitable or sufficient
  • You are unsure if you comply with the regulations
  • You have outstanding compliance actions and you need advice on the best course of action to take to achieve compliance

Call me, Pete Moulson on 0844 332 0445 or chat now

How we COMPLETE your Fire Risk Assessment

  • We send an accredited Fire Risk Assessor to you.
  • Our Fire Risk Assessor will compile and complete a report about all matters relating to fire safety.
  • We will issue a report highlighting satisfactory areas along with areas that require attention or do not comply with the Fire Regulations.
  • We will discuss your action areas with you and plan a course of action.
  • Provide access to your online report in our secure portal.

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Can I do my own Fire Risk Assessment?

YES. But it is almost certain that professional Fire Safety expertise will be required - DIY efforts or using inexperienced people is UNLIKELY to reach the required standard. If you need assistance, our GAP Analysis will help clarify what is required and the correct process needed to achieve compliance.

Commercial Contracts

Andy Davis-Commercial Director at Fire Compliance Management Services
Andy Davis
Commercial Director
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I manage our large inspection contracts, including one of biggest housing associations in the UK. Annually, we inspect over 1500 properties or dwellings with our team of nationwide inspectors for this client alone.
We have the capability to manage large nationwide contracts due to our efficient processes, dedicated team of inspectors and back office staff.
For all tender or contract submissions please call me.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Fire Safety and Fire Risk Assessments
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Breaches of the Fire Safety Order

Suspended prison sentence

A landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence following a fire at an HMO in Preston, Lancashire. Valli Patel, 74, was ordered to pay £18,455 in fines and costs, in addition to a 24 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to 7 charges under The Fire Safety Order.

The following breaches of the Fire Safety Order were found within the premises:

  • Flat doors which had mortise locks, key operated which were inappropriate for this type of accommodation
  • Inappropriate fire alarm detection within the flats
  • No working emergency lighting in communal stairwell
  • No smoke detection in corridor
  • no “borrowed light” in the corridor, which had the final exit door
  • final exit door which had a mortise lock fitted which is wrong for this type of accommodation,
  • Gas installation consumer unit on only means of escape
  • Electrical consumer unit without adequate fire resisting cupboard
  • Lack of appropriate fire resisting doors on flats
  • no self-closing flat doors
  • Lack of suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment
  • Lack of a clear evacuation policy
  • Lack of fire safety information to be passed to residents

Sentencing, Judge Robert Altham said that the defendant’s culpability in this situation was high and that the risk of death or serious injury was also high. However, he stated that the defendant had shown that he had a positive good character and was a benevolent and public spirited man in many ways had had a productive working life. He had received references which suggested that in no sense was he a bad landlord.