Before the Fire Officer calls, did you know...
If you are the 'Responsible Person-the Duty Holder' for Fire Safety compliance, YOU are LEGALLY OBLIGED to be in possession of an up to date, robust Fire Risk Assessment for your organisation underpinned, by an on-going Fire Management System.
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.
Fire never compromises. Neither should you.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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.