Kinsman Housing Limited has been found guilty by the Regulator of Social Housing for Breaching the Home Standard. This includes requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
As a result of a survey being carried out in December 2018 a number of serious and wide-ranging, defects and repair issues were highlighted. This lead to concerns about the fire safety on site.
The building had a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) carried out in January 2018, which found the risk to be at a tolerable level. However, this also included a number of follow up actions to ensure the safety of the property and the tenants.
When Kinsman failed to act on the follow up actions, a third party informed the regulator of the potential issues. These included the structural safety of the building as well as the safety of the gas, fire and electrical installations.
Kinsman are now working with the regulator on how to rectify the issues before a decision is made on whether to take further action.
Should you be found guilty of breaching the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, you can face anything from a fine to a prison sentence.
You can avoid this by undertaking any follow up actions from your Fire Risk Assessment, which should be renewed every 3 years and reviewed every 12 months or whenever there is a significant change to the building.
Make sure you won’t be prosecuted under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by arranging a Fire Risk Assessment today. Call our team on 0845 402 3045 or email us on Sales@assured-ltd.co.uk for more information.