Advice & Legal Obligations

FMS will offer access to reference materials and links to relevant sites that will keep our clients up to date with Legislation, hints and tips and other relevant reading materials concerning Fire and Security.

Please revisit to keep up to date as more useful information is added.


Guide to BS 5839 Part 1 : 2002


FMS Guide to BS5839 Part 1 : 2002


How to choose a Fire Risk Assessor


Hoe to choose a Fire Risk Assessor


 Fire Detection Systems:

 A Consultants Guide.

(This manual is a guideline to the Code only and as such it is important to read this manual in conjunction with the Code so that all aspects can be fully understood. This manual is not a replacement for the Code).

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Scottish Government Help and Advice:


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This website provides information about fire law in Scotland. We all know what damage can be done by fire and we all hope that it doesn’t happen to us.

We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and others from fire.

These roles are set out in the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005. Part 3 of the Act specifies who has responsibility for fire safety in non-domestic premises in Scotland (information about fire safety in the home is available at Even though you may never have had any responsibilities for fire safety before, you may find that under the new law you do have some responsibilities if you are a user or occupier of non-domestic premises (premises which are not private dwellings) or a house in multiple occupation which requires a licence.



Today’s intelligent control panels have the ability to pinpoint the exact cause of an alarm, but have also developed capabilities to become networked, integrated, and even wireless. This white paper explores the technological capabilities and the market’s prospects.

IMS Research The Modern Market for Intelligent Control Panels Directions and Prospects