Howard joined the Fire Protection Association in April 1992 as a Training/Information Officer and currently holds the position of Principal Consultant. Howard carries out consultancy projects, including fire safety audits, fire strategy development and review, inspections, fire risk assessments and assessments to meet the requirements of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (as amended). He advises clients on fire safety legislation and practice, particularly regarding building design and construction. Howard has worked extensively with major insurers and other clients including the Ministry of Defence and City of London Corporation developing the next generation of fire safety management strategies and policies. He is a named validator for the QA of fire risk assessments through the FPA’s NSI Gold accreditation for the BAFE SP205 scheme - Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments.