Fire risk

When a fire occurs, the crucial first step of the appraisal investigation is to define the fire’s origin and cause.

Our expert fire investigators, trained in using the methods set out in NFPA 921, step in to define the origin of the incident by analysing the evidence left by the fire and by using specific tools (accelerant detector, sampling kit, thermal camera, drone, etc.). They may also further their investigations in the GM Consultant laboratory, employing appropriate analytical techniques (X-rays, MBE, etc.) or simulating ways the fire could have started in order to arrive at an accurate explanation.

Our loss adjusters work quickly and efficiently, in the scope of damage coverage or public liability coverage, on behalf of all the stakeholders: insurers, manufacturers, service providers, etc.

OUR LOSS ADJUSTERS

Bertrand BOIRON
Loss adjuster
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After spending my childhood at my family's appraisal firm, I started an apprenticeship to become a senior technician in a mechanical repair shop before earning certification as an automotive loss adjuster.
I gained six years of experience through meaningful partnerships, then joined GM Consultant in 2013 to assess damages involving technical risks and to investigate the liability of professionals in the sectors of industry and transportation.
I take a sympathetic, pragmatic, objective approach to all of the cases that are entrusted to me.

Email : bertrand.boiron@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 16 15 32 78

Fréderic DUCOIN
Loss adjuster - South West Manager
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I'm passionate about history, which drew me to the south-west of France over 25 years ago. I have always been inquisitive and had an eye for detail. My expertise in the operation of electrical installations and electrotechnical equipment sparked my interest in investigating the causes of fires. In charge of the south-west region, I lead a team of 10 loss adjusters spread out between Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Bayonne.

Email : frederic.ducoin@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 77 85 96 90

Lionel ANCART
Loss adjuster
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After studying civil engineering, I was responsible for maintaining and renovating a French département's (county) property assets, then managed a major manufacturer's after-sales service department. In 2013, I joined GM Consultant as a loss adjuster for technical and industrial risks, specialising in public liability of construction professionals. I specialise in issues affecting public works professionals, from structural work to finishing work, handling cases with confidence and diplomacy.
I'm interested in the United States, and admire Americans' winning mentality. I emulate their perseverance while handling cases.

Email : lionel.ancart@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 87 80 41 93

Matthieu HUGONNENC
Loss adjuster
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I have been an automotive loss adjuster, examining vehicle damage claims from every angle, since 1999. I also conduct judicial expertise proceedings. Through these roles I have gained over a decade of experience handling complex cases involving public liability and legal protection.
I joined GM Consultant in 2014, and in 2016 I started an office in Le Havre. From there I manage public liability cases involving motorised land vehicles, calling on my knowledge of fires and accidentology. I also handle damage claims. As a loving father, I've developed listening and diplomacy skills that come in handy both at home and at work.

Email : matthieu.hugonnenc@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)7 87 74 59 24

Nicolas ARNAUD
Loss adjuster
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After five years as a technical inspector in the electrical and lifting sectors, in 2010 I began working as an insurance expert specialising in electricity and electronic engineering.
I'm constantly on the lookout for technical and scientific advances, and like to stay up to date on legal changes by reading specialised journals on a daily basis. This expertise enables me to advise insurers on managing claims for industrial and professional clients. I am particularly interested in renewable energies, and handle electrical damage claims with integrity.
I'm the drummer in a rock band, and the electrical expert at concerts.

Nicolas PATRIS
Loss adjuster
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I started at GM Consultant as a loss adjuster in 2005. In 2010 I learned how to investigate the causes and circumstances of fires ("RCCI"), and since then I have been called in to research fire claims that generally involve buildings, machinery, and consumer goods.
I am a member of the AFEPI (French Association of Post-Fire Investigators), and step in when the liability of manufacturers, importers, distributors, or service providers is called into question in the event of a fire. I also assist my colleagues as a fire investigation expert.
My love of golf helps me sharpen my concentration and hone my attention to detail, both essential to my investigations.

Email : nicolas.patris@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 76 97 57 63

Sébastien ELIE
Loss adjuster - North West Manager
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I joined GM Consultant in 2011 to head the Nantes office and supervise the firm's automotive activities throughout France. Currently manager of the western region, I remain deeply attached to my job as a loss adjuster.
After many years of technical experience at dealerships and manufacturers during the development of automotive multiplexing, I began appraising classic cars then went on to specialise in automotive and industrial liability. Particularly interested in fire claims involving agricultural and public works equipment, I also work on cases involving industrial and mechanical issues. Rigour, strategy, and the art of negotiation guide each of my actions.

Email : sebastien.elie@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 16 15 31 05

Stéphane MARCET
Loss adjuster - Manager
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Starting as a technician, then working with lifting equipment as a technical manager at an inspection agency, in 2009 I joined GM Consultant as loss adjuster for broken machinery. Working on cases involving lifting equipment, industrial machinery, medical equipment, etc., both damages and public liability, I respond to each situation with curiosity and perspective.
Currently a technical advisor on broken machinery for the group's loss adjusters, I set up training sessions on specific cases of damage and support loss adjusters processing complex claims.
My passion for motor sports hones the attention to detail required for my job as a loss adjuster.

Email : stephane.marcet@gmconsultant.com
Phone : +33 (0)6 46 33 63 12