Fire Safety Consultancy

This service is usually performed by a 'competent' fire risk assessor or fire engineer. It is a service often offered on an hourly or day rate and it may include basic advice on fire safety, more complex and detailed advice on complicated build design, smoke calculations required for building regulation approval, plan examinations, representation in legal cases for either the prosecution or defence, expert witness advice, fire investigations and much more on building designs, active and passive fire systems etc.

Fire Safety Consultancy
Fire Safety Consultancy


The above is not an exhaustive list and your consultant may offer other services if they are experienced and competent. They should have a minimum qualification as a fire expert in fire engineering such as Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers, but check them out carefully as there are many people purporting to be experts who do not have the proper qualifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions.

There are a number of organisations throughout the UK who have nominated individuals, such as Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) (which is the main organisation that is recognised by the fire and rescue services), the National Association of Fire Officers, and as a third choice the Institute of Fire Safety Management (IFSM). If you are recommended an assessor please take care to check out not only their qualifications such as GIFireE and MIFireE, but also their experience and how long they have been practicing. Always ask for references. One key aspect is if you have sleeping accommodation as part of your premises it’s critical that the person is experienced and competent in this area of fire safety especially.

Not always. There are guidance documents issued by the government on all types of premises which can be found on the government web site, however if your building is multi storey and/or is complex our advice is always to get professional advice, and to always to seek advice on sleeping accommodation and in particular if it is residential care or nursing care as their premises require the top level of fire safety, knowledge, and experience.

Active Fire Safety Solutions provide complete fire safety solutions and manage all your fire provisions.

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