In September 1984 I joined the fire brigade as an operational firefighter working through the ranks and departments to Watch Manager Fire Safety. The operational years gave me unique insight into what really happens in the unfortunate event of a fire and a depth of knowledge and experience of the real risks involved in addition to being NEBOSH H&S and Fire Safety Certified. I have also trained fire wardens for over 25 years. (pics of simon training)
My final 13 out of 33 years in the fire brigade were spent in the Fire Department auditing businesses just like yours and ensuring they were safe and compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. I advised on building regulations liaising with Local Authority Building Control and Approved Inspectors ensuring both new builds and alterations met with current fire regulations. I sat on both Harrogate and York Safety Advisory Groups (SAG) advising on fire safety issues around event capacities & fire equipment requirements for large indoor and outdoor events in North Yorkshire.
We can guide and help all types of businesses from corner shops to hotels, care homes to licensed premises, HMO’s, education establishments and offices of all shapes and sizes to fully understand their legal responsibilities, whilst still keeping an eye on the budget.
We only provide fire safety risk assessments – not fire safety equipment, so you can rest assured that our fire assessment is an independent and reliable reflection of your fire safety requirements.
I have audited and helped hundreds of businesses in North Yorkshire in the last 13 years and I very much look forward to working with many of you again to help you with your Fire Safety responsibilities.