Pennine Business Park
I have had an interest in Fire Safety since childhood and been an active fire safety professional since 1998, focussing on fire risk assessment and training (fire and first aid) as well as supporting clients in undertaking fire safety capital expenditure remedial works by managing the project to ensure the best balance of cost v quality and ensuring works actually meet the requirements of the fire risk assessment.
I am a specialist in first aid fire fighting, first working with extinguishers in the early 90's and still undertaking maintenance & supply services. I have broadened my specialism into the fire alarm field via advanced training in system design.
I am a believer in risk based provision & for clients to make an informed choice in their fire safety provisions so that they are clear as to what must be done as a minimum and what is optional extra protection – too many fire safety providers err on the side of caution and always recommend the highest protection as a mandatory requirement, even if the risk doesn't warrant it.
I maintain a number of professional memberships and accreditations as part of furthering my knowledge:
– Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers
– Member of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers
– Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
I am interested in the history of Fire Safety and collect information and literature on past historic fires that have influenced safety in the 20th century, & fire extinguishers, with a collection of literature, films (many of which are made available to all via YouTube) and actual equipment.