Fire Consultancy

Fire Safety is a priority for every building. At Trident we are here to help you navigate the best way to provide the safest building. As Regulations continue to tighten, we can ensure you are fully up to date and kept in line with the necessary guidance.

Trident has professionally qualified experts who are able to provide advice in several aspects of Fire Safety Management in buildings. We are not Fire Engineers, but we do have close links with a number of Fire Engineering partners where additional and specialist expertise is required.

Our Fire Consultancy lead is Matt Clare, who represents the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on IRG Working Group 4 – Fire Risk Assessment – reporting to the Competency steering group for the Hackitt Review. Matt also sits on the RICS Fire Safety Working Group.

Services we provide include Fire Risk Assessments, Fire Door Inspections, EWS1 Forms for most building types, Fire Safety Management appraisals and Project Management/Contract Administration of remedial works to buildings both internally and externally.

Fire Risk Assessments are essential for anybody who owns and manages a building. This includes Social Housing managers and owners and managers of Public and Private buildings such as offices, shops, industrial units, schools and hospitals.

Trident can guide the responsible person as outlined in both the Fire Safety Order and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, in ensuring all the correct systems are in place and help in providing the necessary paperwork to illustrate compliance. The Act describes the legal status and powers of fire and rescue services as well as containing, within Part 3, the duties of employers, those in control of non-domestic premises, and also employees.

We can also go a step further, examining existing records and conducting a full survey of a building. This allows us to complete a Fire Action Plan and/or Emergency Plan and make recommendations, where necessary, to the Responsible Person to provide proof that they have taken all necessary steps to improve and maintain fire safety measures in any building.

Trident’s team of Surveyors have undertaken additional training beyond standard “competency” levels to ensure we are able to deliver the highest standard of service. You can be confident that your building is in safe hands. Our Fire Consultancy team include Members and Associate or Technical Members of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). Trident is also a Corporate Member of the Fire Protection Association (FPA).

Matthew Clare

Executive Director matt.clare@tridentbc.com

Richard Crow

Senior Associate Director richard.crow@tridentbc.com

Gordon Hamilton

Senior Associate Director gordon.hamilton@tridentbc.com

Christian Watkins

Building Surveyor christian.watkins@tridentbc.com

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