Our Fire Risk Assessment Consultants

Blackwood Fire engage the services of independent fire risk assessors who we consider to be some of the most experienced in the UK.

They have acquired vast experience during their long careers and senior roles within the Fire Service, and over many years of hands-on, high level, practical experience in fire risk assessing, including recently carrying out urgent fire risk assessment reviews on tower block buildings and similar properties for local authorities in London and other areas. 

We provide fire risk assessments on a completely impartial basis with the aim of providing the person, business or organisation, with the information that will enable them to fulfil their legal requirements under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and ensure that people using or visiting the relevant premises, are protected. as far as is possible, from the potentially life-threatening consequences of fire.

Protecting life should always be the main focus, but by implementing any action points and recommendations provided within your fire risk assessment, you will also be helping to protect your business or organisation from potentially disastrous consequences whilst also complying with current UK fire legislation.

Both Shaun Doyle and Stephen Burrows are accredited fire risk assessors under the Warrington Fire Risk Assessors Certified Scheme (FRACS).

What is FRACS?

This scheme identifies fire risk assessors who have been assessed for their competence to complete high quality fire risk assessments.

The requirement to conduct regular fire risk assessments is essentially the responsibility of any owner, manager, employer or occupier of any premises in order to provide safety for those that utilise those premises.

In the UK it is a legal requirement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to maintain such an assessment for any building.

Stephen Burrows

FRACS Registration Number: FRA50

Our Fire Risk Assessor - Stephen Burrows

Stephen is a dedicated fire safety professional, with over 37 years fire safety experience, covering both the public and private sectors.

He is a Member of the Institute of Fire Safely Managers (MIFSM) and a Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers (GIFireE))

Following retirement from the fire service, after completing 30 years’ service, 12 as a specialist fire safety officer, he worked for a number of large companies as a Fire Consultant/Associate.

He has many years’ experience in providing life safety fire risk assessments, compliance advice and fire training ,for a wide variety of premises/occupancies including care homes, licensed premises, factories, offices, schools, retail premises and residential properties (flats).

Stephen specialises in providing life safety fire risk assessments for all types of premises, in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Shaun Doyle

FRACS Registration Number: FRA17

Our Fire Risk Assessor - ShaunShaun was employed for nearly 31 years in the Fire Service, attending fire incidents as a flexible duty officer, with 20 plus years engaged in fire safety enforcement and investigating the more serious fires.

On leaving the fire service, a natural progression was to use his vast experience to provide a wide range of fire and safety consultancy services.

Although fire risk assessments are his speciality, compliance fire safety advice, fire safety training and advising on fire safety design for new buildings and building regulations are some of the other areas that he specialises in. He has considerable respected expertise and experience in providing fire risk assessments for a broad portfolio of clients ranging from the care sector, hotels, colleges and schools and in the more general factory, offices, and housing association properties.

Holding a Fire Engineering / Management Honours degree, Shaun is a Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

In addition, he is a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and on the Institution of Fire Engineers Fire Risk Assessors Register and also an Incorporated Engineer.

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