Fire safety issues on projects can lead to significant claims against contractors, engineers and architects. The most severe fire safety issues can also lead to prosecutions, injury or loss of life. It is during these situations that an expert in fire safety engineering and regulatory fire safety compliance can be called as an expert witness to assist with identifying the root cause of an issue.

It is recommended that, where an expert opinion is necessary, it is important to appoint experts with a thorough understanding of the testing, materials and fire systems, as well as knowledge of the legislation required to demonstrate building compliance.

Warringtonfire has the experience and knowledge required to provide expert witness services. In the court system, we are able to serve as an objective party in a lawsuit. In a litigation case, we explain the complicated scientific and factual issues of the case. Our main responsibility as an expert witness is to evaluate potential problems, defects, deficiencies, or errors.

We can provide expert opinions on severity of injury, cause of a fire, failure in machinery or other safety systems.

Engaging a qualified and competent fire safety engineer helps to ensure statutory compliance and provides guidance to meet best practice throughout the lifecycle of a building. Ensuring the correct implementation of a fire strategy minimises the potential for a fire and its devastating consequences. However, in the event of an incident, whether a fire or an issue relating to the building design, a Warringtonfire fire safety engineer can provide expert advice to deliver a satisfactory solution to an issue or support the legal process as required.

Other Regulatory and Compliance Services

Expert Witness

Fire safety issues on projects can lead to significant claims against contractors, engineers and architects. The most severe fire safety issues can also lead to prosecutions, injury or loss of life. It is during these situations that an expert in fire safety engineering and regulatory fire safety compliance can be called as an expert witness to assist with identifying the root cause of an issue.

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NCC Reviews and Code Consultancy

We encourage early engagement with all key stakeholders, as getting the fire strategy right at the beginning of a project will save time and money throughout the project lifecycle. An early assessment of departures from to the deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions of the NCC can result in simple design changes instead of having to develop performance solutions later in the process.

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Compliance Inspections

Warringtonfire undertake non-destructive visual inspections of buildings to confirm, where practicable, that the fire safety measures outlined in our fire engineering reports have been provided. As part of this inspection, we witness testing to confirm that the active fire safety systems are interfaced and operate as intended by the performance solution.

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Peer Reviews

Peer reviews (also called third party fire systems reviews) are often required in construction projects. This is because they can support submission paperwork under the building regulations, or help you understand and evaluate a submission that a third party has presented to you.

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