Fire safety expert witness in Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil and South Wales.

Unfortunately on occasions a business will find itself in court for fire safety issues and if you end up in this position it’s vital to get an expert fire safety witness.

Following a fire or an inspection by a fire service if it is discovered that fire safety requirements did not meet the legal requirements a business may find that it will face legal proceedings.

The Fire Practice provides expert witness services in cases where a dispute has arisen from a fire.

Richard O’Connell acts as a fire safety expert witness and more details of his experience working in the South Wales Fire Service for over 30 years can be found on our About Us Page.

What type of expert witness projects can The Fire Practice help with?

  • Fire safety design of residential and commercial buildings;

  • Fire performance of materials;

  • Review adequacy of Fire Maintenance procedures and record keeping

  • Review of fire safety documentation for compliance;

  • Review of legal obligation compliance e.g. Building Regulations or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005;

  • Review of fire safety management;

  • Review adequacy and reliability of fire risk assessments.

All investigation work and reporting is carried out on an independent basis. Our expert witnesses will establish the facts from physical inspection of premises, fire investigation reports, documents and other sources of evidence and provide opinion based on that information.