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Fire Risk Assessments – Nottingham

Based in Nottingham, GTS has been a trusted provider of fire risk assessments since our founding. Serving the Nottingham area, our expert team conducts thorough evaluations to identify potential hazards and develop tailored strategies to mitigate risks. With a focus on compliance and safety standards, we provide reliable assessments that safeguard your premises and occupants. Trust us to deliver professional fire risk assessments that prioritise safety and peace of mind for your business or residential property in Nottingham.

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Type 1-4 Fire Risk Assessments

GTS can help your business to fully understand the general principles of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. At Global we ensure suitable and sufficient fire risk assessments are carried out and identify any possible hazards and risks. Following this we will make specific and practical recommendations to support you in reaching fire safety and legal compliance.

Global aim to give your organisation peace of mind that your property has a compliant Fire Risk Assessment in place. The Fire Risk Assessment team at Global consists of a dedicated team of individuals, all highly skilled, qualified and competent in conducting FRAs. All our assessors are regularly audited as part of the BAFE SP 205 Scheme to ensure competency.

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Experienced Fire Risk Assessment Team

Accredited under the BAFE SP205 scheme, which covers Life Safety Fire Risk Assessments.

All of our fire assessments are completed in line with BSI PAS79 standard – a methodology for assessing Fire Risk developed by the British Standards Institution. Our reports are available in both digital and print copy. For multi-site clients, we offer an online portal that allows you to access all your risk assessments, track and manage outstanding actions across your property portfolio.

FAQs

  • What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

    A fire risk assessment is a detailed inspection of a premise, looking at potential risks and improving the fire safety precautions. You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment. A necessary legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

  • Is it a legal requirement to have a Fire Risk Assessment?

    Do I need a fire risk assessment?  If you are responsible for a building, for example an employer, owner or occupier of premises that aren’t a single private dwelling, you need to contact us to get an FRA.

  • What are the 5 steps of a Fire Risk Assessment?

    GTS will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe through a fire risk assessment.

    • Identify the fire hazards.
    • Identify people at risk.
    • Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks.
    • Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.
    • Review and update the fire risk assessment regularly.
  • How often are Fire Risk Assessments required?

    Following government guidelines, the responsible person must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises.

    Low-rise blocks of up to three storeys above ground, built in the last 20 years, fire risk assessments should be:

    • reviewed every 2 years
    • redone every 4 years

    For blocks with higher risks, or those more than 3 storeys high:

    • reviewed every year
    • redone every 3 years
Matt GorfinMatt Gorfin

FRA Team Leader

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Matt uses his extensive 24 year background in the Fire Service for the RAF and working with high-profile projects for local authorities heading up our team
conducting extensive Fire Risk Assessments and producing bespoke solutions for our clients’ projects.

Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs)

FRAs are a vital step in producing a quality fire safety policy in your building. They are essentially a scheduled investigation of your premises and is carried out to identify all fire risks and hazards, considering the existing fire safety measures and controls in place.

The aim is to ensure you have the right fire safety equipment installed in the right places, to protect your employees and your building.

  • Type 1 – Common Parts Only (Non-Destructive)

    A Type 1 fire risk assessment is the basic fire risk assessment required for the purpose of satisfying the Fire Safety Order (FSO).

    This inspection of the building is non-destructive. It requires considering the arrangements made for a means of escape as well as an examination of at least a few of the entrance doors to flats. It requires taking into consideration any construction made to separate the flats from the common parts, as far as practicable reasonably, without any need for the opening of any construction. In this mode of fire assessment, there is no need to enter the flats beyond the entrance.

  • Type 2 – Common Parts Only (Destructive)

    The risk assessments in a Type 2 inspection needs to examine the same areas as those inspected in a Type 1 assessment, but here some samples are chosen for destructive inspection. It might require the opening up of the construction and for making any repairs that are needed after the inspection is completed.

    To check the integrity of separating construction through destructive inspection you will need a sample of flats. As this work is of a destructive nature, it is better if the testing is carried out in flats that are vacant.

  • Type 3 – Common Parts and Flats (Non-Destructive)

    A Type 3 assessment requires the same work as in a Type 1 assessment but exceeds the scope of the FSO, though it must not in any way contravene the Housing Act. In this assessment of fire risk, the arrangements for fire detection (smoke alarms) and the means of escape must be inspected in a sample of flats.

    Inside the flats the assessment is non-destructive, but it is essential that the fire resistance of doors leading to rooms be considered. Fire prevention measures are not considered if they are within the control of the landlord or responsible person, though heating and electrical installations maintenance may be looked at.

  • Type 4 – Common Parts and Flats (Destructive)

    Type 4 assessment is the same as Type 3 assessment in scope, other than that it will allow for destructive inspection and testing in both flats and common parts carried out in some sample areas and flats that are selected.

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Byron Central

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Byron Central

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  • Client Name

    Unite Students

  • Sector

    PBSA

  • Location

    Newcastle

  • Value

    £3.3 Million

Global undertook passive fire protection works on a live student accommodation site in Newcastle. Taking a holistic approach, fire strategy review and AFD upgrade. Consisting of 6 student blocks in a given time frame of 12 months. Global was able to complete the work in a reduced timetable down to 9 months*, reducing the disruption any students received.

Byron Central has a timber structure with supplier design details. Throughout the block, the walls and parts of the stairwells were dismantled and put back. An overview of the work undertaken were, surveying, fire stopping, painting and decorating. The project employed workers from the local area and consisted of up to 42 people.

 Scope of Works

Multiple passive fire protection works were undertaken by Global. Global reinstated the integrity of the cluster walls by removing the sections of the ceiling and extending to the underside of the timber soffit. Throughout the corridor and lobby ceiling, existing ceiling was removed and a Firefly system was installed.

Plasterboard and wall lining was removed and installed 50mm FSI ablative batt in between existing studs, installed single layer of wall board, firestopping any penetrations from corridor to bedrooms and tape & joint/decorate upon completion of works. A head of wall detail was conducted, extending the wall boards to the existing studwork to the underside of the existing fire line soffit.

Wallboards were removed near the stair core and existing timber studwork was retained. Allowing Global to install double wallboards to both faces of stud to achieve the required 60 minute integrity.

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Gateshead Council

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Gateshead Council

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Project Details

  • Client Name

    Gateshead Council

  • Sector

    Council

  • Location

    Bedfordshire

  • Service

    FRAEW Review

Global Technical Services (GTS) was asked to review Fire Risk Appraisals of the External Wall of sites across Gateshead completed by Gateshead Council. FRAEWs were reviewed and read in line with the PAS9980 and reports were  produced for the Building Safety Officer for Gateshead Council. Site visits were undertaken and the reports highlighted points of clarification, confirmation or remediation.

 Overview

Global HSE supported with verifying a Risk Rating for each site in line with PAS 9980 guidance. Global commented on the combustibility of the materials, whilst also validating the recommended remediations where necessary. The FRAEW’s that Global have supported with are not intended to be used as a means to audit design or construction of buildings against any applicable regulations or guidance, nor to support litigation in relation to compliance with Building Regulations.

The GTS Team took from a team of Fire Engineers and Façade Consultants to complete a triage of all 25 buildings, supporting with breaking them down into common archetypes. Global then supported the Building Safety Officer with their FRAEW process and risk validation for each premises. Following a Document Review carried out by Global and upon further research and reference to manufactures installation details, Global were able to validate the risk rating assigned to each premises, along with provided further narrative to advise the next best steps, where remediation was required.

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BPHA

BPHA – Social Housing Provider

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Project Details

  • Client Name

    BPHA

  • Sector

    Housing Association

  • Location

    Bedfordshire

  • Service

    FRAEW

Global Technical Services (GTS), acting under instruction from BPHA were requested to undertake a Fire Risk Appraisal External Wall Survey (FRAEW) for 12 developments across the UK, in order to assess the suitability of the external wall system in accordance with published guidance PAS9980: 2022. Consisting of purpose built apartment blocks dating from the 60s-80s with a variety of occupancy and storeys all from 10m. All the FRAEWs were completed by a team of Façade Technical Consultants and Senior Fire Engineers.

Overview

GTS’s Fire Engineering Division and Façades Division collaborated to support a housing authority in Bedford with 12 Fire Risk Appraisals of the External Wall. The GTS teams initially assessed each premises, breaking them down into common archetypes. The Façades Division identified areas of intrusive works, aligned to recommendations from the PAS 9980.

GTS provided the access, whilst also completing the intrusive works, where we coloured matched the areas that were opened up, and made-good afterwards, to ensure the façade envelope was
uncompromised and weather tight. Global’s’ Fire Engineering and Façade division then worked in tandem to produce an FRAEW report for each premises, providing a risk rating, along with the
appropriate remediation works required where necessary.

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Winchester College Sports & Leisure

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Winchester College Sports & Leisure

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Project Details

  • Client Name

    Kier Construction

  • Service

    Fire Scrutineer

  • Location

    Winchester

Global Technical Services (GTS) were appointed to Scrutineer work after an initial enquiry raised by Kier on a site visit, to GRP framed Fire Door Installation. Desktop reviews on the use of materials was undertaken and site visits under GTS’s standard scope of services with written reports to seek clarification, confirmation, or remediation.

Specifically tasked to:

  • Check the use of materials and products which have been shown by certification, testing or assessment to have the appropriate fire performance.
  • Random inspection of sites to monitor the quality of work.

Overview

In particular, Technical Details for Ductwork where Dampers pass through a Fire Rated Wall system and the fixing methodology supplied by the Manufacturer. Where detailing to the ‘gapping’ from substrate to frame had not been completed at the time of install by another company.

Scrutineering the works, it saved Kier future remediation costs by making the site safe within the parameters of compliance, Fire and Life Safety.

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Property Risk Latent Defects

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Latent Defects

Latent Defects

Fire Engineering

A scheduled investigation of your premises is carried out to identify all fire risks and hazards, considering the existing fire safety measures and controls in place.

As the years pass, and in the wake of tragic events such as the Grenfell Tower Fire, legislation surrounding the safety of buildings, and the compliance of their current passive fire protection measures can change frequently, meaning that a lot of properties soon become non-compliant, posing a risk to not only any individuals inside, but the financial well-being of the premises owner.

In recent years, it has become vital that all buildings should be up to date in all aspects of their fire safety, in order to give the best possible chance of stopping the spread of a fire and allowing for the all-important extra evacuation time.


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What are Property Risk Latent Defects?

A latent defect is a fault in a property that could not have reasonably been discovered through inspection before completion.

GTS monitors all fire safety systems in order to identify all possible problems with each premise.

  • Fire Rated Door Sets & Riser Doors
  • Compartmentation, Fire Stopping
  • Fire Dampers
  • Cladding
  • Fire Rated Ceilings, Walls, and Floors

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EWI – External Wall Inspections

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EWI – External Wall Inspections

FRAEW

An External Wall Inspection (EWI) typically involves assessing the condition and safety of the outer walls of a building or the structure. This is usually done by a qualified building inspector or engineer who will look at façade configuration, material combustibility, workmanship, and compliance with building regulations.

If any issues are identified, the inspector will provide a detailed report outlining the problem, its severity, and recommendations for any remedial action. Depending on the severity of the issue, this may involve repair work, or replacement of the affected areas of the wall.


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Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls (FRAEW)

The PAS 9980:2022 document is a code of practice which provides a methodology for competent Building Professionals, such as Building Surveyors, and Fire Engineers, to follow in order to complete a Fire Risk Appraisal of the External Walls of a building. These individuals will be tasked with “assessing the scope for, and risk from, fire spread via external wall construction and cladding, such that the outcome can be used to inform a building’s Fire Risk Assessment”.

The PAS 9980:2022 document provides recommendations and guidance on undertaking a FRAEW, and provides a consistent framework to report results. It’s useful to those who make decisions based on the FRAEW outcome.

Detailed Fire Risk Appraisal of External Walls reports are produced by Façade Technical Consultants and reviewed by Senior Fire Engineers.

BPHA – Social Housing Association

Global Technical Services (GTS), acting under instruction from BPHA were requested to
undertake a Fire Risk Appraisal External Wall Survey (FRAEW) for 12 developments across the UK, in order to assess the suitability of the external wall system in accordance with
published guidance PAS9980: 2022. Consisting of purpose built apartment blocks dating from the 60s-80s with a variety of occupancy and storeys all from 10m. All the FRAEWs were
completed by a team of Façade Technical Consultants and Senior Fire Engineers.

GTS’s Fire Engineering Division and Façades Division collaborated to support a housing authority in Bedford with 12 Fire Risk Appraisals of the External Wall. The GTS teams initially assessed each premises, breaking them down into common archetypes. The Façades Division identified areas of intrusive works, aligned to recommendations from the PAS 9980.

GTS provided the access, whilst also completing the intrusive works, where we coloured matched the areas that were opened up, and made-good afterwards, to ensure the façade envelope was
uncompromised and weather tight. Global’s’ Fire Engineering and Façade division then worked in tandem to produce an FRAEW report for each premises, providing a risk rating, along with the
appropriate remediation works required where necessary.

Complete Approach to Fire Engineering

At GTS we inspect Cladding and Façades to make sure that it is installed and maintained correctly, and that it falls in line with Approved Document B, and Manufacturers Guidelines, producing detailed reports and issuing a FRAEW in-line with PAS 9980,
highlighting any shortcomings and outlining any remedial works that must be carried out to ensure compliance.
Damian RobertsDamian Roberts

Façade Technical Consultant

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Bruce PattersonBruce PattersonSenior Fire Engineer Contact

Damian has over 5 years’ experience in Façade Design and Roofing after graduating from Liverpool John Moore University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Surveying. Damian has assisted senior project managers in large remediation developments across Greater Manchester and London.

Bruce worked for Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service for almost 20 years. Progressing from Fire Fighter, to Fire Engineer, he headed up the commercial arm of the Fire Service in Newcastle

FAQs

  • Do I need a FRAEW?

    Any existing multi-occupied, multi-residential buildings containing two or more sets of domestic premises now require the fire risk assessment to include an assessment of the external wall under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

    If the fire risk assessor recognises that the external wall system is outside of their level of competence, an FRAEW will be required.

  • What is the purpose of a FRAEW?

    These typically involves a thorough examination of a building, with the construction materials, design details, and wider fire safety systems in place within the building being the focal points. The purpose is to assess the potential risk of a fire spreading both on and within the external wall of the building, causing harm to the building, and its occupants.

  • What is the difference between EWS1 and FRAEW?

    EWS1 Certificates are used for valuation purposes, an FRAEW is not.

    According to PAS9980 whilst an FRAEW can be used as a suitable report to support or inform an EWS1 form, it does not replace it.

  • What is PAS 9980?

    The standard to which that FRAEW must meet is enshrined within the PAS 9980 guidance. Published by the BSI, PAS 9980 sets out guidance on how to carry out an assessment of the external wall of a relevant building, all as part of the periodic fire risk assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.

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Fire Strategies

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Fire Strategy

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Fire Strategy

A Fire Strategy is one of the earliest parts of the conception of a building, being created around the same time as the architects begin to draw out their plans.

A Fire Strategy should strive to be as detailed as possible, and pinpoint multiple aspects of a building that should be addressed in order to ensure a high level of fire safety. It should look at where there are potential risks of a fire starting, how it could spread throughout a building based on the structure and materials specified in the construction plans and designs, and what measures should then be put in place in order to reduce the risk of a fire starting, spreading, and causing damage and loss of life. It should look into both the internal risk of fire spreading, such as compartmentation, ventilation and passive fire protection methods, and external risk, with possible issues arising surrounding cladding and alike.

Our team of experts work hard to ensure that all Fire Strategies carried out by GTS are to the highest standard and are as meticulous as possible, outlining every detail


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Fire Strategies GTS can provide

  • Fire strategy production and review for any client in line with the RIBA stages.
  • Support at a qualitative design review
  • Fire Safety Management Plans to BS9997
  • Cladding investigations for residential high rise building in preparation for a EWS1 form to be issued and signed by a charted RIBA member
  • Fire Engineered design and review for solutions that do not fall in line with ADB (BS9999 and BS9991)
  • EWS1 surveys and Fire Risk assessments for residential and non-residential building
  • Fire Strategy Drawings and Compartmentation Drawings
  • Provide advice to clients for pre consultation meetings with building control or other local authorities to meet the designer’s vision
Andrew BrownAndrew Brown

Senior Fire Engineer

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Bruce PattersonBruce PattersonSenior Fire Engineer Contact

Holding a Masters in Fire Safety Engineering and having handled a large and impressive portfolio over his career, Andy brings a great deal of expertise with specialisms in Fire Engineering, CFD Modelling and Fire Strategies. Andy’s ability to understand complex issues and support clients’ decision making, places Global at the forefront of fire consultancy. 

Bruce worked for Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service for almost 20 years. Progressing from Fire Fighter, to Fire Engineer, he headed up the commercial arm of the Fire Service in Newcastle

FAQs

  • What is a Fire Strategy?

    Developed with the safety and compliancy of a building in mind, an expert will draw up a Fire Strategy in order to identify all potential risks, problems, and solutions within a property. It is an essential part of the preparation process for a business looking to build their premises and should be a thorough and exhaustive report.

  • What does a Fire Strategy identify?

    It should identify procedures in the event of a fire, detailing planned escape routes and evacuation plans, any fire exits, facilities and access for emergency services, and assembly points. It should also highlight the methods of warning to all individuals in the building, such as fire alarms, and should outline fire detection equipment and fire suppression equipment that should be present in the building.

    This can be anything from smoke alarms to fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and passive fire protection measures, which should be put in place in order to create a thorough fire safety system. Emergency lighting and fire signage should be discussed in the report, as well as the Fire Ratings of all fire doors, fire walls, ceilings, and floors.

  • Do I need a Fire Strategy?

    The requirement for a fire strategy is not only applicable to new builds; they can also be produced for existing buildings. These are often known as ‘retrospective fire strategies’.
  • What’s included in a Fire Strategy?

    It is not a fire safety plan, or an evacuation plan/procedure. It is required to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations, covering:

    • Means of fire detection;
    • Warning and escape;
    • Internal fire spread (linings and structure);
    • External fire spread; and
    • Accessibility and facilities provided for the fire service.

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The team is assembled of individuals from diverse backgrounds including fire safety, building engineering, façade engineering firefighting, military, and infrastructure design and build.

Our expert team can provide a breadth of fire engineering knowledge to any project, spanning the built environment and housing sectors.

Offering bespoke fire engineered solutions that cover all aspects of fire safety, ranging from non-standard construction details to buildings that step away from traditional guidance.

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St Marks Case Study

St Marks

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Project Details

  • Client Name

    Bowmer and Kirkland

  • Sector

    Student Accommodation

  • Duration

    18 Months

  • Location

    Lincoln

  • Project Value

    £94 Million

Global were instructed by Bowmer and Kirkland to complete inspections and Fire Scrutineering in accordance with the role of ICA to the project at St Marks, Lincoln. Over the past 18 months, Global have supported the fire safety requirements throughout the £94 million scheme to deliver 1,300 student flats in Lincoln over 9 storeys.

This contract sees Global assist Bowmer and Kirkland with providing full fire safety design support. Global have completed constant fire design reviews as the build has progressed, inline with the Golden Thread Gateways 1, 2 & 3. We have also provided constant technical support when specifying and resourcing materials to ensure they are correct and compatible. Throughout the support and consultancy time on the project Global have ensured that common fire and quality issues are not duplicated or carried forward from previous or similar new builds.

St Marks – The Project

Bowmer and Kirkland have undertaken the design and construction of 10 seperate student accommodation blocks for Aberdeen Standard Life on behalf of the University of Lincoln. The project provides 1,372 rooms and associated infrastructure and external works. Each room is part of an 8 to 12 room cluster and has common living and kitchen facilities. The en-suite shower rooms were built off site and lifted into position as work has progressed.

The Fire Scrutineer role concentrates on the three gateways of a construction project, Design, Construction and Pre-Occupation. At each gateway, Global provide a mixture of desk top analysis and site visits to ensure that all design and actual build details are compliant, installed correctly and of good workmanship. The Fire Scrutineer records and assesses all aspects of the fire safety of the project to show due diligence and provide evidential, auditable records for the O&M manuals, in line with Regulation 38.

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Approach

From inspecting and working on fire latent defect surveys and fire remediation projects in various student housing properties nationally, the Global team were able to emphasize commonly occurring design and quality issues found in similar building types. Prior to works commencing on St Marks, Global assisted with early engagement at Gateway 1, in the design and build of a mock-up student flat with en-suite and kitchen and dining area.

This allowed all stakeholders and contractors to work with the client to engage in the fire strategy for the building and roadmap, to create fully compliant compartments which could be designed across the whole building. This made it possible to design out any defects and emphasis QA/QC and verification regards fire safety, producing a compliant project pack of standard details that could be adopted across the site.

By doing this at such an early engagement stage B&K were able to save costs and delays across the project and provide the client with a compliant and safe building. Bowmer and Kirkland could demonstrate that they had not only ‘Raised the Bar’ but have ‘Set the Bar’ with regards to fire safety in construction.

Originally the deadline for completion of works was 21st February 2021, to allow the property to reopen fully in time for half term. With Covid-19 restrictions at the time, it was not possible for the property to open for visitors during February, however Global still worked to the previously set out completion date. Commencing works on 1st February 2021, we were able to complete remedial works within three weeks. Our team of X worked over the three weeks to improve the fire rating of existing door sets, replace glazed screens, and provide fireproofing around electrical consumer units.

Outcome

Throughout the ongoing project, Global have supported Bowmer and Kirkland with any fire and quality build issues that have been highlighted throughout the build including workmanship, supplier faults and variations in manufactures design and test details.

To support our client with details that deviated from the original manufacture’s details, Global produced a UKAS assessment that proved that the Met-Frame walls could meet the required performance set in the fire strategy and evidenced/ verification that could be added to the O&M’s and as built drawings. This ensures that the completed building is in line with the original fire lines and fire strategy drawings.

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Fire Scrutineer

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Fire Scrutineer

ASFP AWARDS – FIRE Safety INNOVATION

Award Winning

Save millions of pounds in remediation costs

Building Safety Act 2022 

Builders and developers have a legal responsibility to ensure appropriate materials and workmanship meet the statutory requirements in order to ensure compliance.

Limitations periods have now been extended under the DPA (Defective Premises Act) to 30 years retrospectively for buildings prior to June 2022, and 15 years for claims to building secured post June 2022.

At each gateway, Global provide a mixture of desk top analysis and site visits to ensure that all design and actual build details are compliant, installed correctly and of good workmanship.


  • Avoid the pitfalls

    In line with the proposed Independent Construction Assessor (ICA) framework, Global’s Fire Scrutineer role has developed from the Building a Safer Future Report.

    The Fire Scrutineer ensures that at every stage of construction, it is built compliantly in line with the functional requirement of building regulations. Saving both time and money for you and your clients, instilling a great sense of peace of mind that the property is safe for all

  • Aligns to the stages of the construction process

    The Fire Scrutineer records and assesses all aspects of fire safety of the project to show due diligence and provide evidential, auditable records for the O&M manuals, in line with Regulations 38 & 7.

    Ensuring that at every stage of construction, it is built compliantly in line with the functional requirement of building regulations. Saving both time and money for you and your clients, instilling a great sense of peace of mind that the property is safe for all.

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Global Technical Services (GTS) were appointed to Scrutineer work after an initial enquiry raised by Kier on a site visit, to GRP framed Fire Door Installation. Desktop reviews on the use of materials was undertaken and site visits under GTS’s standard scope of services with written reports to seek clarification, confirmation, or remediation.

Specifically tasked to:

Check the use of materials and products which have been shown by certification,
testing or assessment to have the appropriate fire performance.

Random inspection of sites to monitor the quality of work.

RIBA Stages

At each gateway, Global provide a mixture of desk top analysis and site visits to ensure that all design and actual build details are compliant, installed correctly and of good workmanship.

Ensuring that at every stage of construction, it is built compliantly in line with the functional requirement of building regulations. Saving both time and money for you and your clients, instilling a great sense of peace of mind that the property is safe for all.

  • Stage 1 – Design

    Involves early engagement with architects and designers to review their specifications and fire strategies. This helps to prevent issues and conflicts in the construction stage.
  • Stage 2 – Construction

    During this stage of the Golden Thread, regular inspections of workmanships are undertaken to ensure the installations are completed in line with designers/architect’s details, and installed as per manufacturers tested solutions.

  • Stage 3 – Pre-Occupation

    Involves the review of all commissioning certificates. This ensures that everything is approved in time for pre-occupation fire risk assessment, along with all documentation required for regulations. This would then be handed over to the Responsible Persons after the building is complete.

Jody Jody Gill

Fire Scrutineer

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Jody has worked in Technical Management for over 25 years, managing multimillion pound projects. His specialisms are in drywall, fire barriers, fire-stopping and fire containment with extensive knowledge of the built environment. He now leads the Fire Scrutineering team, working on multiple projects.

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Case Studies

  • Byron Central

    £3.3 Million Value

  • Angel Court

    25 sites and architypes

  • Winchester College

    Fire Scrutineer

  • BPHA – Social Housing Provider

    12 sites across Bedforshire

Fire safety is our whole business

The team is assembled of individuals from diverse backgrounds including fire safety, building engineering, façade engineering firefighting, military, and infrastructure design and build.

Our expert team can provide a breadth of fire engineering knowledge to any project, spanning the built environment and housing sectors.

Offering bespoke fire engineered solutions that cover all aspects of fire safety, ranging from non-standard construction details to buildings that step away from traditional guidance.

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