Project description & how to report incidents The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has been commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to lead a three year study on fires involving solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. The study involves a review of historical incidents, relevant literature, standards and training. Another important part of […]
FI-UK welcome Mike Burroughs, who served for over 30 years with the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Mike is well known for his meticulous research capabilities which will compliment our very experienced team, now totalling approximately 320 years ‘fire and/or criminal justice’ experience between us all!!
FI-UK and BRE Global have supported Dr Roth Phylaktou and Professor Gordon Andrews at this year’s ‘Fire and Explosion Investigation Course’ at Leeds University with our own Dr Peter Mansi and James Acott, along with BRE’s Richard Chitty. FI-UK and BRE Global believe in actively sharing their knowledge and experiences, by using our competent practicing forensic […]
It is with tremendous sadness that I have to report our friend, colleague, FI Global Associate and IAAI President of the IAAI-Africa Chapter Mr Kim Yates was tragically killed with his wife and best friend Ingrid in a motorcycle accident in South Africa. Our thoughts go out to his other best friend and business partner […]
FI-UK passed the 4th ISO 9001 inspection by BSI today with very positive comments from the Inspector. Maintaining excellent background organisational structures to support our every growing client base to provide outstanding service delivery. We have already booked in next year’s appointment and aim to maintain these high standards.
A delve into the archives, but good to see the positivity expressed in an article on the International Sustainability Alliance web site over three years ago fulfilling itself into reality. A truly formidable partnership! Onwards and upwards FI-UK and BRE https://www.internationalsustainabilityalliance.org/newsdetails-bre.jsp?id=796
Another fantastic International Training Conference was held by the IAAI – ‘Global Leaders in Fire Investigation’. Representing the UK Association of Fire Investigators (UK AFI), the IAAI’s 67th Chapter, were FI-UK’s Dr Peter Mansi (UK AFI Past President), John Galvin (UK AFI President), Claire Mansi (UK AFI Director of Administration) and Chris Clarke (UK AFI […]
FI-UK Partner, Dr Peter Mansi, will hand over the reigns of the IAAI Presidency to Dan Heenan, Senior Special Agent with the ATF, (US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) in Chicago on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Peter has visited and presented at 16 IAAI Chapter events in the USA, Africa, Finland, Ireland and […]
Fire Investigations (UK) LLP (FI-UK and FI Global) have just completed their third successful trading year. Our client base continues to grow as insurers, loss adjusters and lawyers recognise our enthusiastic, refreshing approach to providing unbiased, professional expertise in respect of their fire claims. These include domestic and commercial properties, vehicle and marine losses and […]
FI-UK have again been successful in our second yearly assessment of our ISO 9001 certification. The Assessor stated that: ‘all areas assessed were found to be effective. FI-UK was described as a ‘professional practice utilising new technology with tight controls and no areas of concern were identified.
BBC Watch Dog’s ‘Hazard House’ teamed up with Fire Investigations UK and BRE during Series 10 to inform the public about dangers relating to dishwashers. You can see the complete episode at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03ycqxm/Watchdog_Test_House_Episode_10/ Other episodes of this excellent series can also be seen on BBC iPlayer. BRE’s superb facilities at Garston, Hertfordshire can also be […]
“The cause of the fire was most probably due to the ignition source being the production of a spark or sparks from unprotected welding activities and falling among adjacent combustible materials that had been dumped within the yard,” concluded a June 2009 report by Dr Peter Mansi, then manager of the fire investigation group of […]
The first winner of the Fire Investigations UK Development Award received her prize for the essay competition, improvements in Fire Investigation. The award winner is 19-year-old Victoria Brand of Bridgend College of Further Education. Victoria was studying for the Level 3 BTEC Award in Forensic Science when FI-UK’s Mike Flanagan treated her and her fellow […]
Intelligence led policing with SELFIA SLTN Analytics is specialized in building unified search solutions for forensic investigations. SLTN is based in the Netherlands and has designed and implemented search platforms to enable intelligence led policing for national, European, and international organisations. The leading application of SLTN Analytics is SELFIA. ( SLTN’s EntityLed Forensic Intelligence Application). “This Application really has the […]
We are pleased to report that our course “Electricity for Fire Investigations” has been approved by the Forensic Science Society. The two day course is the first and only course dedicated to electrical investigation to be approved by the FSSoc. The approval period will commence on 19th April 2013 and conclude on 18th April 2014. […]
BRE Global and Fire Investigations UK (FI UK) have become the lead sponsors of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjustors (CILA) ‘Business Interruption’ Special Interest Group. Businesses lose millions of pounds annually because of interruption to trading caused by fire. The Business Interruption Special Interest Group is one of 11 created by CILA to provide […]
Andy Reynolds of the Chief Fire Officers Association said in the majority of housefires involving electrical appliances people were “blissfully unaware” that their device was the subject of a product recall. See article
Fire Investigations (UK) are helping support the newly branded UK Association of Fire Investigators (previously the IAAI-UK). They are sponsoring the UK-AFI product recall web page which gets thousands of hits per month from all over the world. The main objectives of the UK-AFI are: The preservation of life and property and prevention of crime for the public benefit, […]
Fire Investigations(UK) LLP is pleased to announce that it is now certified by BSI and meets the ISO 9001:2008 standard. This means that the organisation takes a common-sense and disciplined approach to its services and their delivery. It ensures that we have clear business objectives and a quality management system in place that delivers those […]
An external energy source was the cause for the GALAXY SIII that appeared to have heat-related damage
An external energy source was the cause for the GALAXY SIII that appeared to have heat-related damage Samsung contracted Fire Investigations UK (FIUK), an independent third-party organization, to determine the exact cause of the damage inflicted on a GALAXY SIII unit, which had allegedly been affected by heat. The damaged device and additionally provided devices […]