Meet the Team
Dave Thompson MIFPO
Position: Fire Safety Director and SP205 Validator
Dave is the founder and Managing Director of Fire Safety Solutions NI and is responsible for the management and quality assurance of all of our fire safety services and contracts.
Dave is a Member and Assessor with the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO), a BAFE SP205 Accredited Fire Risk Assessment Validator and a Member of the Fire Industry Association. He is a fire safety expert and has carried out in excess of 12,500 Fire Risk Assessments during his extensive career. As such, he still has a hands-on role delivering Fire Risk Assessments, a range of fire safety training and carrying out dry riser testing to meet the ever-increasing demand for our high-quality products and services.
Position: Training Manager
Jacqui is responsible for the management of the training and joinery departments. This includes planning and delivering all our public training courses to ensure best practice quality assurance processes are adhered to for best in class fire safety training.
Jacqui also arranges in-house, bespoke training courses to keep our customers compliant with fire safety legislation across a wide range of fire safety training: Fire Warden/Marshal training, Fire Awareness training, Fire Induction Trainer training and Emergency First Aid at Work training. In addition, Jacqui handles all joinery and fire stopping enquiries to provide quick resolution to customer queries.
Position: Services Co-ordinator
Christen is responsible for the management of the fire services department and delivering excellence in customer service. This involves oversight of our fire alarm, emergency lighting and fire extinguisher installations, servicing and renewals; PAT and electrical testing; and fire safety signage.
Christen facilitates a professional and seamless link between our customers and the fire safety services team providing expert support and quick resolutions to customer queries.
Position: Accounts Co-ordinator
Cathy is responsible for the financial systems and processes within Fire Safety Solutions to ensure accurate and timely invoicing and payment of suppliers.
She manages the procurement function with Fire Safety Solutions NI and delivers monthly management accounts, financial statements and purchasing.
Position: Regional Business Manager
As Regional Business Manager, Nick meets with customers to carry out a free site visit and advise them on all aspects of fire safety applicable to their business. Nick will highlight any potential non-compliance issues and provide recommendations to meet legislative requirements.
Following receipt of a Fire Risk Assessment, Nick will meet with the person responsible for fire safety for the property. At this meeting Nick will go through the contents of the Report and explain the findings and action plan in detail. He is extremely experienced in handling queries and questions from customers following receipt of their Fire Risk Assessment and takes the time required to ensure that they fully understand the Report.
Position: Business Manager Co-ordinator
Robert is responsible for the provision of fire safety services that keep our clients legally compliant, fully insured and most importantly safe from fire. Robert visits customers to advise them on the legislation applicable to their business, discuss the current fire safety measures in place and advise on the best way forward. He works across all the full spectrum of our fire safety services including fire safety training, fire risk assessments and the installation/servicing of fire safety equipment.
He brings a wealth of experience in client liaison and customer service. As such he explains detailed and sometimes technical information in a straightforward and understandable manner.
David Walters MIFPO
Position: Fire Risk Manager & SP205 Validator
Dave is a Member of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) and a BAFE SP205 Accredited Fire Risk Assessment Validator. As such, he is responsible for the creation of the Fire Risk Assessments for varying customer sites and offices and validating its compliance with current legislation and British Standards.
David has a wealth of experience and expertise in fire safety having delivered more than 12,500 Fire Risk Assessments during his career. His expertise and vast experience in the provision of Fire Risk Assessments ensures a high quality and certified assessment for all of the sites and offices he is assigned to.
Position: Fire Safety Trainer & Fire Risk Assessor
Chris is the lead trainer for our wide range of fire safety training including Fire Warden/Marshal training, Fire Awareness training and Evacuation Aid/Equipment training courses. He brings 34 years’ experience as a Watch Commander for the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue making him an expert in his field and perfectly placed to guide and advise our customers in all aspects of fire safety.
With hands-on experience in the safe evacuation of buildings during an emergency, Chris has designed and delivers specialist bariatric training for employees who work with bariatric patients in their premises and require training to move them safely in an evacuation. Chris also conducts fire risk assessments, carries out fire stopping inspections and surveys and dry riser testing for customers across a variety of sectors.
Position: Services Supervisor
As Services Supervisor Wayne is responsible for managing the fire equipment service engineers, ensuring strategic deployment of appropriate staff and quality assurance of service delivery for fire alarms, emergency lighting and PAT testing.
Wayne has experience in fire alarm design to meet legislative requirements and in line with the findings of our fire risk assessments. He also installs and services fire alarms and emergency lighting systems.
Position: Extinguisher Engineer
Robin is a fire equipment service engineer and our resident expert in fire extinguishers! He is responsible for testing, servicing and installation of all types of fire extinguishers depending on the business type and needs of the premises.
Robin also installs fire safety signage, and services fire hydrants and dry and wet riser systems to ensure that these important fire safety systems are in proper working order in case of an emergency.