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Guest TotalSparky

Hi All,

I am currently a Fire Alarm Engineer and have been for the last 25 years. I've done most things within the industry, from installation to maintenance to commissioning and worked for Large and small companies.

 I'm seriously considering a change of career and I'm thinking of Fire Safety as the career move.

 Could anyone give me some advice as to the state of the Fire Safety Industry at the moment, is there a demand for Fire Safety Consultants/Advisors?

What are the qualifications I would need? I am a qualified Electrician and have the relevant qualifications for that industry I.e. 17th Edition, inspection & Test etc. I also have Fire Detection qualifications from the F.I.A. And have extensive experience in the Fire Systems industry having worked on large and small projects, and along the way, I've always had to incorporate Fire Safety in my thinking.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.






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It's like any sector of the fire industry, plenty of demand, but plenty of competition and like the rest of the trade there are lots of different skill levels plying their skills (or sadly lack thereof in some cases)

Your specialist knowledge will set you ahead of many offering fire safety consultancy and risk assessments, but a baseline fire risk assessment qualification is highly recommended such as one of these:

- NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

- FPA C05 Certificate in Applied Fire Risk Assessment or C06 Fire Risk Assessment

- CS Todd 4.5 day Fire Risk Assessment Course


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