Independent investigation into fire service equipment failure
Under the punishing conditions of the fire ground fire service equipment can degrade with repeated use. When a piece of equipment fails, it is vital to establish the cause of the failure to ensure that other similar equipment remains safe to use. This is doubly important if the failure results in injuries to fire service personnel.
Bureau Veritas provide a comprehensive service whereby accidents and dangerous occurrences relating to the failure of equipment are independently investigated to determine the reason for the failure and to make recommendations regarding how to avoid similar incidents in the future.
Our specialist team offers a comprehensive service covering everything from minor injuries due to failures of personal protective equipment, through to equipment failures resulting in fatalities.
The Bureau Veritas team draws on extensive experience of working alongside fire and rescue services at incidents to provide insight into how the fire service operates and the conditions to which their equipment is exposed. By combining this with our analytical approach to accident investigation our scientific advisers are uniquely placed to carry out detailed accident investigations and make recommendations for improvements to prevent similar occurrences in the future.