fire safety consultancy

We offer a wide range of consultancy services in the field of fire safety and fire protection.

Since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 SOA Safety have been advising and carrying out work for many organisations to ensure the Responsible Person for those organisations are fully compliant with this piece of legislation.

Our consultants can assist those responsible for fire safety in buildings and other premises by providing fire safety advice, practical assistance, equipment and fire safety training.

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What Our Clients Say

Clare the instructor has so much knowledge and was able to fully respond to every question. She was fun and friendly. The course has good scenarios for us to act out. The excellent way Clare delivered the course and the obvious depth of knowledge and love of subject, really made me enjoy the course. Clare made the course fun, as well as us learning important first aid information. Rather than being sat down to read books, Clare got up and demonstrated and corrected us when we were doing it wrong. I feel like I can remember the clear majority without looking at my notes. Clare could not have done anything better in my opinion, she made us feel confident and not as though we were stupid.

Informative and eye opening

Well-presented including good mix of practical examples/situations. Good balance/variety of delegates.

The training provided by the SOA team was exemplary in that it hit the mark from scope and content perspectives but moreover was delivered by real experts who clearly not only know the theory but have experience in applying the concepts to complex systems.

All employees who attended the course commented on the high standard of training given, and the presentation was enjoyable. However, the incident command and control were exceptional in that the delegates were able to relate it to their own work situation in a practical manner which they could understand and appreciate.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA Safety have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs. The delivery of over 200 courses to NHS staff in excess of 1500 over a 2-month period is extremely impressive. The content and presentation of the training provided has been of a high standard and carried out professionally at all times, confirmed in positive staff feedback.

Informative, Funny, adequate breaks, learned a lot more than usual.

I would just like to add my thanks to yourself, Jim and the SOA team for running the Nebosh Fire Certificate course, which was extremely well presented, interesting and informative - both the full week and the revision day and also the on-site practical assessment + the excellent quality meals provided!! I would highly recommend anyone interested in any aspect of Health and Safety to take this or any other Nebosh course with SOA.

The standard of the deliverables was very high, and I was extremely pleased with their engineering and professional approach; it was clear from the material that it had been produced with an expert eye and a full understanding of the product.

The relaxed atmosphere whilst learning.

Very knowledgeable trainer, excellent course.

The service from SOA for our extinguisher maintenance at all our 4 sites was conducted in a professional manner and at our convenience. The final report was comprehensive and to the point. The service was excellent value for money and we also took advantage of the Fire Warden course discount vouchers.

Pauline Jones saw me this morning and wanted to say that she thoroughly enjoyed the course, food was excellent, and Claire was brilliant.

Excellent presentation, informative, increased confidence and knowledge.

Instructor made the course fast, clear and fun.

I liked putting the fires out.

All aspects workbook, and practical work. It furthered my knowledge.

I have been on more than one all day course and many half day refreshers. The course today was interesting. To the point and I gained knowledge. Very good.

I’d just like for you to pass on my greatest appreciation firstly to your office manager Eleanor, she has been very helpful from start to finish in assisting me with a payment plan for the course and her communication really has been fantastic. Secondly to Jim Printy, the guy is a legend and a very good teacher. I will be using you again (Hopefully not for GC1-2-or 3 again) and will definitely recommend SOA safety for training.

SOA Safety has been providing fire safety advice and training across NHS Manchester and Salford over the past 3 years. Once we amalgamated we have had SOA safety completing all the Fire Risk assessments for both area within NHS Property Services and over the 3 years we have had approximately 300 Fire Risk assessments completed , fire awareness sessions for over 3000 staff, numerous fire warden training and fire drills at all our premises. We have also utilised SOA Safety for all our Health and Safety inspections across the NHS. Whenever requested SOA Safety has provided immediate advice and assistance when requested.

Did two fire warden courses before with different employers. This was longest, most informative and had practical. Better to simulate, it gave me the confidence in the event of a fire.

I have enjoyed updating my HandS information. I will be looking into our current Risk Assessment and updating where applicable.

The NEBOSH course was just what I needed. I didn’t have much previous health and safety experience, but the way the trainer delivered the course made it very understandable and relevant to my own working experience.

I have found SOA safety and their staff to be very thorough, professional and friendly in all the services that they have provided and now with NHS Property Services taking over from NHS Manchester and Salford we are very happy to be working alongside them this year to ensure our fire safety is maintained at an excellent standard.

Great central location of venue. Enthusiastic course leader who clearly knows what he is talking about.

The delivery of the course, with the right balance of information, visual aids, examples and group work. Great trainer, very helpful and lightened the days with stories and humour.

Presented well with humour and seriousness.

Jim presented the information that was easily understood and made things relevant to mine and other class participants employment. I felt this helped with my understanding of the information.

It is a very difficult topic to make interesting, however I feel Joe achieved this today. Well done + thank you!

Tutor had a good delivery and put course delegates at ease. This led to a good learning level within the group. I hope to attend courses here again.

I was surprised because I just expected to hear the same information as last time, however as well as this I learnt quite a bit that I didn't know. Pleasantly surprised :-)

The course was fun and interesting

Excellent, best first aid trainer I have ever had.

Good environment and excellent food.

Great course, SOA Safety staff very friendly and easy to communicate with, made course choice very easy, would recommend SOA Safety to anyone else. Jim’s course is just what is required, since I have had not much health and safety experience, the way Jim puts it across is very understandable which you can relate to your own working experience.

The fire training was very good, much better than previous years. The trainer was excellent and very interesting.

Everything - this was my first health and safety course, so I was very interested.

What SOA did with the PowerPoint's was very good and refreshingly new to our business. They really brought the subject to life and it was great how the slides built up the system from first principles to the finished article, bringing in essential engineering and safety detail that demonstrated how and why the design developed as it did into the final product.

The practical was very useful as it prepared you for real life use if you need it. Real life cases for examples made the information more realistic.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs.

Trying out the extinguishers gave me more confidence.

The presentation was engaging throughout whilst being very informative.

Brilliant Course, always enjoyed coming here for First Aid Training. Thank You.

The fact that Paul made the education fun so for me this always gels well.

Good atmosphere, friendly, informative, excellent lunch.

I took part in the Emergency first aid at Work course on 13th March 2012. It was a fun course with information presented clearly. The trainer was very approachable and guided us through the tasks with plenty of encouragement, advice and good humour. I’d definitely be happy to train with SOA Safety again.

Plenty of participation, practical hands on with a range of extinguishers.

Excellent course, very well delivered by Alan.

The course has given me a good insight into where H+S fits in to auditing structure will be undertaking an McBrides.

Informative and it really makes you think.

I enjoyed the friendly and easy approach Joe had because it made it more watchable and I could take it in.

It was very informative and well presented. Really enjoyed it.

The delivery, style, anecdotes all made it so much easier to deal with the intensity of the material needing to be delivered. Jim - excellent mix of serious and fun. Well done I looked forward to every morning.

Paul was brilliant, showing the videos and explained everything then let us use the fire extinguishers which was totally different.

Paul was an excellent trainer.

Very impressed! I have never been to the centre before for training. Training very good and informative

It gives me great pleasure to write a testimonial in support of SOA Safety. Here at the Beeches Consulting Centre, we recently had a complete review and overhaul of our Fire Policy. We are a small organisation. SOA Safety was recommended to us by a much larger organisation for which they already provide advice. SOA's work for us was extremely thoroughly and meticulously carried out. They made themselves available at all times to deal with queries. They were patient, efficient and highly professional. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

It was a refresher for me and I found some good fresh material/instructions. I found it was presented well too keep my interest all the way through.

Very good course, Tutor very knowledgeable, class room had a good easy going feel.

Information passed in a logical and interesting manner.

Good mix of candidates and chance to see different industries. Good practical examples.

I would just like to say that I was thoroughly impressed with the standard of work done by Jon with the maintenance of our fire extinguishers, mounting them on the wall (which I had never been advised by the company that did the maintenance prior to using yourselves, that this is a legal requirement) and the fire risk assessment. I will happily recommend your company to anyone requiring the services of your company.

It was very informative and interesting.

I took part in the HSE 5 Steps to Risk Assessment course on 10th April 2012. I really liked the way the instructor Keith Dacre made the course very interactive.

It was a refresher for me and I found some good fresh material/instructions. I found it was presented well too keep my interest all the way through.

Interactive - Group work incorporated and not just lectured at! Trainer - he's funny! Knowledgeable - I learned a lot.

Overall very good course, could save lives now

Alan presented the course in an informative and entertaining way.

Opportunity to use extinguishers, the most frightening thing is ignorance. Feel confident now.

An otherwise dry and difficult subject was made interesting, fun and enjoyable. The information presented was up to date, factual and relative . The trainer made us feel comfortable to participate. This is the best training course I have been on.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs.

I recently attended a Fire Warden training course ran by SOA Safety. It was informative but more importantly it was hands on. Especially with the fire extinguishers and the smoke corridor. This brings the whole issue of fire safety to the fore front of your mind. Trainer, facilities and food all excellent. It was a very well-run course and I will recommend SOA Safety to anyone wanting to train Fire Wardens or Fire Marshalls for their school.

Using extinguishers, Alan's sense of humour.

I enjoyed the awareness the course brings, there are a lot of instances regarding fire that I did not appreciate.

I came today under duress! But the deliver was engaging and informative, not as dull as I anticipated! Has definitely made me more aware :-)

Enjoyed the course, well worth taking

Very good course, Tutor very knowledgeable, class room had a good easy going feel

Putting out fires it has taught me how to use the equipment.

It was presented interestingly, Tutor was very animated.

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Testimonials / What Our Clients Say

Brilliant Course, always enjoyed coming here for First Aid Training. Thank You.

The course has given me a good insight into where H+S fits in to auditing structure will be undertaking an McBrides.

I was surprised because I just expected to hear the same information as last time, however as well as this I learnt quite a bit that I didn't know. Pleasantly surprised :-)

I liked putting the fires out.

An otherwise dry and difficult subject was made interesting, fun and enjoyable. The information presented was up to date, factual and relative . The trainer made us feel comfortable to participate. This is the best training course I have been on.

The practical was very useful as it prepared you for real life use if you need it. Real life cases for examples made the information more realistic.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA Safety have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs. The delivery of over 200 courses to NHS staff in excess of 1500 over a 2-month period is extremely impressive. The content and presentation of the training provided has been of a high standard and carried out professionally at all times, confirmed in positive staff feedback.

Information passed in a logical and interesting manner.

I took part in the HSE 5 Steps to Risk Assessment course on 10th April 2012. I really liked the way the instructor Keith Dacre made the course very interactive.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs.

The presentation was engaging throughout whilst being very informative.

Informative and eye opening

I’d just like for you to pass on my greatest appreciation firstly to your office manager Eleanor, she has been very helpful from start to finish in assisting me with a payment plan for the course and her communication really has been fantastic. Secondly to Jim Printy, the guy is a legend and a very good teacher. I will be using you again (Hopefully not for GC1-2-or 3 again) and will definitely recommend SOA safety for training.

Very impressed! I have never been to the centre before for training. Training very good and informative

All employees who attended the course commented on the high standard of training given, and the presentation was enjoyable. However, the incident command and control were exceptional in that the delegates were able to relate it to their own work situation in a practical manner which they could understand and appreciate.

The course was fun and interesting

Well-presented including good mix of practical examples/situations. Good balance/variety of delegates.

Using extinguishers, Alan's sense of humour.

I would just like to say that I was thoroughly impressed with the standard of work done by Jon with the maintenance of our fire extinguishers, mounting them on the wall (which I had never been advised by the company that did the maintenance prior to using yourselves, that this is a legal requirement) and the fire risk assessment. I will happily recommend your company to anyone requiring the services of your company.

The delivery of the course, with the right balance of information, visual aids, examples and group work. Great trainer, very helpful and lightened the days with stories and humour.

SOA Safety has been providing fire safety advice and training across NHS Manchester and Salford over the past 3 years. Once we amalgamated we have had SOA safety completing all the Fire Risk assessments for both area within NHS Property Services and over the 3 years we have had approximately 300 Fire Risk assessments completed , fire awareness sessions for over 3000 staff, numerous fire warden training and fire drills at all our premises. We have also utilised SOA Safety for all our Health and Safety inspections across the NHS. Whenever requested SOA Safety has provided immediate advice and assistance when requested.

Did two fire warden courses before with different employers. This was longest, most informative and had practical. Better to simulate, it gave me the confidence in the event of a fire.

The relaxed atmosphere whilst learning.

It was a refresher for me and I found some good fresh material/instructions. I found it was presented well too keep my interest all the way through.

Opportunity to use extinguishers, the most frightening thing is ignorance. Feel confident now.

Very good course, Tutor very knowledgeable, class room had a good easy going feel.

It was a refresher for me and I found some good fresh material/instructions. I found it was presented well too keep my interest all the way through.

I have found SOA safety and their staff to be very thorough, professional and friendly in all the services that they have provided and now with NHS Property Services taking over from NHS Manchester and Salford we are very happy to be working alongside them this year to ensure our fire safety is maintained at an excellent standard.

What SOA did with the PowerPoint's was very good and refreshingly new to our business. They really brought the subject to life and it was great how the slides built up the system from first principles to the finished article, bringing in essential engineering and safety detail that demonstrated how and why the design developed as it did into the final product.

It gives me great pleasure to write a testimonial in support of SOA Safety. Here at the Beeches Consulting Centre, we recently had a complete review and overhaul of our Fire Policy. We are a small organisation. SOA Safety was recommended to us by a much larger organisation for which they already provide advice. SOA's work for us was extremely thoroughly and meticulously carried out. They made themselves available at all times to deal with queries. They were patient, efficient and highly professional. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

Clare the instructor has so much knowledge and was able to fully respond to every question. She was fun and friendly. The course has good scenarios for us to act out. The excellent way Clare delivered the course and the obvious depth of knowledge and love of subject, really made me enjoy the course. Clare made the course fun, as well as us learning important first aid information. Rather than being sat down to read books, Clare got up and demonstrated and corrected us when we were doing it wrong. I feel like I can remember the clear majority without looking at my notes. Clare could not have done anything better in my opinion, she made us feel confident and not as though we were stupid.

All aspects workbook, and practical work. It furthered my knowledge.

It is a very difficult topic to make interesting, however I feel Joe achieved this today. Well done + thank you!

The NEBOSH course was just what I needed. I didn’t have much previous health and safety experience, but the way the trainer delivered the course made it very understandable and relevant to my own working experience.

The training provided by the SOA team was exemplary in that it hit the mark from scope and content perspectives but moreover was delivered by real experts who clearly not only know the theory but have experience in applying the concepts to complex systems.

Putting out fires it has taught me how to use the equipment.

Instructor made the course fast, clear and fun.

The fire training was very good, much better than previous years. The trainer was excellent and very interesting.

It was very informative and interesting.

Plenty of participation, practical hands on with a range of extinguishers.

Jim presented the information that was easily understood and made things relevant to mine and other class participants employment. I felt this helped with my understanding of the information.

I have enjoyed updating my HandS information. I will be looking into our current Risk Assessment and updating where applicable.

Great central location of venue. Enthusiastic course leader who clearly knows what he is talking about.

Paul was brilliant, showing the videos and explained everything then let us use the fire extinguishers which was totally different.

Interactive - Group work incorporated and not just lectured at! Trainer - he's funny! Knowledgeable - I learned a lot.

Very good course, Tutor very knowledgeable, class room had a good easy going feel

Overall very good course, could save lives now

It was very informative and well presented. Really enjoyed it.

Excellent presentation, informative, increased confidence and knowledge.

I have been on more than one all day course and many half day refreshers. The course today was interesting. To the point and I gained knowledge. Very good.

Trying out the extinguishers gave me more confidence.

I recently attended a Fire Warden training course ran by SOA Safety. It was informative but more importantly it was hands on. Especially with the fire extinguishers and the smoke corridor. This brings the whole issue of fire safety to the fore front of your mind. Trainer, facilities and food all excellent. It was a very well-run course and I will recommend SOA Safety to anyone wanting to train Fire Wardens or Fire Marshalls for their school.

Pauline Jones saw me this morning and wanted to say that she thoroughly enjoyed the course, food was excellent, and Claire was brilliant.

The standard of the deliverables was very high, and I was extremely pleased with their engineering and professional approach; it was clear from the material that it had been produced with an expert eye and a full understanding of the product.

Informative and it really makes you think.

Good atmosphere, friendly, informative, excellent lunch.

Tutor had a good delivery and put course delegates at ease. This led to a good learning level within the group. I hope to attend courses here again.

Excellent, best first aid trainer I have ever had.

The fact that Paul made the education fun so for me this always gels well.

Everything - this was my first health and safety course, so I was very interested.

I would just like to add my thanks to yourself, Jim and the SOA team for running the Nebosh Fire Certificate course, which was extremely well presented, interesting and informative - both the full week and the revision day and also the on-site practical assessment + the excellent quality meals provided!! I would highly recommend anyone interested in any aspect of Health and Safety to take this or any other Nebosh course with SOA.

I came today under duress! But the deliver was engaging and informative, not as dull as I anticipated! Has definitely made me more aware :-)

I enjoyed the friendly and easy approach Joe had because it made it more watchable and I could take it in.

Good mix of candidates and chance to see different industries. Good practical examples.

Very knowledgeable trainer, excellent course.

I took part in the Emergency first aid at Work course on 13th March 2012. It was a fun course with information presented clearly. The trainer was very approachable and guided us through the tasks with plenty of encouragement, advice and good humour. I’d definitely be happy to train with SOA Safety again.

Paul was an excellent trainer.

The delivery, style, anecdotes all made it so much easier to deal with the intensity of the material needing to be delivered. Jim - excellent mix of serious and fun. Well done I looked forward to every morning.

We would like to express our appreciation for the hard work and dedication you and your team at SOA have afforded us here at Manchester Community Health. We know the timescales and notice periods for changes have been challenging but your team have always managed to accommodate our needs.

I enjoyed the awareness the course brings, there are a lot of instances regarding fire that I did not appreciate.

Informative, Funny, adequate breaks, learned a lot more than usual.

Great course, SOA Safety staff very friendly and easy to communicate with, made course choice very easy, would recommend SOA Safety to anyone else. Jim’s course is just what is required, since I have had not much health and safety experience, the way Jim puts it across is very understandable which you can relate to your own working experience.

Good environment and excellent food.

The service from SOA for our extinguisher maintenance at all our 4 sites was conducted in a professional manner and at our convenience. The final report was comprehensive and to the point. The service was excellent value for money and we also took advantage of the Fire Warden course discount vouchers.

It was presented interestingly, Tutor was very animated.

Enjoyed the course, well worth taking

Presented well with humour and seriousness.

Alan presented the course in an informative and entertaining way.

Excellent course, very well delivered by Alan.