Fire Safety Services (UK) Ltd was formed in 1999 by David Murfitt. With service centres across the UK, Fire Safety Services provides national and local coverage to many clients from a diverse range of business sectors. The company headquarters is in Kempston, Bedford.
“My career in the fire safety industry began nearly 30 years ago, when I started as a fire extinguisher sales and service engineer in the early 1980s. From here I went into direct sales and progressed to managing a major service centre for a large plc. I saw a fantastic opportunity to build a fire protection business, based on the provision of excellent products, service and added value from highly qualified personnel.”
In 2015-16, the turnover of Fire Safety Services was just under £7.3m, with continued investment in people, training and marketing activity to support this. We now employ nearly 100 staff nationwide and are proud of our position as one of the largest and fastest growing independent fire safety companies in the UK.
In March 2018, Fire Safety Services was acquired by Churches Fire Security Ltd (Churches Fire) – a national supplier of fire protection services. For more than 25 years Churches Fire has helped UK businesses protect their staff, visitors and assets from the risk of fire and to meet the obligations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire Safety Service continues to operate under a separate brand within the Churches Fire Group but under the governance of Group Managing Director, Lorna Hayes. For more information please visit http://www.churchesfire.com/
Providing a complete fire safety service
Fire Safety Services has grown through organic means and acquisition over the last 18 years and is set to continue with this philosophy in the future. We have expanded our service offering in recent years, with passive protection and portable appliance testing the most recent additions to our portfolio. Fire Safety Services offers a single solution to fire safety in these key areas:
- Fire Prevention
- Fire Detection
- Fire Containment
- Fire Evacuation
Quality and integrity are at the heart of the Fire Safety Services culture; distinguishing our company from other fire safety providers.
Ensuring fire safety compliance for all business sectors
Through the high standards of customer delivery we provide, Fire Safety Services has earned the continued trust of business owners, architects, engineers and contractors in almost every type of commercial, industrial and institutional facility. Current clients include local authorities, police constabularies, hospitals, housing associations, facilities management companies, national retail and commercial companies, together with many large and small single-site businesses.
Fire Safety Services is a third-party accredited company. This means that we are assessed independently on a regular basis to ensure we comply with the highest possible standards in fire safety. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, BAFE approved, NSI Gold Fire certified, LPCB approved and hold registration under the government backed CHAS scheme for health & safety. Furthermore, we are active members of the industry leading Fire Industry Association (FIA), of which David Murfitt is a Director.
For more information visit our accreditation page.
*For a full list of acronyms and terms please see our glossary of terms.
Covering: East Anglia & South East
Covering: East Midlands, North East & Scotland
Covering: West Midlands, South West, North West & Scotland
Covering: South & London