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Barry Wheater


Senior Investigator

Areas of Expertise

Safety Evaluation + Consulting
Fire + Explosion Investigation
Vehicle Fires
Marine Fire Investigation


Barry is a trained Fire Investigation Officer involved in a wide range of investigations throughout the UK, Ireland, and overseas at large and complex marine cases. He carried out a fundamental review of Fire Investigation within the Aviation Fire Service. This culminated in the production of standardised procedures, documentation and training for all qualified Investigators within the Fire Service.

Education / Certifications
  • MSc, Fire Investigation, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Managing Safety Course, Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
  • Foundation and Practical Fire Investigation Courses, Gardiner Associates
  • 62 online training programmes, CFI Trainer.net
  • Evidence Collection Technician, Intl. Assoc. of Arson Investigators
  • Expert Witness Evidence, BTEC
  • Complex Arson Investigation for the Insurance Industry, ATF
  • Member, Institute of Fire Engineers
  • Certified Fire Investigator, Intl. Assoc. of Arson Investigators
  • Member, AFI UK Chapter