Clear answers to complex questions

From rapid on-site investigation to evidence examination and testing, we provide comprehensive fire investigation services supported by an in-depth knowledge of fire science. Our technical staff are drawn from both the fire science and firefighting communities and their combined expertise allows us to advise on all aspects of fire including development and spread. Our approach has been proven over decades of experience, research and participation in building and fire code development, as well as the investigation of thousands of fires related to industrial, commercial, residential, heavy equipment, vehicle and marine cases.

Commercial + Industrial Fires

Fires in commercial equipment or industrial settings occur frequently and lead to business interruption, lost revenue and significant repair costs. Our team of experts determine whether the fire was caused by a lack of maintenance, operating procedure, manufacturing defect or a failure of the suppression system. This information can be critical in receiving insurance payments or pursuing litigation.

Vehicle + Plant Fires

We investigate a range of vehicles, including standard road vehicles and prototypes, as well as large heavy machinery such as those used in the agricultural, industrial and construction industries. We cover fire and explosion investigation, root cause failure analysis and provide advice to client on recovery or repudiation prospects. Our investigators are also experts in lithium-ion battery technology – an increasing threat in electric and hybrid vehicles, and always stay up-to-date on recall notices.

Battery Fires

Battery failures are often the culprit in a large variety of fire investigations. We are uniquely positioned to determine the origin and cause of almost any battery fire. In recent years, lithium-ion batteries have become the dominant rechargeable battery chemistry for consumer electronics due to their higher energy densities. We help you to understand why lithium batteries fail and conduct analyses of battery remains to identify whether the battery was the origin of the fire and the mechanism of failure for the battery.

Electrical Fires

We provide electrical forensic analysis of utility power, electrical distribution, appliances, electronics and battery systems to determine why a failure occurred. Any fire in a structure, vehicle, system or device will usually have an electrical system that powered or controlled its performance. We conduct testing and develop the forensic science used to evaluate electrical devices, including receptacles, low voltage devices and battery fires.

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE : RAPID RESPONSE

Fast on the scene, detailed investigation, thorough reporting

Expert

We provide world-class expert and reliable testimony, rooted in science.

Dedicated

We collate and protect all evidence throughout the investigation.

Focused

We undertake careful and detailed analysis of evidence and facts.

Effective

Our aim is to always determine origin and cause on every investigation.