About us

Chough Fire Safety Associates

The Cornish Chough is also known as a Fire Raven due to its long bright red beak and legs that in legend was thought to have been caused by taking smouldering sticks from fires. It was with this link in mind that a group of established Cornish fire and risk management companies have formed an associate company to share our knowledge and experience to enhance service provision in all fields of risk management. We are a new company made up of old heads with more than 100 years experience within the fire & risk management industry.

Our varied backgrounds include fire service safety officers, trainers, emergency planning and integrated risk management professionals. The collective businesses expanded gaining vast shared knowledge due to our close working relationships and we therefore decided to formalise the new company in 2014.

The Chough is not confined to the coast of Cornwall and neither are the services of Chough Fire Safety Associates. We provide services throughout the UK & Ireland.

From our facilities located at Victoria Business Centre just off the A30, we can provide bespoke fire/risk management courses including live fire training. Alternatively we can travel to clients’ locations to save travel and any staff downtime costs. We also have the facility to mix and match online with face-­to-­face training using our Internet based risk management system.


Chough Fire Safety Associates in Cornwall and throughout the UK

Our growth is based upon a substantial proportion of repeat business from:

  • manufacturing
  • wholesale
  • retail
  • hotel & leisure
  • maritime safety
  • hospital & heritage organisations

We link with 3rd party accredited associates, suppliers and installers to provide an audit trail of risk identification, action priorities and legal compliance.


Our Team

Peter Robinson

Managing Director

Peter provides local fire safety assistance to many small businesses and has also carried out Fire Risk Assessment work in Gibraltar, Libya, Eire and United Kingdom for several major national and international organisations in service provision and retail; Marine fire safety, including Marinas and all associated buildings. Peter is a lead examiner and training provision assessor with The Institution of Fire Engineers.

Jeff Hick

Fire Safety Director

Jeff has over 40 years experience within the fire industry. He advises building owners, managers and occupiers of fire safety requirements within a wide variety of premises. This includes advising on, and carrying out Fire Risk Assessments to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Ken Golding

Operations Director

Ken’s career started in production management and quality control in the printing industry. He has used that background knowledge of process management in the development of strategic fire safety planning and integrated risk management.

Alan Picton

Training Director

Alan was a Fire Service specialist operational instructor. Since leaving the service Alan has provided training packages to ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards from Lecture Theatre based induction fire safety awareness and annual fire safety updates to Fire Warden and Fire Team with fire extinguisher training.



Our Clients

We have the privilege of working with the following people (to name a few)

  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Cornwall Healthcare Estates and Support Services
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Oakview
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Peninsula Community Health
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Royal Free London Hospital
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and the Ambulance Service
  • Chough Fire Safety Associates and Trinity Hospice