Hospitals & Healthcare

Fire Safety for Hospitals and Healthcare in Cornwall and the UK

Our team have extensive experience as hospital fire advisors providing services to NHS Trusts & Private Hospitals, Residential Care Homes & Hospices, including guidance to architects and designers on fire safety matters and the risk cycle from design, through construction to handover M&E documentation, in compliance with ADB Regulation 38 & HTM 05-02.

Health Technical Memorandum 05-01 sets out guidance that recognises the nature of healthcare organisations and the need for a robust system of fire safety management. Health Technical Memoranda 05-02 and 05-03 provide guidance in respect of the fire precautions and protective measures appropriate for healthcare premises, to safely evacuate patients in a fire emergency.

The guidance is applicable to all premises regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), irrespective of ownership, that provide the following types of service:

CQC Code Service type:
ACS Acute services
HBC Hyperbaric chamber services
HPS Hospice services
LTC Long-term condition services
MLS Hospital services for people with mental health needs, and/or learning disabilities, and/or problems with substance misuse
RHS Rehabilitation services
RSM Residential substance misuse and treatment/rehabilitation services
DTS Doctors’ treatment services
DSS Diagnostic and/or screening services
UCS Urgent care services

Our Services include:
Authorising Fire Engineers, Fire Safety Advisors, Fire Strategy, policy and procedures services, Major Incident Planning, Fire Risk Assessment, Evacuation Planning, Fire Plans, Fire Safety Induction Training, Fire Warden Training, Fire Team Training, Health & Safety Advisors.

The Royal Marsden Hospital Fire Case Study by Ken Golding of Chough Fire Safety Associates

In January 2008 the Royal Marsden was the first of six fires in London hospitals in that year.

Rosepark Care Home Fire

The Rosepark care home tragedy of 2004, in which 14 elderly residents lost their lives, attests to the sector’s particular challenges.


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