The latest from OFR
Helping SMES thrive in this new enterprise zone
My colleagues and I in the OFR Leeds team have just completed work on an exciting project in Goole, East Riding. The Goole Business Centre and Innovation Hub is a brand-new venue in...
Filling the knowledge gap and helping developers create sustainable timber buildings
As the one of the UK’s premier fire engineering experts, our founder Sam Liptrott was this week called to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee to give written and verbal evidence as part of the sustainability of the built environment enquiry.
An updated look for our growing brand
This week saw us unveil a refreshed brand and a new website, with a new aesthetic that helps reflect our growing business. Here, our founder Simon Lay talks us through our company’s journey, and our updated look.
Become an important part of our future
We are once again opening up our graduate recruitment applications – and we welcome you to jump onboard! Whether you are in Scotland, the North West, The South West or London we have many opportunities for new graduates to begin your career in one of the sector’s most dynamic fields.
Supporting a great cause in the East Midlands
Our Technical Director has co-edited a new book
Our OFR team are experts in fire engineering, committed to delivering pre-eminent expertise to protect people, property and the environment; today our colleague and technical director Dr Danny Hopkin has further cemented our position in the industry, co-editing a newly released book, whilst co-authoring several chapters.
Fire Engineer Sam flies the flag for women in STEM with national award win
An Edinburgh-based fire engineer has been awarded a major national award this month, beating competition from across the UK.
We’re the winning Young Professional Team for 2021
A huge congratulations to the more youthful members of our team, who last week, scooped the North West Business Insider 'Young Professional Team of the Year’ award at the 2021 ceremony in Manchester.
The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt III
Hello and welcome to the third blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering. Here we meet Maisie Gleeson, a Graduate Fire Engineer at OFR in Bath who tells us about when she realised fire engineering was the career choice for her.
The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt II
Hello and welcome to the second blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering.
The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt I
We’re lucky to work with some extremely talented fire engineers who come from diverse backgrounds and bring varied experience to our ever-growing skillsets.
Welcoming our 100th colleague!
It was just over five short years ago that myself and Sam established this business. We’d both left big, multi-disciplinary organisations and knew we wanted to pioneer something different, that was completely dedicated to fire engineering.
We’re supporting AquAid and The Africa Trust
Review of large-scale fire tests on cross-laminated timber
Concerns about the environmental impact of building construction is leading to timber being more commonly used.
An improved reliability-based approach to specifying fire resistance periods for buildings in England
For common building situations in England, the contemporary fire safety design guidance recommends structural fire resistance periods for elements based upon occupancy and building height.