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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...

Laura Smith

Principal Fire Engineer

Timber & Sustainability

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.

Sam Liptrott


Expert Industry

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.

Simon Lay



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.

News Research

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.  

Danny Hopkin

Technical Director


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.

Sam Bryant

Graduate Fire Engineer


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. 

Maisie Gleeson

Graduate Fire Engineer


The Future Engineers Series: Women in Engineering Pt II

Hello and welcome to the second blog in our Future Engineers Series – Women in Engineering.

Laura Smith

Principal Fire Engineer


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.  

Sacha Holt

Senior Fire Engineer


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. 

Simon Lay


Research Timber & Sustainability

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.

Michael Spearpoint

Research Leader


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.

Ian Fu

Research and Development Associate