Compliance Inspections

Not everyone is an expert in fire protection.

On construction sites, managers and supervisors have a million other concerns and headaches to deal with and fire protection is one of the big ones.

Let Trident lighten the load.

Trident will act as your professional eyes while works are completed on your building.

Our experienced surveyors will carry out on-site inspections of installed works to ensure they meet the standards set out by the manufacturer and governing bodies.

Where defects are identified, we will bring them to your (and your contractors') attention and provide guidance on how best to correct these issues.

By using our compliance inspection service, you can be assured that your passive fire protection systems have been installed correctly by a competent installer, and an independent, third-party professional (such as Trident) can confirm their compliance.

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Fire Industry Experts

Our consultants have extensive knowledge of passive fire protection systems so we know the right product for the right situation. We work closely with numerous major manufacturers meaning we can specify the latest and best systems for the job.

Fully Accredited

With memberships and affiliations with the Fire Protection Association, Institute of Fire Engineers and the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, Trident are continually involved with the latest developments in fire safety and building compliance.

60+ Years Experience

The Trident team has over 60 years combined experience in the passive fire protection and construction industry and we are only getting stronger. We drive to be the leading experts in passive fire protection and compartmentation.

Compliance Inspections | Trident Fire Compliance

Why do you need compliance inspections?

Passive fire protection is built into the fabric of the building.

This is how it is designed and tested and this is how it performs best. But, if the fabric of the building is not built correctly, then putting this right can be extensive and expensive.

Passive fire protection systems have to be installed in a strict manner in order for there to be reasonable assurances that they will perform as required.

If important steps are missed during installation, specialist components are missing, or the wrong system is installed, then it could mean wider issues in your building and a very long list of remedial works.

Using a competent third-party accredited installer will always help reduce this risk, as the installer will be well experienced with the range of passive fire protection systems on the market.

However, mistakes can be made, and you as a builder or building manager may not be aware of these mistakes until it is too late.

How Trident can help

Assuring that your building has been built correctly is a major concern for builders, and with the new Gateway system in place (such as Gateway 3) it is going to be a massive hurdle to overcome.

The Building Safety Regulator is going to want every possible assurance that your building has been completed correctly and as per the design.

This is where Trident Fire Compliance stands out amongst the rest.

Our independent surveyors can complete compliance inspections over the course of the project and provide you with a final compliance report.

Combine this with your third-party accredited installer’s records and you have a recipe for success and getting through Gateway 3 to building completion.

When fire protection works are carried out on site, it is important to know that the standard to which these systems are rigorously tested is reflected in on-site installations.

Only by achieving this standard can you be fully confident that the fire protection system will perform as required in any potential fire scenario.

The majority of fire protection systems utilised in construction have a strict set of installation guidelines set out by the manufacturer to ensure that installers meet the above standard.

However, there are times where mistakes are made (or willful negligence) and this can mean that a fire protection system is installed to a sub-standard quality.

There could be many reasons for this but the most common one is inexperience or incompetence. The problem is that it can be difficult to determine whether a system has been installed incorrectly as, more often than not, a sub-standard installation can be made to look like a compliant installation.

It is only with experienced and in-depth knowledge of the fire protection systems used that an intrusive inspection can be carried out to truly determine whether the system has been installed correctly.

Trident Fire Compliance prides itself on providing a gold standard in compliance inspections.

How Trident compliance inspections work:


Literature review

We review the project literature pertaining to the fire protection system (whether it be firestopping, structural steel protection, partition walls etc) as well as any fire strategy documentation.


Contractor review

We conduct a thorough review of the contractor who will be installing the systems to establish their competency and ensure they will be completing, and recording, the works correctly.


Site visit

One of our specialist surveyors will attend site to carry out a thorough inspection of works completed so far on the project. We will meet with the builder and the installer to take them through the build.


Installation inspection

We will utilise the manufacturers guidelines and specification to investigate the installation on as many installations as possible. We will inspect every aspect of the installation from the materials used, the method of installation, and the overall finish.


Further action

If installations are found to be incorrect, they will be recorded on our OneTrace system and issued in our final report. If we are able to at the time, we will advise the builder and the installer on what has gone wrong and how to put it right.



Every inspection will be followed up with a detailed written report outlining all of the positive and negative findings. Where we have found defects, we will detail them and provide guidance on how they should be put right.

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What our clients say...

"Trident's ability to cover the portfolio, their flexibility in regards to site attendance, their support during the initial discussions and scoping of the project, offering advice to Landsec and the installing contractors, and their general engagement throughout, has proved to be a key link in the ultimate success of the project.

As a result of the service provided Trident have been invited to play a keep role in all new developments around passive fire protection reviews and sign off.

I have worked with and alongside many consultants at Landsec and throughout my career and I would have no hesitation in recommending Trident to any organisation."

Chris Murray (Compliance Manager) Landsec

"We have been involved on a number of projects with Trident over the last few years and wished all compliance/consultancy companies were similar.

It’s always refreshing to deal with Trident as they have a very pro-active approach to resolving problems as and when they arise on projects.

As a fire protection contractor, we are often left in scenarios where we cannot install a tested solution. Normally this leaves us in a difficult position of trying to resolve the issue but being unable to certify the works.

When working with Trident they handle communication between the contractor and client and explain issues, often offering expert advice regarding robust details to achieve ‘best practice solutions’.

Always a good experience when working with Trident and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone.

AFP look forward to continuing to work with Trident on future projects."

Andy Webb AF Protection Limited

"We needed to demonstrate that our fire protection works were correctly installed and were compliant with the manufacturer's requirements, as we didn’t hold formal UKAS fire certification ourselves.

The Trident inspectors were already known to us as they’ve been working in the fire protection industry in various roles for many years, thus they’ve built up many contacts such as NBC during this time.

Trident are flexible, professional, practical, have great trade based experience and understand that we have to provide a workable solution in our fire protection works.

Trident achieved our requirements and expectations in all cases. We would use their services again and often recommend them to others."

Steve Simmonds New Barton Contracts Ltd. (Incorporating Watergate Services Ltd.)

"We were looking to overcome a tricky solution to refurbish and remodel an existing single story building to become a mental health unit.

This required more stringent fire compartmentalisation that the building could easily deliver – hence a well thought through and ‘designed’ solution was required.

Trident's ability to work alongside our Trust Fire Officer but, more importantly, their willingness to design solutions (where off-the-peg solutions would not work) and take responsibility for that design exceeded our expectations."

Mark Maffey Solent NHS Trust

We required help with a report on fire compartmentation, design recommendations and inspections.

Trident's service is very, very good. The firm is reactive, helpful and responsive. They give clear instruction and communicate well.

As a result, Trident exceeded our expectations and we would the rate their service 10/10.

We will definitely use their services again and would recommend Trident to others."

Adrian Crowe H A Marks Limited

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Trident Fire Compliance strive to be the first port of call with regards to passive fire protection and fire safety. We want you to get it right first time.

Our expert consultants can work with you through design, construction and end-use of a building to ensure it is compliant to the regulations and guidelines.

Get in touch to see how we can help you. Let’s work together to achieve compliance.

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