Colin S. Todd, MD, C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd
Specialist in fire protection of buildings, including automatic detection and alarm systems and application of fire safety legislation. Over 30 years experience in the fire safety field and able to advise on fire safety, design of buildings, means of escape, fire risk assessment and issues relating to management of fire safety in buildings. Considerable experience in expert witness advice regarding application of fire safety legislation. Qualifications include a post graduate degree in fire safety engineering.
For the last three years, Mr Todd has been voted in the top ten for Fire safety in the IFSEC Global Top 50 influencers in security and fire, and was voted by his peers as number one in Fire safety in 2017.
“Colin Todd has an unrivalled career in fire safety from providing national guidance, training and expert witness work. He stands out in this field for his technical expertise, going the extra mile and fairness to all. His work ethic is tremendous and always manages to deliver on time despite being so in demand.”
Colin Todd formed C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd in 1982 after years of experience in risk management and fire protection engineering. His team includes both chartered engineers and fire safety professionals with local authority fire and rescue service experience. Consultants undertaking fire risk assessments are all listed on the IFE’s register of fire risk assessors.
The practice offers consultancy services in all aspects of fire safety, including fire risk assessments, surveys and audits, fire safety design and management, fire engineering/fire safety strategies, specifications for fire protections systems such as sprinklers, fire detection and alarms and gaseous extinguishing systems, and fire training. The practice also conducts investigations into the suitability of existing fire protection systems and fire safety designs and acts as expert witnesses for contract disputes and litigation cases.
Under Todd’s stewardship C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd has also been instrumental in educating responsible persons on their new-found legal role since the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which placed the burden of responsibility for fire safety squarely on the shoulders of building owners or managers, was introduced. The practice is certificated by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) under the recent UKAS accreditated scheme for companies that carry out fire risk assessments, BAFE SP 205.
It was also the first consultancy practice to be registered with BAFE for the design and verification of fire detection and alarm systems under the SP203 scheme.