Fire Safety Certificates or Disability Access Certificates in Ireland

Before Making a Fire Cert Application

What is a Fire Safety Certificate?

A Fire Safety Certificate is a certificate handed out by the Building Control Authority which states that if the building in question is constructed as per the application which is submitted then it will comply Part B [Fire] of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations 2006.

How much does a Fire Safety Certificate cost?

With any Fire Safety Certificate application there is a fee which has to be sent with the application to the council. This is similar to a Planning Application Fee. Each county council differ on these charges. We have outlined a sample of the type of fees you can expect to pay below. This fee is usually non refundable so if your application is not granted you may be left out of pocket of the application fee.
When you are costing your Fire Safety Certificate Application cost for your project you must work out the Fee to the council based on the square meters of the building and add to that the cost of the consultant to prepare the Fire Safety Certificate Application.

Fire Safety Application Fees to the Council

A standard application costs €2.90 per square meter floor area with a minimum fee of €125
A 7 day notice application costs €5.80 per square meter floor area with a minimum fee of €250
A regularisation application €11.60 per square meter floor area with a minimum fee of €500
The above charges can be confirmed on the County Council website which is relevant to your building.

Who can prepare a Fire Safety Certificate application?

Anybody with the relevant knowledge and experience can prepare a Fire Safety Certificate application. However in general this is usually an Architect or Engineer with a strong knowledge in Fire Safety obtained either through experience or by completing a Fire Safety Course.
The content required for a successful Fire Safety Certificate is quite detailed, the engineer must have specialist knowledge of the Fire elements of the Building Regulations. A detailed set of drawings also needs to be sent to the fire authorities with the report.

What buildings is a Fire Safety Certificate required?

A new building, extending an existing building or making a material alteration (changing a building’s use) for any building then you will be required to obtain a Fire Safety Application. The one main exception to this is a two storey domestic dwelling house.
The following lists a sample of what is generally accepted to be considered “exempt” from obtaining a Fire Safety Certificate. Further information can be found with your local county council.

  • Single storey agricultural buildings.
  • A domestic garage.
  • A single storey building ancillary to a dwelling which is used exclusively for recreational or storage purposes or the keeping of plants, birds or animals for domestic purposes and is not used for any trade or business or for human habitation.

I need a Fire Safety Certificate. What shoul i do?

A Fire Safety Certificate is applied for around the same time as the Planning Application. The owner of the building, that need a Fire Safety Certificate, will provide a Fire Safety Consultant with a set of planning drawings or construction drawings. The report is then prepared by the consultant and the application is made to the Building Control Authority along with the relevant fee.

Usually in two months the Building Control Authority notifies the applicant of the decision on the application. Construction of the building can then commence as per the specification and drawings set out in the Fire Safety Certificate Application.
If the owner of the building cannot afford to wait the two months required for a decision they can take the route of a 7 Day Notice application.

I simply won’t bother to get a Fire Safety Certificate?

If you carry out building works without obtaining your Fire Safety Certificate then you are liable to be prosecuted under the building control authority. These prosecutions entail heavy fines.
When selling a building a solicitor will not process the sale without a valid Fire Safety Certificate.

Public houses need to be granted a valid Fire Safety Certificate before getting a licence.

What is a 7 Day Notice?

A 7 Day Notice application can be used where it is proposed to carry out building work quicker that the 2 month procedure outlined above. A 7 day notice can be submitted at least 7 days before construction works commence.

This application is more expensive that the standard application method.

What is a Revised Fire Safety Certificate?

When a Fire Safety Certificate has been granted and it is proposed to make alterations to the building’s design then a revised Fire Safety Certificate will be required.

What is a Regularisation Certificate?

A regularisation certificate is required where work has already commenced on a building or where the works on a building has been completed. The costs involved in this type of application are substantially higher than a standard application.

The fire certificate authorities may also not pass what has already been constructed leaving the client with the expense of making major changes to the building.

What exactly does a Fire Safety Certificate Application contain?

The report and drawings are the main components of the application. The fee and the relevant application forms will also be required with the submission to the Authorities in Counties Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Kerry.

Feel fee to contact Nationwide Fire Safety in Cork on 086 840 3638

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Insurance Engineer Reports

Insurance Required Engineering Reports

Building Safety ChecklistInsurers often request engineers reports to document damage connected to incidents such as fire, flood or subsidence, a detailed report may be necessary for the insurers of the property.

We provide the appropriate investigation and further testing as appropriate to produce a comprehensive assessment of the event.

Engineer’s report may contain.

Your engineer may conduct a structural survey of the property for you, to see whether, as far as they can tell, the property is structurally sound. Walls or the foundations of your house, will be able to see if there are any obvious structural faults like subsidence, that you need to know about now. Have your engineer inspect the boundaries of your property. Your engineer would compare the map attached to the property to the boundaries, walls and fences that are actually on the ground, to confirm whether the map is correct.

Kinsale Red Cross Cork Unit fire Safety Survey

Kinsale Red Cross Unit Fire Safety Survey

Kinsale Red Cross Unit Fire Safety Survey

Kinsale Red Cross Cork Unit fire Safety Survey
Kinsale Red Cross Unit fire Safety Survey

Nationwide Fire Safety were hired by the Kinsale Red Cross unit to carry out a fire safety survey on these premises in Cork.

Fire safety surveys will enable the responsible person to keep on top of fire safety issues.

Fire safety surveys are of great benefit prior to an inspection by the local authority fire officer.

By having a fire safety survey carried out it will give you the opportunity to have any upgrade work carried out at an early stage.

It will mean that you are complying with the safety Health and welfare at work act with regard to fire safety standards.

Institute of Fire Engineers in Ireland

Fire Safety Certificate Kilkenny

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Kilkenny. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We are within easy access to Counties Kilkenny, Galway,  Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Tipperary and Cork. We provide a nationwide service teaching the tools of fire prevention in Kilkenny.

National Fire Safety services in Kilkenny are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Kilkenny.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase inspection on domestic dwellings.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Kilkenny.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Kilkenny, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Kilkenny?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Kilkenny ?
Institute of Fire Engineers in Ireland

Fire Safety Certificate Tipperary

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Tipperary. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We provide Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates in Tipperary.

National Fire Safety services in Tipperary are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification in Ireland.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Tipperary.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase property inspection in Tipperary.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Tipperary.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Tipperary, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Tipperary?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Tipperary ?
Institute of Fire Engineers in Ireland

Fire Safety Certificate Wicklow

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Wicklow. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We provide Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates in Wicklow.

National Fire Safety services in Wicklow are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification in Ireland.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Wicklow.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase property inspection in Wicklow.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Wicklow.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Wicklow, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Wicklow?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Wicklow ?
Institute of Fire Engineers in Ireland

Fire Safety Certificate Wexford

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Wexford. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We provide Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates in Wexford.

National Fire Safety services in Wexford are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification in Ireland.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Wexford.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase property inspection in Wexford.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Wexford.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Wexford, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Wexford?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Wexford ?
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Fire Safety Certificate Westmeath

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Westmeath. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We provide Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates in Westmeath.

National Fire Safety services in Westmeath are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification in Ireland.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Westmeath.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase property inspection in Westmeath.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Westmeath.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Westmeath, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Westmeath?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Westmeath ?
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Fire Safety Certificate Waterford

Fire-warden-training1We are experienced fire safety engineers in Waterford. John has over 21 years ‘experience with local County Fire Services.
And a member of The Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE) and is also a member of  fire safety Engineers.

We provide Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates in Waterford.

National Fire Safety services in Waterford are as follows…

  • Fire Safety Certification in Ireland.
  • Fire Safety Consultancy.
  • Preparation of Fire Safety Certificate applications for compliance with building control regulations in Waterford.
  • Preparation of Disability Access Certificates for compliance with building control regulations.
  • Fire Safety Training for compliance with your health and Safety requirements.
  • Pre-purchase property inspection in Waterford.
  • Fire safety Assessment surveys of existing buildings and specifications for fire safety upgrade work.
  • Preparation of fire protection drawings for use in conjunction with assessment reports.
  • During construction surveys and monitoring of fire safety construction methods in Waterford.

Some questions that you may ask yourself are:

  • Do you have Fire Safety concerns, regarding the property in Waterford, you own or the property you are responsible for?
  • Has there been a fire at your premises?
  • Have you been visited by an officer from building control in Waterford?
  • Do you need to have Fire Safety construction work certified?

Or

  • Do you just want to have your property checked to make sure that it is Fire Safety Compliant in Waterford ?