About Swan Fire (U.K.) Limited

Swan Fire was established in 2007 by the former Commercial Training Manager of Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Johanna Swanton.

Jo worked for the Fire Service from 2001 to 2007 and was directly responsible for the successful design and implementation of all the popular business related fire safety training courses including Fire Marshal, Fire Risk Assessment, and Practical Fire Extinguishers.

Swan Fire (U.K.) Limited consists of a growing happy team of passionate Fire Safety and Health & Safety professionals who believe in offering a high quality of service, which is tailored to fit both individual and organisational needs.

The Team

Paul Waknell Grant McGill
Fire Risk Assessor and Trainer Fire Risk Assessor and Trainer
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Richard Hare
Catherine Hare  
Director Director  
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Bob Swanton Jo Swanton   
Consultant   Consultant
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All businesses and organisations are required to carry out Fire Risk Assessments and Staff Training so our main function is to provide the following two services:

Fire Safety Training

Fire Safety Training which is enjoyable, interesting, meets the requirements of delegates, businesses and current legislation.

We guarantee a cost effective and professional service which is delivered in an engaging, logical and friendly manner.

We strive to always go that little bit further with our delivery and quality of course experience with colour handouts, fantastic course venues and we even hand out complimentary chocolate to all delegates on every course!

Onsite premises fire risk assessments

Onsite premises fire risk assessments are carried out by our qualified and experienced professionals who are on your side!

Our team includes individuals who were previously in the local Fire Service and can offer a wealth of experience as previous enforcing officers. The benefit you gain from having a risk assessment carried out by Swan Fire, is that we will be able to ensure that you have a suitable and sufficient risk assessment as required by law and if you aren’t compliant in any way, advise you on the necessary solutions to gain compliance with cost and time in mind.

We aim to provide a Best Value, Professional Fire Safety Training and Advisory Service to Businesses and Organisations in Oxfordshire and the Surrounding Counties.

In 2014 we developed a partnership, “Peopletime Ltd”, so that we could expand our services to offer a far wider range of services as below:

and via our partnership company Peopletime Ltd:

The cost of the Swan Fire courses include all of the following benefits:

  • FREE Hi Visibility Vests for all trained Fire Marshals
  • FREE legally compliant Fire Safety Policy & Log Book microsoft word templates
  • Hands on practical extinguisher training with live fires using gas simulators and real liquid fuel fires
  • Complimentary Chocolate Bars for all delegates on every course 
  • FREE, no nonsense, straight talking, honest advice on Fire Safety legislation with useful tips and advice for managing your fire safety responsibilities
  • Competitively priced business solutions – both on and off site
  • Professionally printed colour course handouts
  • Certificate of attendance to prove successful completion for all course delegates
  • High quality training by a Fire Safety Professional with a Fire Service background
  • Course evaluation and collation of information to the course booker
  • Flexible hours of work to suit individual customers’ needs
  • Tailor made course content to suit your requirements – we will adapt our delivery to cover your sites individual procedures and risks
  • Time effective courses with no padding
  • Back up help and support via telephone and email after all courses
  • Open Course venue at Egrove Park near Oxford with free parking and relaxing atmosphere