About

The Director of Cardan Fire is Stuart Granger. Stuart has a vast amount of fire safety experience as demonstrated in his biography:

A headshot of Director Stuart Granger against a blurred mirrored background of a room.
Stuart Granger MIFireE MIFSM Tech IOSH DipFD

Stuart started working for Dorset Fire Brigade in 1989 and retired from the newer combined authority, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2020. During that time, he worked operationally at fire stations in Christchurch and Bournemouth and in fire safety where he achieved the role of Deputy Head of Fire Safety for Dorset Fire & Rescue Service. He was one of the few officers who had the level of authority to prohibit dangerous premises.

Stuart was also a qualified fire investigation officer – so he understands fire having spent his career preventing it and investigating its behaviour.

For the last few years of his fire service career, Stuart was the manager for fire safety in the Dorset area, through a difficult period nationally which included the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. Covering the county of Dorset enabled Stuart to gain experience in a wide range of premises from small guest houses, to large factories, to high rise buildings.

Stuart also specialised in event fire safety. Being a statutory member of Safety Advisory Groups, he liaised and worked closely with events, councils and other emergency services.

Stuart is a Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFireE), a Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM), a Technical Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH), and has a Diploma in Fire Doors (DipFD). His other qualifications and experience include:

  • Fire Safety Advisor (under Fire Precautions Act 1971) – 1998/99
  • Fire Risk Assessment - C S Todd & Associates Ltd - 2009
  • Fire Investigation Foundation & Practical - 2010
  • Fire Safety Building Regulations and Guidance – 2011
  • Fire Safety Smoke Control for Inspecting Officers – 2011
  • Fire Safety Smoke Control for Design Submissions – 2011
  • Fire Safety Engineering Principles – 2011
  • Safety Advisory Group Officer Training Module – 2011
  • BS5839-1:2002 Fire Detection & Alarm Systems – 2012
  • Electrical Fire Investigation Update – 2012
  • DeHaan Fire and Explosion Course – 2012
  • Internal Auditor: BS OHSAS 18001 – 2012
  • Automist systems – 2013
  • Crowd Management & Public Safety – 2013
  • Fire Safety In Heritage Buildings - 2013
  • Level 7 BTEC Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice – 2013
  • Passive Fire Protection CPD – 2013
  • Primary Authority Training – 2014
  • CDM Regs – 2014
  • Crowd Modelling Management and Movement – 2015
  • Working in Safety Advisory Groups (Emergency Planning College) – 2015
  • NEBOSH in Fire Safety and Risk Management – 2016
  • IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety – 2016
  • FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors - 2019
  • IFE Life Safety Auditors register 2012 – 2020
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety - 2020
  • IFSM Competent Fire Risk Assessors Register 2021 - current
  • IFE Life Safety Fire Risk Assessors Register 2021 – current

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