About Us

C.S. Todd & Associates Ltd. (CSTA) is a practice of independent consultants. Formed in 1982, we specialize solely in fire safety and fire engineering. Being independent of any manufacturer, supplier or installer, we are able to offer unbiased opinion on all aspects of fire safety. The strength of the services we offer lies in the wide spectrum of experience and knowledge of our team of consultants.

We specialise in carrying out fire risk assessments and in advising on fire safety legislation. With the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and its equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland, we have guided our clients on how the law affects them and what changes they need to make to satisfy this legislation.  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.

Colin Todd formed the practice after gaining many years of experience in risk management and fire protection engineering. The dedicated team he has brought together has both technical expertise and hands-on experience in the fire industry. They include 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. We also carry out investigations into the suitability of existing fire protection systems and fire safety designs and we act as expert witnesses for contract disputes and litigation cases.

In 1996, we gained BS EN ISO 9001 quality assurance accreditation for the provision of fire safety consultancy and training services. We were 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.