About Our Company

Rely on Fire Check was incorporated in 2011 by Christopher Carvell.

Originally named as Carvell Consulting and operating out of the north-east of England its founder had a clear vision to provide clients with access to independent, competent, and certificated fire safety system design and consultancy service.

Not to be confused as a fire risk assessment provider, or a contractor that supplies, installs, and maintains fire safety systems, Rely on Fire Check has become arguably the leading independent fire safety system design and checking consultancy practice that operates across the United Kingdom.

Its services are relied upon by some of the largest organisations for the most complex of projects.

Join the ever-increasing number of clients that choose to Rely on Fire Check to provide independent and certificated designs and to audit contractors so that the fire safety systems you rely on operate as intended to protect your people and property.

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Following a rebrand in 2021 in its 10th anniversary, the company now operates as Rely on Fire Check to best represent its service offering.

Our history

June 2011 Incorporated as Carvell Consulting in 2011
First business appointed by ESH as a resident consultant for Northumbria Police contract July 2011
August 2012 Appointed as BAFE Scheme auditor for ECA
Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP203-1 Scheme design November 2012
January 2013 Appointed as BAFE Scheme auditor for SSAIB
Obtained ECA Associate Consultant Registration April 2013
January 2014 Moved into its first premises at UKSE Innovation Centre Hartlepool
Relocated to Stockton on Tees office September 2015
June 2019 Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP203-4 Scheme design
Christopher Carvell invited as the main speaker at Certsure Winter Gathering to present shortfalls in compliance relating to domestic fire alarm systems December 2019
April 2021 Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP207 Scheme design
Christopher Carvell invited by the CEO of BAFE to be part of a task force to develop fire detection and alarm system qualification for FireQual May 2021
June 2021 10 Years of Excellence
Celebrates 10th year in business
Rename and rebrand to Rely on Fire Check November 2021
November 2021 Relocated to Wilton Centre office facility
New Managing Director appointed to progress the business into its second decade of trading and beyond December 2021

June 2011
Incorporated as Carvell Consulting in 2011

July 2011
First business appointed by ESH as a resident consultant for Northumbria Police contract

August 2012
Appointed as BAFE Scheme auditor for ECA

November 2012
Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP203-1 Scheme design

January 2013
Appointed as BAFE Scheme auditor for SSAIB

April 2013
Obtained ECA Associate Consultant Registration

January 2014
Moved into its first premises at UKSE Innovation Centre Hartlepool

September 2015
Relocated to Stockton on Tees office

June 2019
Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP203-4 Scheme design

December 2019
Christopher Carvell invited as the main speaker at Certsure Winter Gathering to present shortfalls in compliance relating to domestic fire alarm systems

April 2021
Certificated by BSI for BAFE SP207 Scheme design

May 2021
Christopher Carvell invited by the CEO of BAFE to be part of a task force to develop fire detection and alarm system qualification for FireQual

June 2021
Celebrates 10th year in business
10 Years of Excellence

November 2021
Rename and rebrand to Rely on Fire Check

December 2021
Relocated to Wilton Centre office facility

December 2021
New Managing Director appointed to progress the business into its second decade of trading and beyond

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