Fire safety planning and management is critical to the safety of any event. With the onus on organisers, producers and venue operators to demonstrate due diligence it is imperative to consider fire safety from the start.

Be it product launch or outdoor festival and everything in between TAO Productions Fire Consultants have the expertise and experience to take the guesswork and worry out of the process.

We can project manage all of your fire safety requirements from safety planning to providing on-site fire safety personnel with experience in the dynamic assessment of risk.

Our fire safety personnel provide an invaluable on site resource giving our clients the peace of mind that any fire safety issues are in the hands of competent personnel.


In 2006, significant changes to fire safety legislation came into effect. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires all buildings owners, employers and event organisers to undertake a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 puts emphasis on risk assessment and the education and training of staff. Penalties for breaches of this legislation can include up to 2 years imprisonment, unlimited fines or both. Can you afford the risk?

All events require a level of fire safety awareness and as a building owner, employer or organiser you have a responsibility to safety. Without specialist advice it can be surprisingly hard to spot potential fire hazards, therefore our comprehensive range of services are designed to assist you, your staff and the public by giving you full visibility of the fire risks, where they lie and how to minimise them.

TAO can provide the following services:

Fire Risk Assessments

Comprehensive fire risk assessments performed for your event, tour, location or premises.

Risk Management Strategies

Total strategies developed for the management of fire risk from occupancy assessments, CAD planning, exit strategies, specification of emergency lighting and safety equipment to examinations of the adequacy of preventative and protective measures. Creative events in unusual venues often require specialist consultancy. Let navigate the intricacies of everything from The Approved Document B of The Building Regulations 2019 to Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Open Air Events.

Water Rescue Services

In 2008 TAO was requested to provide water rescue personnel for a Sugababes performance at the launch of the BT Globe Vendee round the world yacht; since that successful event TAO's portfolio of services have been increased by water rescue.

TAO is able to supply fully trained to national standards including rope rescue and swift water rescue, water rescue personnel for the safety of working personnel and public attendees at events where water is a hazard whether rivers, lakes, ponds or open water.

TAO's personnel are fully equipped with dry suits, buoyancy aids and rescue equipment and can be deployed in rescue ribs (rigid inflatable boats) or rescue jetskis' as they were for employee safety at the Reading Festival Pedestrian Bridge installation and removal in 2009 and recently in 2013 at The Bank of New York Boat Race Party at Putney Bridge.