Experts in this field are fire investigation specialists who have focused their studies on investigating electrical fires. Fire investigations are usually undertaken to determine the risk factors, cause, and movement of the fire. In this case, it relates to fires that are electrical in origin: examples include faulty appliances, sparking power points, or wires caught under rugs or furniture.
Fire investigation is generally performed for the purposes of insurance, forensic investigation, and for mitigative reasons. It allows for a proper understanding of what caused the fire (whether accidental or criminal), where the fire originated, and what can be done to prevent future incidents. This allows for a safer workplace, as well as a properly informed legal process. Electrical fires are investigated using various complicated processes, including 3D modelling, arc mapping, and an in-depth understanding of how electricity and electrical circuits work.
Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Many will have worked in fields specific to fire, or they may be engineers specialising in fire and electricity. Some will be trained fire investigation experts, or perhaps have worked for an insurance company. They may also be electricians or building inspectors. The specific specialisation and background needed in your electrical fire investigation expert will be determined by the matter which requires.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.
Expertise in Action
Experts in fire investigation as it relates to electrical fires can be called upon to assist in cases involving burnt down buildings and businesses, liability cases, insurance matters, and many more.
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype