Empowering leadership at Fire Safety Consultants

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Full-time Professionals

Dedicated and experienced team


Chartered Engineers

Expert engineering solutions


Quantity Surveyors

Accurate cost management


RIAI Architects & Fire Consultants

Specialised design and safety expertise

Our Leadership Team

Richard O’Riordan


Aidan O’Connell


Donal Fitzpatrick


Philip O’Connell

Senior Engineer

Colin Scott

Associate Director

Andrew Gee

Senior Engineer

Nathan Cashman

Senior Property Assessor

Steven McEnery

Senior Property Assessor

Leadership Excellence at Fire Safety Consultants

Fire Safety Consultants is led by leading experts in people and project management, nurturing our team's skills with dedication, independence, fairness, and confidence

Richard O'Riordan


Richard O’Riordan, a seasoned professional in Ireland’s construction industry with over 23 years of invaluable experience. Richard has demonstrating outstanding leadership and expertise, earning him a reputation as a trusted authority in his field.


Richard oversees the day-to-day management of projects with a hands-on approach, ensuring seamless operations and exceptional service delivery. His comprehensive understanding of the industry’s intricacies, gained through his extensive background, equips him with the insights needed to navigate complex challenges effectively.

Richard’s commitment to excellence is evident in his track record of consistently exceeding client expectations. His dedication to client success drives him to ensure projects are completed on schedule and to the utmost satisfaction. Under his leadership, the company thrives, delivering exceptional results and solidifying its position as a trusted partner in the construction industry.

With Richard at the helm, you can trust that your fire safety project is in capable hands, dedicated to achieving the highest standards of quality and client satisfaction.

Contact by email:richard@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Aidan O'Connell

FIEI, Chartered Engineer

Aidan is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland with over 38 years of experience in the design, project management, and construction sectors. He has a deep understanding of the industry and needs of clients and leverages this experience to deliver tailor made solutions that align with each client’s goals and objectives.

Aidan is an Expert Contributor to the National Standards Authority Ireland (NSAI) and regularly acts as an Expert Witness for all major insurers in Ireland and the U.K. He is recognised as an industry leading expert in the  identification and remediation of latent defects related to Fire Safety, Structures, Water Ingress, and Cladding problems and has only in the last year successfully completed a number of large multimillion remediation projects in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe, specifically targeting Fire Safety and Water Ingress matters. Aidan’s knowledge and experience across numerous regulatory and legal jurisdictions ensures a very comprehensive and balanced approach to all projects.

Aidan holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from University College Dublin and several other technical and project management qualifications from Trinity College, demonstrating his passion for and commitment to continued professional development.


Contact by email: aidan@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Donal Fitzptrick

BE, C Eng, C. Build E FCABE, MIEI, Registered Building Surveyor (B0429)

Donal is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 years of experience within the construction industry, residential and commercial consulting in Ireland and the U.K.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University College Cork, Donal exemplifies his commitment to continuous professional development through various fire and technical aspects. His knowledge and experience across numerous legislation and regulatory requirements, ensures a very comprehensive approach to all projects.

Donal brings a wealth of fire safety knowledge and experience, ensuring that every aspect of fire safety is thoroughly addressed in projects.

Known from his dynamic leadership style, consistently leading from the front to ensure optimal outcomes for clients. His proactive stance towards project delivery sets him apart, as he tirelessly strives to exceed expectations and deliver excellence at every turn.

Donal’s boundless energy and entrepreneurial spirit infuse vitality into the consultancy, propelling its overall growth trajectory. With Donal at the helm, the consultancy thrives as a hub of multidisciplinary expertise, catering to diverse client needs with precision and innovation.

Contact by email:donal@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Philip O'Connell

BEng (Hons) Msc

Philip has over 10 years of experience in the property development, construction and project management industry.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters in Project Management and leads on Business Development matters within the company. 

Philip has worked on very large residential apartment and purpose built student accommodation schemes from feasibility and planning through to construction and operation. Philip is passionate about resolving the building fire defect crisis in Ireland and the U.K. and focuses his time and energy on fostering and deepening relationships with key partners, colleagues, and clients

Contact by email: philip@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Colin Scott

Chartered Engineer

Colin Scott is an Associate Director with AOCA and is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years of engineering experience in the design, management, and supervision of Civil and Structural engineering projects. Colin has held senior engineering positions with leading consultancies in Scotland and Ireland specialising in industrial, commercial and residential developments. Colin has project extensive experience in the project management, design, and supervision of building defect remediation works including; structural damage, water ingress, fire detection and fire stopping issues.

Qualifications: HNC – Civil & Structural Engineering — Napier University, Edinburgh 1996 MSc — Civil Eng Renewable Energy Development — Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh 2013 LLM – Master in Laws — Construction Law and Arbitration Aberdeen University 2017

Professional Qualifications: Chartered Engineer & Member of Engineers Ireland C.Eng, Incorporated Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers IEng, Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers IEng, Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators




Contact by email: colin@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Andrew Gee


Andrew is an Associate Engineer and a member of Engineers Ireland with over 20 years of experience in the design, project management, and construction sectors. He has a wealth of knowledge in the construction industry. Andrew has project managed projects in excess of 1.5 million Euro and has experience in the design and supervision of building defect remediation works including water ingress, fire detection and fire stopping issues.

Andrew’s knowledge and experience across numerous building defect issues ensures an informed economic design solution is specified. 

Contact by email: andrew@firesafetyconsultants.ie


Nathan Cashman

BE, BSc (Fire), C. Build E MCABE, MIEI, Registered Building Surveyor (B0534)

Nathan is a Registered Building Surveyor and Fire Engineer with over 8 years of extensive experience spanning the residential and commercial consulting sectors in Ireland.


Nathan leads the building surveyor team, bringing a wealth of experience in building surveying and a commitment to delivering the highest standards of services. With his Degree in Fire Safety Engineering, Nathan provides a number of services relating to fire safety and compliance, incl. fire safety assessments and fire risk assessments. He has reviewed, advised and overseen and number of fire remediation work projects from start to finish, incl. certification.

In addition to his technical expertise, Nathan is also focused on developing his team to ensure they provide the highest quality service to their clients. He leads a diverse range of surveying services, including building condition surveys, schedules of condition and dilapidation,  planning reviews, fire safety in relation to licencing applications, technical due diligence reports, title and boundary reviews, and building regulatory advice.

Contact by email:nathan@firesafetyconsultants.ie


steven mcenery



Steven has over 8 years of comprehensive experience across the residential and commercial consulting sectors in Ireland.


He has worked on a large range of residential and commercial type developments. Proven expertise in navigating the Planning Permission processes and ensuring compliance with Building Regulations and Fire Service Act. Adept at delivering high-quality surveys and providing valuable insights to clients.

In addition to his technical expertise, Steven is committed to cultivating a high-performing team dedicated to delivering exceptional services to clients. He leads a diverse range of surveying services; these include building condition surveys, technical due diligence reports, statutory compliance, fire safety assessments, planning and building regulations compliance, and title/boundary reviews. 

Contact by email:steven@firesafetyconsultants.ie