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Heritage Fire

& Safety.

Heritage Fire and Safety was established by Mike Coull in 2009, initially with the objective to assist in the safeguarding of the built heritage from the effects of fire and other incidents.


Whilst this is still an objective, our reputation for taking a pragmatic approach and delivering common sense solutions, has enabled us to develop a full range of fire safety management services to all sectors. 


Whether you are looking for fire safety management services, historic property protection or training to ensure you and your staff remain safe, with over 100 years’ experience, our team of dedicated safety professionals are here to provide the support you require to stay safe and stay legal.

Meet the Heritage Fire & Safety Team.


Mike Coull GIFireE


Simon Guyan


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Alan Morrison


Mike Coull GIFireE

Mike established Heritage Fire and Safety in 2009 following 32 years serving in a variety of roles within Grampian Fire and Rescue Service.


Mike is passionate about the protection of the built heritage and provides a personalised service to heritage property owners and managers. Mike has vast experience working with historic properties, dating back over 25 years, including working as the Heritage co-ordinator for the Scottish fire services, providing the link between the fire service, Historic Environment Scotland, and other heritage agencies.


Mike's expertise in the field of fire protection of historic buildings has been acknowledged though national and International organisations. He is the secretary of the Institution of Fire Engineers Heritage Special Interest Group and he is also the secretary of the NFPA Cultural Resources committee, an USA based organisation responsible for the development of international fire protection codes for cultural resources who asked Mike to join the committee as a 'special expert' in 2008.


Our aim is always to provide fire safety solutions in historic properties that consider both the legislative requirements and the need for sympathetic solutions that recognise the historic features of the building.


Mike has contributed to many publications on the protection of historic buildings and is the author of the Fire Protection Association publication - Fire Risk Management in Heritage properties.

Simon Guyan

Simon joined Heritage Fire and Safety after 27 years in Grampian/ Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, latterly as a fire safety enforcement officer. His experience in both the enforcement of fire safety legislation and as a qualified fire risk assessor, makes him the ideal person to complete fire risk assessments and advise clients on the fire safety management arrangements required to ensure compliance with fire safety legislation.


Simon has completed the fire safety development programme at the Scottish Fire Services College and can assist clients through evaluating design submissions and liaison with Building Control Officers and Architects for new builds and major refurbishments. 


In addition, Simon completed 4.5 years as a fire investigation officer investigating the causes and spread of fire, working across the North of Scotland as part of a specialist team. He is also an experienced fire service trainer, and is a qualified OHSAS 18001: Occupational H&S Management Systems Internal Auditor. He obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety & Risk Management from Strathclyde University, is a Graduate of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health and a full member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (MIIRSM).

Alan Morrison GIFireE

Alan also joined Heritage Fire and Safety after a 30-year career with Grampian Fire and Rescue Service. He is a Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers and, as a fire safety enforcement officer, Alan completed the fire safety development programme at the Scottish Fire Services College. He is also a qualified fire risk assessor, qualified IOSH trainer and workplace assessor, demonstrating his commitment to developing safety cultures.


During his time in the fire service, Alan served for many years as a training instructor at a local and national level and holds an HND on fire safety instruction. In addition, Alan has worked for over 11 years with a commercial training provider where he has delivered high standards of various oil industry safety courses including CSE, WAH & Rescue, AGT and Coshh. 


Alan is recognised as an experienced trainer who engages with students to ensure they have an enjoyable and informative training experience.  His extensive experience delivering fire safety and H&S courses, along with IOSH accredited Working Safely and Managing Safely courses has enabled Alan to develop our training portfolio.

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