Fire & safety

Fire engineering combines a scientific knowledge of how fires start, spread, are contained and extinguished, with behavioural insights into how people react to them. The result is an engineering discipline that protects people, property and the environment from fire.

National Graphene Institute, UK



Elisabeth Røine

Sektion Manager, Norway
T: +47 934 99 699

Juho Ruotanen

Fire & Safety, Finland
T: +358 400 156 764
We employ a design approach to fire engineering that helps clients manage risks cost effectively and efficiently. This entails developing a situation-specific strategy, using statistics from real fires, analysis tools and studies of human behaviour. Our experience shows this can realise architectural visions and add value by reducing over-specification from conservative codes of practice.

Ramboll’s proven fire & safety expertise applies to all sectors including high-rise, residential, offices, retail, education, sports facilities, industrial, aviation, and healthcare. We also cover all stages of the development process from identifying risks and opportunities for improved value through to construction supervision and advice. 

Comprehensive fire & safety service

Our service covers

  • Fire strategies
  • Fire systems design – developing bespoke solutions incorporating automatic systems for detection, alarm and suppression
  • Fire risk assessment – consultancy on fire strategies and business continuity plans
  • Structural fire engineering – assessing the fire resistance of structures to identify potential savings on fire protection
  • Computer modelling – studying the action of fire, smoke and heat, and simulating evacuation scenarios
  • Fire tests
  • Safety documentation

Innovation in fire & safety

Technology, industry best practice and legislation are always changing. In fire engineering and safety risk management awareness of these changes and how they affect different countries is essential. To continuously develop our knowledge, we conduct our own research, maintain links with universities, research organisations and industry, and recruit team members with wide-ranging combinations of expertise. Our organisational structure ensures we share this knowledge throughout our local offices around the world.

Relevant projects


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The Hepworth Wakefield

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