About Us

our mission

Swan Fire was set up to offer a truly bespoke but affordable fire safety service for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Our friendly team will work with you to make sure you’re fully legally compliant with reassurance and pragmatism.

Who We Are

Spotting a gap in the market for friendly but professional fire safety training, Johanna Swanton, previously a Commercial Training Manager at Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, set up Swan Fire in 2007. She was joined two years later by Bob Swanton who used his experience as a Senior Fire Officer to add fire risk assessments to the business’s portfolio.

Over time we expanded both our team and services and now have a team of nine providing fire risk assessments and safety training across central and southern England. In 2015 we joined forces with Peopletime Ltd to offer a wider range of training courses, branching out into health and safety audits and first aid training. But with each new addition we’ve kept to our core values of offering great quality training at affordable prices.

We work with all kinds of businesses, from big multinationals such as Mercedes, Airbus, IKEA and Miele, to regional organisations including Thames Valley Police, Oxford County Council and Oxford University, as well as many schools and colleges, charities and a wide range of smaller companies.

We are proud of the positive feedback that we consistently receive and the fact that so many organisations return to us to provide their training and risk assessment needs year after year.

What We Do

We offer high quality, affordable training and risk assessments to help businesses meet their legal requirements when it comes to fire safety.

Our friendly, straightforward premises risk assessments will provide you with practical guidance to help you make sure that you’re fully compliant with current legislation and we’ll support you every step of the way.

We also offer a full range of fire safety training to suit the needs of your organisation, as well as a selection of other health and safety courses to make sure your staff feel confident in dealing with the many challenges the workplace may throw at them.

Our Team

Paul WaknellFire Risk Assessor and Trainer
Nik BrownTrainer
Andy Morrant Fire Risk Assessor
Richard HareDirector
Bob SwantonConsultant
Grant McGillFire Risk Assessor and Trainer
Will MillsTrainer
Trudi Gasser Office Manager
Catherine HareDirector