Wayman are proud to offer expert testimony for the forensic investigation of fires and arson incidents. In the current economic climate, the number of deliberately set fires is on the increase, with insurance fraud being a common motive. Our trained investigators can identify the cause of a fire including how and why it spread, particularly where the fire spread and whether development was unusual or unexpected. This means that although fire investigation is important in criminal cases where arson is suspected, it also has implications in civil courts even if the fire was accidental and liability and recovery are to be considered. In public, commercial and industrial buildings, there may be liability issues if health and safety practices were not followed to the letter, for example.
We can provide a highly trained investigator, with a fire-fighting background, relevant qualifications, IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators) and ENFIP (European Network for Fire Investigation and Prevention) Membership. As with all our forensic consultants, our fire investigators are carefully selected in order to provide clients with a reliable and professional service. Whether you need a witness for a court appearance or simply to produce a written report, we are dedicated to fulfilling your requirements.