Peter Wilkinson EngD CEng FIFireE CSci MIScT
Dr Peter Wilkinson is an experienced fire engineer who has worked on an interesting mix of fire engineering assignments and fire risk assessments for a wide variety of clients. His expertise has been vital in developing the fire engineering profession through CROSS, the Institution of Fire Engineers and BSI standards development work. Peter is founder and Director of Pyrology Limited, providing a wide range of safety, fire and risk engineering services to both established buildings and new-build projects.
As well as being a Designated Person for CROSS, he is a Trustee and Technical Director at the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), the international organisation for fire professionals, helping to promote the profession and register professional engineers with the Engineering Council. Peter also chairs the British Standards Technical Committee FSH/24, developing and codifying fire safety engineering practices, such as the BS7974 suite.
Peter is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Scientist and a Registered Fire Risk Assessor, and holds an Engineering Doctorate where he investigated resilient fire engineering building design. Prior to his current roles, Peter was an Associate Director at the Fire Protection Association, overseeing the activities of the Fire and Risk Services group, and prior to that, an Associate Director with a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, leading a team of fire engineering consultants and fire risk assessors.
Peter is CROSS’s Fire Engineering Consultant and a Designated Person for CROSS. Peter has become a key part of CROSS’s technical expertise in the fire sector and a member of the CROSS team driving its direction and expansion into the fire sector. Peter was key to developing and finalising the partnership between CROSS and the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) and works with the IFE and CROSS to ensure CROSS is promoted to the fire sector through the IFE.