Anthony Hart - Fire Protection Engineer

Technical Manager at Advanced Fire Technology Ltd



Current location

United Kingdom

Work category




For 23years I have worked in the Fire Protection Industry, completing projects to both British and American standards selling, designing, projecting and commissioning the following types of sprinkler systems, wet, dry, alternate, deluge, life safety, foam and watermist systems. I am a flexible and hard working employee and have worked on projects in most areas of the UK, I have dealt with International clients from America, Egypt, Ireland, Malta and Beruit.

I am an avid watcher of football and most other sports. I like to keep fit and have completed a half marathon for charity.

Anthony Hart's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Advanced Fire Technology Ltd - Technical Manager

Since start-up I have been liaising with previous clients from past Aqua-mist projects and chasing new projects for our design, installation and manufacturing teams to work on.
I am also highly involved with research and development of the systems and products, this has involved arranging fire testing of the systems for both clients and for the further development of products.

Key Skills
AutoCAD Cost Control design Fire Sprinkler Design Fire Suppression Design Fire Suppression Standards Hydraulic Calculations ISO 9001 Management Product Development Quality Control research Sprinkler Standards Technical Sales
2009 - 2012

Aqua-mist Fire Protection - Design Office Manager

At Aqua-mist my experience in the sprinkler industry was utilized to develop a relatively inexperienced design team so we could complete watermist projects ranging from small domestic properties to large production facilities. The Watermist systems were designed to NFPA750 but further incorporated BSEN12845, BS9251 and more recently DD8489-1 to 7.
I produce design proposals for new project tenders and liaise with clients, building control and fire authority representatives.
Whilst within my role I am also highly involved with research and development of the systems and products, this has involved fire testing of systems for both clients and for the further development of products.

Key Skills
Cost Control Fire Sprinkler Design Fire Suppression Design Fire Testing Hydraulic Calculations Management Product Development research Sprinkler Standards Technical Sales Watermist Standards
2005 - 2009

Hall Fire Protection - Project Engineer

My role at Hall Fire involves the design and projecting of multiple sprinkler contracts with values of 2.5k to 800,000k. I have taken and passed the LPC basic design competency exam.
I have worked on BS5306 / EN12845 and FM projects during employment with Hall Fire.

Key Skills
Contracts Cost Control Fire Sprinkler Standards ISO 9001 LPCB Design Competency meeting targets Procurement Project Management Time Management
2004 - 2005

A&F Sprinklers - Estimating / Project Engineer

When I commenced my time at A&F there was a lack of work on the books so I worked on bringing future work in to the company and with the successful tenders I proceeded to project on them to completion.

Key Skills
Cost Control Engineer Fire Sprinkler Standards ISO 9001 Management meeting targets project engineer sales Technical Sales
2001 - 2004

Fire Defender - Project Design Engineer

To estimate, design and project jobs from start to completion. During my time at this company I have gained new experiences such as dealing with clients, managing operatives and prioritising my work, as to deal with multiple projects.

Key Skills
Cost Control meeting targets Project Management Sprinkler Design
1999 - 2001

UK Fire International - Fire Protection Design Engineer

The position I held at this company was of a sprinkler designer, working on projects up to the value of £1million pounds. I was based at a small branch and working as a team and good communication was vital.

Key Skills
Cost Control designer meeting targets Sprinkler Design
1997 - 1999

Preussag Fire - Fire Protection Design Engineer

My time at this company was spent designing sprinkler systems, when I started at Preussag I was new to sprinkler design, at the time of leaving Preussag I was able to design full systems working to LPC and FM design codes and using FHC calc or Pre calc methods of working.

Key Skills
AutoCAD Hydraulic Calculations meeting targets Sprinkler Design
1990 - 1997

Wormald Ansul Uk ltd - Fire Protection Designer

My first four years of employment was as an apprentice, in this period I worked in all the various positions within a company. During and when I finished my apprenticeship I was a special projects designer, which entailed designing HV and MV spray systems for various risks. For the last two years I moved into the Offshore Marine Department and designed skid units, co2 systems and sprinkler systems on ships. I also went to college and gained a B-Tec HND in mechanical engineering and a NVQ Level 4.

Key Skills
AutoCAD designer engineering Hydraulic Calculations Mechanical Mechanical Engineering Sprinkler Design TEC Waterspray Systems

Anthony Hart's Education and Qualifications


Higher Diploma - -, Mechanical Engineering

Oldham College

Whilst completing my HND in mechanical I was serving an apprenticeship at Wormald Ansul Uk (Tyco) gaining the NVQ Level 4 qualification.


Bachelor/Degree - -, Mechanical Engineering

Oldham College

Anthony Hart's Additional Information


2007 – Level 3 Introductory Certificate in First Line Management

2007 – LPC Design Competency
Level Achieved: Pass A

2001 & 2005 – Health & Safety Passport course
Oldham & Blackburn, Lancashire.
Level Achieved: Supervisor

2000 – LPC sprinkler design training course (non-approved)
Peterlee, County Durham.
This course was for the duration of 2wks and covered sprinkler basics to full hydraulic calculations using computers and old style hydraulic formulae.

1990 to 1997 - Oldham Technical College
Oldham, Lancashire
Level Achieved: HND - The HND I gained was in mechanical engineering. My path to getting my HND involved a 1yr B-TEC 1st Certificate course, 2yrs ONC course, 2yrs HNC course and a final 2yrs doing the HND course. Some of the subjects covered on these courses were Maths, Science, CAD/CAE, Manufacturing Technology, Electrical Engineering, Materials and Business Management.