About us

BDL Fire Protection are specialists within the Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Industry. With over 25 years combines experience in the industry, their knowledge, and expertise is invaluable. With experience in both public and private sectors of construction, BDL can meet the requirements of any type of client.

About us

What we do

The foundations of BDL are to advise, install, certificate and maintain each project. We provide services for the Installation of Passive Fire Protection. BDL provide a Consultancy Service to help outline a Scope of Work. We can also provide various Safety Training Courses to keep your work force up to date in their training and safety competency.

What we do

Why choose us

At BDL, we are committed to helping our clients ensure that Fire Compartmentation within their project is 100% Compliant upon completion. At BDL, we encourage the understanding of the implications involved if the PFP works are not installed correctly first-time round.

If this is not achieved, it can have massive cost and legal implications to the Original Builder or Building Owner. This advice, along with guaranteed compliant installation of PFP products, ensures that our clients do not encounter such unnecessary costs.

Why choose us

Meet the Team

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Ben Leatherbarrow


Ben set up BDL Fire Protection Ltd in 2015. His career started with him being an Installer, moving on to Supervision and Contract Management before forming BDL. This variety of experience gives BDL the luxury of having a Director who understands the needs of Clients whilst understanding what happens on the ground.

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Daniel Leatherbarrow


Prior to becoming a director at BDL Fire Protection Ltd, Dan has also worked within the Passive Fire Protection Industry for many years and has a wealth of knowledge in both the installation of PFP products and Fire Doors.

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Keith Leatherbarrow

Logistic Manager inc. Buying

As our Logistics Manager, Keith supervises all site operations. Keith's role includes managing our supply chain and sourcing the best, most cost-effective materials. He also manages our fleet.

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Allan Cooper

Contracts Manager

Allan Joined BDL Fire Protection at the start of 2020 as our Contracts Manager. Allan plays a key role in our management team. His assistance in monitoring quality and ensuring all projects are running efficiently, to budget allows the communication between us and our clients to be seamless.

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Leah Wadsworth

Accounts Manager

Leah manages all accounts and financial information. Leah’s experience and qualifications in accountancy are a particular benefit to BDL and Leah is a great asset to our team.

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Sarah Williams

Office Manager

Sarah joined BDL back in 2017, formally as Office Administrator, progressing to Project Coordinator and to her position now as Office Manager. Sarah manages all aspects of our office including day to day activities, HR, and training.

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Hannah Leatherbarrow

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Hannah is one of BDL’s Assistant QS’ helping to quote and coordinate any fire stopping projects.

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Charlotte Leatherbarrow

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Charlotte is one of BDL’s Assistant QS’ helping to quote and coordinate any fire door projects.

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Andrew Morris

Fire Stopping Manager

Andrew is one of our Site Managers, specialising in Fire Stopping. Andrew overseas all on site operations and ensures each project is running smoothly by liaising with clients and operatives on site.

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Mark Giliker

Fire Door Manager

Mark is our Site Manager specifying in Fire Doors. Mark overseas all joinery and Fire Door Works. Mark also ensures that all projects are economical, completed on time and to budget.

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George Smith

Fire Risk Assessor

George came on board in 2016 as our Fire Risk Assessor. George is also an IOSH Accredited Safety and Management Trainer and delivers training to our team and customers.

Awards & Accreditations


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FIRAS certificated contractors are required to undergo a 3-stage assessment process. And, only when the applicant contractor has satisfied all-of these criteria is certification granted:

  • Assessment of office management systems.
  • Assessment of workmanship of site for all trade disciplines for which certification is sought.
  • Competence assessment of supervisory and installation employees.
  • FIRAS certification is awarded to the contracting company not the staff. Should a contractor wish to increase their scope of certification, a separate application must be made to attain the additional certification.
  • FIRAS certificated contractors are subject to an annual audit of their offices and ongoing, random surveillance site inspections where competence and workmanship are assessed


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Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.

Assessing suppliers’ health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time-consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another.

Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers’ compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. CHAS assesses applicants:

  • Health and safety policy statement;
  • Their organisation for health and safety;
  • Their specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.



The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, through its safety initiatives and training programmes.

It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users.

All BDL Fire protection's employees' Currently hold a IPAF Licence



FDIS Certificated Inspectors are uniquely qualified to undertake fire door inspections.

Not only have they achieved a Diploma in Fire Doors but they have also had their competence and knowledge independently assessed by Exova Warringtonfire to become CertFDI certificated fire door inspectors.

BDL Fire protection's employees' hold an FDIS Diploma

Construction Line

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Following pre-qualification to government and industry accredited standards, BDL Fire Protection LTD are Constructionline certified.

It is the UK’s largest national register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants, aiming to improve efficiency for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry.



PASMA, the international not-for-profit association for the mobile access tower industry.

Representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users, it provides and oversees the industry standard training scheme and is a major publisher of safety-related knowledge, information and guidance.

All BDL Fire protection's employees' Currently hold a PASMA Certificate

BM Trada

Installation | Maintenance

BM Trada exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that they test, inspect and certify for customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.