Fire safety

Ensure the reliability and performance of your fire protection installations and equipment on your future structures and buildings, right from the project design stage.


Your challenges

in fire safety

Fire safety
Fire safety

As an operator, owner, manager or project owner, it is your responsibility to ensure the ongoing safety of the people and property involved in the construction project. This inevitably involves rigorous checking of the fire safety installations. The slightest failure of this equipment can have disastrous consequences in human, material and economic terms. Added to this are strict and often complex regulatory compliance obligations.


To meet all these major challenges, your fire safety systems need to be inspected, tested regularly and meticulously maintained. These checks should be carried out as early as possible in the construction project.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information or quotation you may require for your projects.

Apave solutions


Apave in Africa can support you in controlling fire risks, from project design to acceptance, whatever the type of building: ERP (Etablissement Recevant du Public); IGH (Immeubles de Grande Hauteur); ITGH (Immeubles de Très Grande Hauteur); industrial sites; tertiary buildings... 

Approved experts and inspectors, with in-depth knowledge of local regulations, are on hand to check that all your fire safety systems are working properly. They check the quality, reliability and compliance of your equipment with regulations and standards specific to the country and building concerned. 

Depending on your needs, we can also offer other services designed to enhance fire risk control within the building: 

  • Validate the fire safety measures adopted throughout the works 
  • Inspect and test automatic fire detection systems
  • Check and test fire alarms and sprinkler systems
  • Inspect and test fire safety systems (smoke extraction, fire dampers, compartmentalization, clearance, escape routes, etc.). 
  • Help you choose your fire equipment 
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance of your fire installations... 

We ensure the reliability of your fire protection equipment and detect any malfunctions, to guarantee optimum safety.

Apave's expertise

      Backed by a network of 800 professionals with proven expertise, and a long-standing presence in Africa, we offer you local, customized support that meets your expectations. Our teams are perfectly familiar with the technical and regulatory requirements specific to your country, your sector of activity and the type of work involved. Thanks to this unrivalled know-how, we can help you ensure optimum prevention and control of fire risks during your construction projects. 

Our locations

A solid territorial network in Africa

The Apave Group has been active on the African continent for over half a century. Today, we benefit from a solid territorial network, with local agencies in 17 African countries (Senegal, Cameroon, Mauritius, Madagascar, Tunisia, Morocco, Burkina Faso...).

Thanks to our highly mobile teams, we are able to cover the entire continent. This enables us to offer you tailor-made support for all your needs.
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Your questions

about fire safety

  • Why have your fire safety systems inspected?

    Carrying out a fire safety system audit as early as the design phase of a project is a prerequisite for ensuring the safety of property, workers and future customers or users of the building. This fire audit considerably reduces the risk of fire outbreaks, and ensures a rapid, appropriate response in the event of a fire.
  • How do you ensure compliance with fire safety regulations?

    In addition to issues relating to the safety of people and property, fire risk management also meets a number of demanding and complex regulatory requirements. Preventive maintenance of equipment and installations, together with periodic inspections, must be carried out at specific intervals. The best way to ensure that your fire installations comply with local regulations is to call on an approved body such as Apave in Africa. Our experts will validate compliance with local regulations for the type of site concerned, and suggest appropriate corrective action.
  • When should a fire safety inspection be carried out?

    It is strongly recommended to initiate a fire inspection process right from the start of the project design and layout. Fire safety is a major issue, and one that needs to be taken into account right from the pre-project phase. Subsequently, periodic inspections can be staggered throughout the construction and operation of the site. The frequency of fire safety inspections also depends on local regulatory requirements. These vary not only from country to country, but also from building type to building type. For example, smoke extraction systems, fire shutter doors, extinguishing systems and sprinklers will not be checked at the same frequency for ERP, IGH, ITGH and establishments subject to the French Labor Code.
  • Which fire equipment and installations are subject to verification?

    Depending on the building concerned, a wide range of different installations and equipment can be inspected, such as: smoke detectors; sprinklers; fire-fighting systems; escape routes; fire pumps; automatic fire detection systems...
  • Who can benefit from your fire safety inspection services?

    Backed by our multi-sector expertise and a large pool of seasoned experts and inspectors, we are able to carry out fire safety audits on all types of sites (category 1, 2, 3 or 4 ERP; residential buildings; high-rise or very high-rise buildings; industrial buildings...). Over the years, we have also built up expertise with players in a wide range of sectors (nuclear, oil & gas, aeronautics, railways, etc.). Whatever the type of site and the nature of the activity concerned, our experts carry out strict, meticulous checks to ensure that your fire installations comply fully with local regulations.
Our other construction services

Technical Building Control


Safety of people and property on construction sites (SPS)


Environmental diagnostics


Fire safety


Support for the management of real estate assets


choose Apave?



For more than 60 years, we have been committed to supporting you to achieve industrial performance and the digitisation of proceeses. Our multi-skilled team is capable of effectively addressing all your risk management challenges.


We are seasoned professionals in our fields and we offer you high-level technical expertise to control technical, human, environmental, digital and technological risks. For more than 150 years, Apave's experts have been providing consultancy services and customised solutions to meet our customers' needs.


Our strong presence in Africa means we can quickly respond to all your requests, whatever your needs: inspection, training, consultancy, tests and measurement, etc.


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