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Electrical Fire and Shock Forensic Investigation

Electrical faults can cause fires or electrical shocks, often with substantial loss of property, injury or human life. Statistics show that 20% of fires are caused by electrical energy.


Electricity leaves very little evidence of where it has been, and it is often difficult to understand the various modes of electrical failure.

What was responsible for the electrical fault – faulty manufacture, inadequate design or non-compliant installation?

How can QEC Global help you?

QEC Global offers a specialised electrical fire & fault forensic investigation service including scene examination and laboratory analysis of electrical equipment.

Our electrical investigation can supplement a general forensic investigation.

Our service includes the provision of an origin and cause report detailing the evidence and identifying the mode of failure and root cause.

Expert testimony to a court of law is also provided.

Examinations can be undertaken throughout Australia and overseas.

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How are we able to do this for you?

QEC Global’s principal electrical fire investigator, Marty Denham, has 37 years’ experience in the electrical safety industry, having investigated a wide range of electrical accidents, shocks, faults and fires (over 1200 incidents investigated).

Marty is a committee member of:

  • QLD Association of Fire Investigators (QAFI) – chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) (association member and committee member)
  • Standards Australia committee EL/2 – Safety of Household and Similar Elect Appliances (committee member) *Committee of the Year 2009

Expert witness evidence has been provided in Coronial, Civil and Criminal proceedings before the Federal Court, Courts in Queensland and NSW, and arbitration proceedings in NSW.

Fire scene/remains examinations have been undertaken in all States and Territories of Australia and beyond including Fiji, New Zealand and Singapore.


The benefits to you

Electrical fire & fault investigation is a highly specialised field. If the matter could possibly result in legal action, you will need QEC Global.