Testimonials

We have always found BFS 2008 to be honest, reliable, friendly and have excellent workmanship.

Kind regards,

Joni Hullten, ARCO group

I attended a fire combo training and found instructor Mike Lindsay  to be extremely well informed , educational and hands on-

Susan Boyle, Auckland Council

Over the last few years Griffiths has contracted Building & Fire Services Ltd to handle most of our fire safety related activities. Mike has visited our clients’ sites and given us recommendations and more importantly solutions to enhance the fire safety of their property.

In our industry safety is paramount and I feel very confident we are in good hands. Mike and his team are incredibly professional and approachable at all times. I would strongly recommend Building & Fire Services Ltd.

His superior market knowledge and continuing work on my behalf has led me to keep using his services. He is courteous, professional, punctual and has great business acumen, and he always follows up with calls, texts, emails and/or faxes as required.

Yours Sincerely,

Trevor Griffiths, Director, Griffiths & Associates Ltd

In our industry we need to ensure that nothing is left to chance. The team have given us top notch service in conjunction with additional hands on training where necessary. My dealings with the crew have been straight forward, no fuss… job done. Would be delighted to recommend their services to all.

Wendy Ihaka, Operations Manager, NDSfuel Ltd, 

As the Top Energy Group Health and Safety Manager I am tasked with investigating and implementing training strategies for the Group. Recently the business identified the need for fire warden refresher training.

I was able to contact Building and Fire Services director Mike Lindsay and he was able to provide me with a cost effective program that would enhance the skills of the Top Energy fire wardens.

Top Energy staff were impressed and encouraged by the interactive approach taken by Mike and his easy teaching method to the refresher training. So much so that Building and Fire Services were requested to return and run another 2-refresher courses.

To Mike and the team at Building and Fire Services many thanks for a job well done.

Regards,

Mike Buchanan,
Health & Safety Manager, Safety First – Zero Harm
Top Energy Group

Old Library is one of Whangarei’s heritage buildings, housing the community art centre. Being an old building that has been converted from a library, we are constantly needing to upgrade facilities and alter aging aspects of the building, all the time bearing in mind the special nature of the heritage values.

Mike Lindsay, of Building & Fire Services, has been an core member of the design team, ensuring that safety aspects are fully integrated into all planning. Mike is personable, a great communicator and always ready and willing to offer sensible and meaningful advice.

I don’t think I am exaggerating when I write that, without Mike and Building & Fire Services, Old Library would not be where we are today, a central and thriving part of the Whangarei community.

Thanks Mike.

Laurence Berry, Executive Officer, Old Library Ltd.

Mike Lindsay Director of Building & Fire Services has been running our fire training at North Haven Hospice since the beginning of 2010. Building & Fire Services cater for all our fire training needs, Mike has also assisted in setting up and running our fire drills both at North Haven Hospice and at the Allsorts shop. Mike has generously provides this training for us free of charge. This year we also engaged Mike to specific fire training for those working in the Hospice shop.

Mike has been responsive to the specific needs of our service and I would recommend others to use his company.

Yours Sincerely

Samantha Boyd, Palliative Care education Facilitator, Whangarei, Kaipara and Mid North

SafeTrades North has been contracting the specialist services of Building & Fire Services for the past two years to provide a range of fire training to both our internal and external stakeholders.

We are extremely happy with the level of service, training and assessment Mike provides, this is supported by the feedback we receive from our stakeholders.

Working with Mike and his team is always a pleasure, they are committed to providing excellence in both the training that they supply and the level of service and care that they follow up with. We really value having Building & Fire Services working with us to meet the Health and Safety training needs of Northland.

Regards

Simone Rakena,
PROGRAMME LEADER: SAFETRADES, MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS
Future Trades, P: +64 (9) 470 3899, M: 027 244 6683

I have been working with Mike Lindsay at Building and Fire Services 2008 Ltd since 2008. I frequently refer my clients to him when they need fire extinguisher servicing and training for staff in the use of fire extinguishers.

Feedback from my clients indicates that Mike provides good quality, professional services at competitive rates. Mike is very knowledgeable in his field and takes a practical approach to his work.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike at Building and Fire Services to anyone requiring fire extinguisher servicing, training or a building warrant of fitness.

Mike Dalton, Northsafe, Health & Safety Management Specialists

National Consultants Limited has dealt with Building and Fire Services for a few years. We have sought specialist advice from Mike and found that the level of knowledge of specialist areas of fire safety compliment our own area of competence and skills. We have also provided services to, and through, BFS where they have asked for assistance. We consider this to be a great strength and a sign of a responsible and customer focused company. We would have no hesitation in recommending BFS and we hope to continue to build on our partnership in the coming years.

Alan Moule (National Consultants)

I have worked closely with Mike on the Approved Fire Excavation Schemes and Fire Marshal Training and can confirm that Building and Fire Services Ltd provide a very professional, friendly and rapid service. The project we engaged Mike and his team to provide involved bringing up-to-date our procedures and scheme for all our campus sites and assisting in briefing the changes to all staff.

I’m happy to confirm this personally if needed and can be contacted at the address below.

Ian Taylor, Safety Manager P: +64 (9) 4703881, M: 0277340026

I sincerely believe Mike’s style of sales and consulting and operation should be the mandate of all sales staff to be followed. His professional mature nature with a willingness to assist, is merely one positive attribute that separates him from others in the industry.

Jennifer Beck

We found Mike very pleasant, patient and helpful to work with, nothing was ever too much trouble. Mike always followed up and we never felt pressured.

Gary & Bev Brown

Your attention to detail and excellent customer service is a credit to you, but what keeps us coming back is your honesty. In your line of work you have to keep everyone happy and you do this by being yourself. You are open and upfront in your work. In all of our dealings with you we have always walked away totally satisfied that you have done your best for us.\

Zane & Carey-Ann Wood

I found your approach and manner easy to deal with and dealing with you was a pleasure. You went the extra distance and I really appreciate that.

Richard Parrish

‘Thank you, thank you, thank you’ for all your kindness, support and help. You made a very stressful situation so much easier for myself and the children. You are definitely No.1 in our eyes.

Karen Stephens

Very special thanks to Mike Lindsay for the considerate personal care and professionalism he provided. He is a credit to the industry with downright good manners and reliability, just the type of guy anyone would be please to do business with.

Warren Harrison

I am writing to tell you how impressed I am with your help, advice, I feel you are in the right profession and that you could go a long way in the business. I would be happy to do more business with you in the future.

Russell Redfern

I would like to highly commend Mike Lindsay for his outstanding effort. Mike’s exemplary work for us far outweighs that of any that I have ever worked with. The irony of my relationship with Mike is that I have never actually met him as we had transferred to Christchurch so the whole experience was done over the phone – what luck we had in finding such an honourable man to conduct our business on our behalf. It is people like Mike who raise the standards.

Trish Willis

On behalf of the Whangarei Heads Volunteer Surf Life Saving Patrol, I would like to thank you for your support in carrying out the six monthly fire extinguisher check and waiver of fees for this as a donation to the club.

For an organisation the relies entirely on donations to keep our operation running, every contribution that we receive means we can continue to provide an effective surf life saving service at Ocean Beach, Whangarei Heads. Your generosity will make a difference to the service we are able to provide, as it will allow is to use fund in other areas such as training our lifeguards in life saving first aid skills, which doesn’t just benefit beach users, it benefits all members of the community that these volunteers interact with.

We really appreciate your support as it helps us to continue to hold this important life saving role in the community.  Thank you so much.

Chris Palmer (Property Manager, Committee WHVSLSP)

Mike Lindsay and Building & Fire Services have provided fire training and fire extinguisher training for our staff for over five years both at the Hospice Tikipunga and the Hospice Shop. Mike has helped develop a self-learning package for fire training for our staff. Building & Fire Services have recently developed an online fire training e-learning package and offered it to North Haven Hospice free of charge. We have yet to use it – we are looking to see how it might work for us. Fire training is an important part of Health & Safety for our staff and patients and we really appreciate the support that we receive from Building & Fire Services.

Shirley Ruka (Finance & Administration Manager – North Haven Hospice)

As a current client of Building & Fire Services, Sport Northland is pleased to be able to extend the relationship to partnering with them in the ‘Fire Safety 100 Challenge’. As a not-for-profit organisation, it is fantastic to be a recipient of the complimentary on-line Fire Safety and Emergency Warden training, which will ensure that our people are kept up-to-date with fire training for the benefit of both our buildings and vehicles. On behalf of Sport Northland, a big thanks to Building and Fire Services for developing this fantastic initiative.

Brent Eastwood (Chief Executive – Sport Northland)

Just a quick note to say thanks to Building and Fire Services for all your help with training, servicing (and replacing) gear and for managing us through the fire drill yesterday. Mike was a total pro and made it all clear and easy for us.

The extra people we can get into the space with the new fire plan will make a big difference to the the number of ticket sales which in turn will help to keep ONEONESIX going. We don’t get any funding at the moment so support from local businesses like Building and Fire Services is really important.

Matt Keene (Company of Giants)

On behalf of the Kamo Soccer Board, I would most sincerely thank Mike for the generous offer to cancel all invoices for the clubrooms and training hub. This Sponsorship will help the club with it’s cash flows and enable the club to channel more funds into Youth Football at the Club.
Many thanks.

Chas Flower (Chairman to the Kamo Soccer Board)

As an Early Childhood Centre we expect our Fire Safety procedures to always be up to date and effective for our centre and the safety of our children and staff.

For many years Mike and his team at Building & Fire Services Ltd have been contracted to our centre for all our Fire Safety and building safety needs.

Any questions we have they answer quickly and professionally and they come early mornings for our fire alarm checks which suit us due to how many children we have attend and are always respectful and polite

Sonya Costello (Centre Manager – Christopher and Robin Early Childhood Centre)

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review your online Childcare Emergency Warden Course. I found the ECE modules easy to use with clear instructions on what to do, and where to go next. Having the short videos throughout helped break up each section. Overall I found the experience well thought out, concise and very informative. The knowledge quiz was straight forward and it was great to see the added options of, get tip, check answers or watch video. I would recommend Building & Fire Services, Childcare Warden training Courses to all wardens appointed in ECE centres, Primary and High Schools.

Melanie Dalgleish (Batchelor of Education – Primary)

Mike’s knowledge and engagement with our Active Attitude Holiday Programme children was fantastic. The presentation was set at a level where all of the children could understand. Our Holiday programme children loved being able to sit on the fire truck and learn about all the different parts. A fantastic one-hour session where all children came away with a sound understanding of fire safety. We look forward to having Building and Fire Services visit us again for future holiday programmes.

Grace Houghton (Active Attitude – Whangarei)

 

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