Danny Pointon
Glasgow Office:
Dundas Court, 38-40 New City Road, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, G4 9JT
Tel: 0141 331 1824
Email: danny.pointon@burgoynes.com
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
MA (Cantab) Natural Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) - Cambridge University
CPhys Chartered Physicist
MInstP Member Institute of Physics
MIFireE Member Institution of Fire Engineers



Danny received a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, after specialising in Physics, and in particular, solid state materials and thermodynamics. During this period he also performed original research work on impact ballistics and high speed material failures. This work was funded by both military and commercial end-products users.

After a brief period of teaching physics at Dulwich College, London, Daniel joined Burgoynes in 1991.  He worked in the Singapore office from 1993 until 1996 before transferring to the Glasgow office and he became a Partner in 2001. 

Since joining Burgoynes he has been involved in the investigation of incidents worldwide. On land, he has investigated losses arising from fires, explosions, water leaks, chemical spillages, mechanical failures, road traffic accidents and burglary, and he has given evidence in Civil, Criminal, and Coroner's Courts both in the UK, and in Singapore. He has lectured to the UK Institution of Fire Engineers, and at the University of Dundee Fire Investigation Course on fire investigation techniques, with special reference to electrical causes of fire. He has also lectured on fire investigation techniques to various Police Forces and Fire Brigades within the UK.

Danny has been involved in numerous marine cases. These have included the investigation of fires and explosions in machinery spaces, accommodation areas and cargo tanks and holds and has involved vessels at sea, and in dockyards. Advice has also been given to Owners, P&I Clubs and Salvors on the likely outcome of salvage incidents, for the purposes of arbitration. Danny has, in addition, provided advice and supervision during the extinguishment and control of fires in cargoes including direct reduced iron (DRI), coal, fishmeal and mixed hazardous cargoes. Advice has been provided on the causes of cargo contamination in materials including various liquid and solid foodstuffs, timber cargoes and cement.

Danny has also provided technical advice regarding the causes of various asphyxiation cases within cargo tanks and other confined spaces.

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