SABRE is a security assessment and certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure assets. SABRE is the only global security risk management standard for the built environment. SABRE has been developed by the team at BRE that introduced BREEAM for sustainability. There is a common approach to setting an appropriate design rating and credits points are scored in a similar way through satisfying a range of criteria.
The relationship between fire and security is often marred by talk of conflict. Is this conflict due to incompatibility, or more to do with a lack of understanding between these new companions? Both disciplines are in their infancy and the early stages of any relationship is often fragile, yet these two disciplines are maturing.
Publicly available information informs us that around a third of all of the London Fire Brigade’s calls are to a false alarm. In 2012/13 the Brigade attended over 39,000 calls to a false alarm with 26 sites calling the Brigade out over 50 times. Jim Swift asks - can you be sure that your evacuation is one-way traffic?