While there was initial resistance to the regulation, the SSPM was a success. New developments such as Al Maryah Central Mall, Warner Brothers Theme Park and the Founder’s Memorial found different and innovative solutions to satisfy the security requirements, including hostile vehicle mitigation and anti-incursion measures to delay terrorist attack or armed robbery.
A Security Needs Assessment is a relatively quick, flexible and affordable mechanism to gain a credit point towards your BREEAM rating and can also be used to satisfy some of the more straight forward security related planning conditions within your planning application.
BB7 are a trusted independent advisory firm that manages risk through the provision of strategic advice and innovative design, construction and management solutions. We specialise in fire and security to help our clients protect people, prosperity and our planet.
We are delighted to announce that BGF now backs BB7 and our vision to become the leading fire and security advisory firm. The investment will accelerate our growth. We will also increase the depth and breadth of risk and resilience advisory services we offer our clients.
Fire Strategies can sometimes fail to afford the attention to management that management deserves! The risk posed by the threat of fire, to people, property, mission continuity and the environment is often governed more by the quality of management within a premises than the level of fire protection, and thus Management must be considered as of equal importance to fire protection measures.
In the last few months, there have been a number of exciting developments here at BB7. This summer we are delighted to announce that BB7 is opening an office in Belfast, led by Ray Quinn. Ray joins the BB7 team with a wealth of experience in fire engineering.
Ben Bradford dispels a common myth relating to our interpretation of the term ‘significant findings’. George Orwell said “Myths which are believed in tend to become true”. If George Orwell was right this article should dispel one common myth in fire safety, and reduce the number of fire safety practitioners who believe it to be true. The common myth relates to our interpretation of the term ‘Significant findings’ as applied to fire risk assessments.
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?