Diversity & Inclusivity

The IFE welcomes Hayley Burgess as first female International President

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has appointed its first female International President (IP), Hayley Burgess, in its 105-year history. Read More

‘Companies within security must adopt policies that encourage diversity and inclusion’: In conversation with Sarah Cork

Sarah Cork speaks to IFSEC Insider about being part of the security community and the importance of diversity to the sector's future. Read More

The Future of Fire – Inaugural Women Talking Fire Conference to run in November

Tickets are now available for the inaugural Women Talking Fire Technical Conference, taking place in Leeds on 16 November 2023. Read More

The realities of hiring people with convictions

Hiring people with previous criminal convictions can be beneficial to businesses, ex-offenders and society as a whole, reveals a new guide. Read More

High court judgement appears to confirm Government decision to not implement PEEP recommendations

A High Court judgement appears to have confirmed the Government will not be mandating Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). Read More

“Assumptive language can create a pressurised environment for the LGBTQ+ community” – In conversation with Gavin Wilson

An interview with The Keyholding Company's and Rainbow Group's Co-Chair Gavin Wilson about inclusive language, Pride & culture in security. Read More

Women Talking Fire: “We’re missing out on valuable insight if we don’t have different perspectives”

Catching up with Fire Engineer, Andrea White, who is also founder of the women’s networking group, Women Talking Fire. Read More

“I’ve spent three years fighting for the right to escape from a burning building” – What’s next for PEEPs?

At this year’s FIREX, attendees heard what PEEPs bad practice and good practice looks like in reality - and where next for the debate? Read More

‘The fire service must enforce existing law’: Elspeth Grant on Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans

‘Fire Safety Order already says that everyone must be able to evacuate the building’ says PEEPs expert, Elspeth Grant. Read More

Awareness event shines spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls and Domestic Abuse – “One in six victims of unwanted sexual behaviour”

Andrea Berkoff reports from an awareness event highlighting the issue of violence against women and girls and domestic abuse. Read More

‘I was seen as a secretary, not a salesperson’ – Eddie Reynolds on increasing diversity in security and attracting the next generation

Eddie Reynolds explains her drive to increase gender and ethnic diversity in the security sector and promote it to the next generation. Read More

Securitas UK appoints Satia Rai as Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Satia Rai has been appointed as Securitas UK's new Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Read More

A female perspective on recruitment, retention and progression in the fire industry – Competing for a limited resource pool of talent

Why embracing genuine diverse, inclusive and equitable principles in talent recruitment and retention is key to success in the fire sector. Read More

WATCH: Is there a lack of ethnic and cultural diversity in leadership in security & safety?

Where do challenges remain, what are the solutions and what are the benefits to a more ethnically and culturally diverse workforce? Join us for a panel discussion on 8 March. Read More

International Women’s Day: Female leaders in security & fire speak out in support of gender equality

Female leaders in security and fire safety share their thoughts on International Women's Day and achieving gender equality in the sector. Read More

“If you can validate WHY you’re implementing security measures, it’s much easier to get buy-in” – In conversation with the Security Institute’s new CE Angela Vernon-Lawson

Read our exclusive interview with Security Institute's Chief Executive Angela Vernon-Lawson. Read More


State of Physical Access Trend Report 2024

Lithium-Ion batteries. A guide to the fire risk that isn’t going away but can be managed

Whitepaper: Enhancing security, resilience and efficiency across a range of industries

Whitepaper: Multi-residential access management – The move to digital

2024 trends in physical security and critical communications

The Video Surveillance Report 2023

How cloud-based video surveillance can enable improved security for housing associations

EBOOK: Lessons from FIREX 2023 – Emerging challenges in fire safety