Fire safety boosted at specialised SEN school in London

SOCOTEC UK's Fire Engineering division provides fire consultancy services for the construction of a specialised SEN School in Southwark. Read More

Building Security Assessment Scheme relaunched in collaboration with NSI

The City of London Crime Prevention Association has relaunched the Building Security Assessment Scheme in collaboration with the National Security Inspectorate. Read More

Camden Council completes remediation work via Building Safety Fund

Camden Council has invested £7 million, using funding available from the Government’s Building Safety Fund, to replace dangerous cladding. Read More

London council issues £480k fine for landlord after fire and safety housing risk

A landlord and his company has been fined a total of £480,000 by Kensington and Chelsea council for fire safety risks, in Hyde Park Gate. Read More

Is Wembley ready to host Euro 2028? The security lessons learned for stadia from the Casey Report

Exploring the technical security learnings from the Casey Report into the events of Euro 2020 at Wembley where 2,000 fans gained forced entry. Read More

Fire breaks out at 24-storey block of flats in Shadwell, East London

A fire at a block of flats in Shadwell, East London broke out on Wednesday (20 September) early afternoon in a 24-storey block of flats. Read More

Historic Harold Pinter Theatre gets wireless fire protection upgrade

A London Victoria theatre, the Harold Pinter Theatre, gets upgraded with a fire system including over 100 wireless devices from Apollo’s REACH range. Read More

People’s behaviour in terrorist attacks and implications of control room response

Taking account of human behaviour and reactions is critical when designing control room responses to terrorist attacks, Dr Aoife Hunt told delegates at the Crisis Management in Tall and Complex Buildings conference, held alongside IFSEC in May this year. Ron Alalouff reports. Read More

Camden HMO fined £49,000 for fire safety failures

A management company in Camden running a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has been prosecuted and fined for fire safety safety failures. Read More

£500k fine for Camden Council after failing to address fire defects which led to “unnecessary death”

Camden Council pleaded guilty to two fire safety offences and was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to pay a fine of £500,000. Read More

Barriers and benefits to public-private sector collaboration: The City Security Council

What are the barriers and benefits of public-private sector collaboration in the security industry? The City Security Council reveals all. Read More

London mayor presses ahead to mandate second staircases for new buildings over 30 metres

New measures for planning applications in the Greater London Authority area will require new buildings over 30m to have second staircases. Read More

Compartmentation failings in residential blocks built in 2017 as council faces up to £20m in remediation costs

A local council may be facing millions in fire safety remedial costs for relatively new apartment blocks, as Ron Alalouff reports. Read More

Skills for Security opens new training centre in North London

Skills for Security continues its national expansion by opening a major new training centre in North London. Read More

Tenants left at “risk of serious detriment” because of fire safety failings in South London

Greenwich council in south London left its tenants at serious risk because of fire safety failings, the Regulator of Social Housing has said. Read More

Islington Council moves to Comelit-PAC’s cloud for its residential developments

Islington Council works with Comelit-PAC for a cloud based door entry solution managing access control to communal residential developments. Read More


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