Opinion/comment


SCS Director discusses the importance of smoke control system maintenance

Allan Meek discusses the importance of smoke control maintenance and why it should only be done by industry professionals. Read More

The importance of ongoing training for security officers, operatives and workers

The Working the Doors team uncovers a significant lack of training for security officers and explains why this needs to be overcome. Read More

Fire industry responds to the Building Safety Bill

We round up the opinions and comments from several leading industry bodies and stakeholders on the Building Safety Bill. Read More

Wembley Stadium Euros chaos: Could facial recognition have been used to improve security and prevent disorder?

How automated facial recognition and biometrics could have been used to mitigate against breaches in the security measures. Read More

“Updated EWS guidance is welcome, but it doesn’t solve the problem”

More defined EWS1 guidance led by long-term strategies and clear parameters is required to really affect change, Mike Fox argues. Read More

Looking beyond the pandemic – “An opportunity for fire and security engineers”

Why Jamie Allam of Amthal Fire & Security believes the pandemic offers an opportunity for the fire and security engineering sector. Read More

Modern methods of construction and the importance of a systematic approach to fire safety

Ian King explores the benefits of modern methods of construction and why a competent, holistic approach to fire protection is required. Read More

Tech and collaboration finally giving Chief Security Officers a ‘seat at the table’

Daniel Eborall offers a perspective on why security professionals are finally recognised as a key component of the organisational structure. Read More

The Fire Safety Act: Potential pitfalls and how the fire industry can overcome them

An in-depth look at the Fire Safety Act 2021, potential pitfalls and solutions with new requirements on fire risk assessments. Read More

Four years on from Grenfell: Where next for fire safety in tall buildings?

Gerry Dunphy, Event Director at FIREX International, offers a perspective on the impact the disaster has had on the fire safety sector since. Read More

Building Safety Managers – the future for compliance?

Why defining the future role of Building Safety Managers is imperative to improve the standards of building management. Read More

Why the UK should adopt a converged security approach to improving resilience

James Willison provides an overview of his published response to how the UK can become more resilient to extreme risks and emergencies. Read More

Martyn’s Law and what it means for the UK private security sector

Harry Fry, Intelligence Analyst, Mitie, explains what the Protect Duty might mean for the private security industry. Read More

“The loss of a school can be avoided with a sprinkler system” – Jonathan O’Neill responds to new proposals for schools

Jonathan O’Neill offers his thoughts on the recently published proposals regarding fire safety in schools. Read More

Security workers and the law: Who protects the protectors?

Steve Johnson uncovers the lack of protection in place to prevent violence against security professionals – despite the challenges they face. Read More

The road to Grenfell: A disaster they knew would happen

Mike Fox explains his belief that the tragic events of Grenfell Tower were an inevitable consequence of a damaged industry culture. Read More



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