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20 October 2020

BAFE HAS announced the launch of its SP207 Scheme for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Evacuation Alert Systems. The SP207 Scheme is designed to support BS 8629 (Evacuation Alert Systems for Use by Fire and Rescue Services in Buildings Containing Flats).

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20 October 2020

OZGUR CEVIR, the owner and operator of the Bolsover Express takeaway outlet on Market Place in Bolsover, has been fined a total of £5,000 (4 x £1,250), ordered to pay costs of £15,373.95 and also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £500. Cevir was sentenced at Derby Crown Court when he pleaded guilty to four breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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20 October 2020

THE FOURTEENTH episode of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast is now available to download or stream for free. On this edition we interview Colin Todd MBE (managing director at C. S. Todd & Associates Ltd) as well as Mark Whiteley (UK and Ireland sales manager at asecos Limited), while – as a timely follow-up to Fire Door Safety Week 2020 – Warren Spencer focuses on the legalities involved with fire doors.

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20 October 2020

THE FIRE Brigades Union (FBU) has joined the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in calling on the Government to reverse its decision to scrap funding for a lifelong learning programme that allows retiring and injured firefighters alike to expand their skills and employment prospects.

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19 October 2020

ACCORDING TO a recent YouGov poll, the public perception of security officers when it comes to the latter being seen as playing an essential role in the UK, both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is ranked only slightly ahead of traffic wardens.

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19 October 2020

BAFE HAS issued a fulsome response to the Government’s consultation (which ran from 20 July-12 October) seeking views on proposals to embolden the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, implement Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommendations and strengthen the regulatory framework for how building control bodies consult with Fire and Rescue Authorities.

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16 October 2020

THE INFORMATION Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined British Airways £20 million for the latter’s failure to protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 of its customers.

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16 October 2020

RICHARD STONES OBE CSyP FSyI, the co-founder and director of CPTED-UK Ltd, has been appointed as an expert advisor to the High Street Task Force. This appointment recognises security as a key element in the future redevelopment of urban public spaces across the UK.

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16 October 2020

THE INSTITUTE of Risk Management (IRM) has been granted supporting training provider status by the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers to deliver the professional qualification element for the Modern Apprenticeships in Risk and Compliance. Apprenticeships must last for at least 12 months, but can last for up to five years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.

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16 October 2020

RECOGNISING THE outstanding contributions of industry professionals in dealing with all areas of economic crime, the Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) are designed to showcase the tremendous efforts of the very best organisations, teams, individuals and initiatives and acknowledges their considerable crime-fighting achievements.

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