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30 November 2020

IN THE incident statistics bulletin for England recently published by the Home Office, it’s documented that, for the year ending June 2020, Fire and Rescue Services attended 231,510 false fire alarms. This represents a 1% increase one the previous year (229,961), a 7% uptick compared with five years ago (215,857) and a 19% decrease when compared with ten years ago (285,368).

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30 November 2020

A NEW employability programme is being launched by the EY Foundation and The Security Institute with widespread support from across the sector – including from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – to help break down barriers to employment for less advantaged young people wanting to begin a career within the security sector.

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30 November 2020

COUNTER-TERRORISM Policing has warned that a rise in the number of boys and young men becoming interested in violent extremism without a clear ideology, on top of low levels of community reporting, highlight the need for friends and families to act early on any signs of radicalisation.

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30 November 2020

THE MANAGING director of a construction business has received a suspended sentence after an employee suffered severe burns on a building site in Swynecombe, Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

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30 November 2020

THE HOUSING, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Select Committee in Parliament has stated that the Government “must improve on the detail” if it’s to demonstrate that the new building safety proposals enshrined within the Building Safety Bill will drive much needed reform in the sector.

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30 November 2020

BAFE AND the British Standards Institution (BSI) have announced that the first registration and third party certification has been achieved for the new SP105 Service and Maintenance of Dry and Wet Riser/Falling Installations Scheme. This is a crucial service for high-rise buildings and the tall buildings environment in general to ensure that risers remain effective in the event of an emergency situation.

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30 November 2020

THE SIXTEENTH edition of the Fire Safety Matters Podcast is now available to download or stream for free. On this episode we interview Wayne Woodland FSI Dip (pre-construction director) and Matthew Flower (regeneration director) from Miller Knight and also Peter Jones (CEO at the Nineteen Group).

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30 November 2020

THE FIRE Sector Federation has published an approved Code of Practice that places third party accreditation and professional body membership at the very heart of a national framework focused on fire risk assessor competency.

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30 November 2020

THE FIRE Industry Association (FIA) has unveiled details of its participation as a founding member in a new, industry-wide initiative that’s specifically designed to attract and develop a new generation of fire protection engineers.

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30 November 2020

LEGISLATIVE CHANGES to Approved Document B covering fire safety-related matters within and around buildings came into force on Thursday 26 November and, although welcomed by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the organisation is questioning whether or not the measures imposed actually go far enough.

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