Upcoming Event: ‘Planning Today for a Secure Tomorrow’

In July this year, Steve Quartermain CBE, the Chief Planning Officer, wrote to all local planning authorities reminding them of the important role the planning system plays in ensuring appropriate measures are in place in relation to counter terrorism and crime prevention. Crime prevention has been a material consideration in the planning system for many … Continue reading “Upcoming Event: ‘Planning Today for a Secure Tomorrow’”

SABRE registered assessors and professionals

Over the past few weeks, BRE Global have been training the first groups of individuals seeking to become SABRE Registered Assessors. A SABRE Registered Assessor understands the process and technical issues covered by the SABRE scheme. Their role is to interpret the requirements of each issue in relation to a scheme, communicate these requirements to their client and liaise with the project … Continue reading “SABRE registered assessors and professionals”

The role of planning in delivering a safe and secure built environment

Steve Quartermain CBE, Chief Planning Officer for England has this month reminded Planning Authorities of the important role of planning in delivering a safe and secure built environment. The letter recommends pre-application discussions between planning officers and security advisors to ensure a shared understanding of the level of risk and the sort of measures available … Continue reading “The role of planning in delivering a safe and secure built environment”

Property & Business Interruption Insurance – Get recognised for good practice

Property protection insurance is not a legal necessity but without it a building owner will have to pay for any damage their property suffers. In addition, a business may lose income and might even face third party compensation claims related to property damage or injury through negligence. So insurance can be a wise investment, particularly … Continue reading “Property & Business Interruption Insurance – Get recognised for good practice”

Special Event (Limited Availability): Securing Buildings and Infrastructure

Are you involved in the design and construction of new buildings and infrastructure? How do you address your clients’ security needs? Have you followed the right process and have you identified appropriate solutions that offer value for money? Over the coming months, BRE will be partnering with leading security engineering practices to run a series … Continue reading “Special Event (Limited Availability): Securing Buildings and Infrastructure”

Security Glazing: is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

The BRE Trust-funded research project ‘Security glazing: is it all that it’s cracked up to be?’ followed a spate of ‘smash-and-grab’ attacks to steal expensive goods such as jewellery and designer clothing from window displays. These attacks showed that in some cases glazing offers the least resistance to forced entry in situations where criminals are … Continue reading “Security Glazing: is it all that it’s cracked up to be?”

Learn more about BRE Global’s new security certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure

SABRE Essentials is a series of publications aimed at breaking down the technical requirements of SABRE – BRE Global’s new security assessment and certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure – into bite-size portions, helping users of the scheme to better understand its component parts and identifying the benefits that certification offers to a wide … Continue reading “Learn more about BRE Global’s new security certification scheme for buildings and built infrastructure”