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Fire & Risk Management London Road, Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire GL56 0RH +44 (0)1608 812 532 www.frmjournal.com


Editor William Roszczyk wroszczyk@thefpa.co.uk


Production Editor Jan Wassall


jwassall@thefpa.co.uk advertising@thefpa.co.uk


Managing Director Jonathan O’Neill OBE


RISCAuthority Director Dr Jim Glockling


Advertising Jamie Wyatt


Foreword W


EditorWilliam Roszczykintroduces this month’s edition


ELCOME TO the February 2019 issue of F&RM, which focuses on facilities, namely facilities management, healthcare premises and mixed use facilities.


Managing any building, let alone facility, poses myriad


challenges, and one of the primary elements is fire safety. Since Grenfell, as with so many other elements of construction and building management, this can only have become more challenging, and our series of features look at this through the prism of not only facilities management, but also healthcare premises and mixed use facilities. We begin with a couple of articles from Alan Field of


ISSN 1757-1324


The views expressed in articles by outside contributors are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Fire Protection Association. Claims made for products and services in news items, articles or adverts do not imply endorsement by The Fire Protection Association. No responsibility is accepted for such views or claims.


Want to write for us?


Articles can cover aspects related to fire, business and resilience planning, protection of lives and buildings, or insurance.


Our minimum word count is 1,500 words – we also require a two to three sentence author bio and print quality author headshot, for our contributors’ page, and high resolution images to support your piece. We do not run overt advertorial – the best way to proceed is to explain general principles or technologies in the context of fire and other risks, with mention of relevant products in a case study.


If you’d like to write for F&RM, please contact us at frm@thefpa.co.uk


Highdown Management Services, which both look at facilities management and fi re safety as an element of that. The fi rst studies the routine checks and procedures that should be undertaken by those responsible for fi re safety, irrespective of future policy changes; the second covers key points relating to how complicated, potentially deadly mixtures of responsibilities can make site fi re safety complex. Next, on healthcare premises, BRE’s Nigel Firkins explains


new guidance produced on personal protection systems technology used in vulnerable people’s homes across England and Wales. Finally, Catherine Levin examines the inquiry into the second fi re to devastate the Glasgow School of Art, and how as a mixed use premises it brought construction site fi res into sharp relief. Two current affairs articles this issue come from myself and


production editor Jan Wassall, each covering a separate FPA seminar held for industry delegates. I cover the Hackitt seminar hosted in early December, which followed up on the fi rst such Hackitt event held by the FPA and outlined the latest developments. A third seminar at the end of February will address the government’s decision to implement all of Dame Judith’s recommendations – see our member update for more information on attending this event. Jan’s article meanwhile reports on the modern methods of construction session held during the latter part of 2018, including its coverage of the challenges that link between construction and fire safety sectors. A quick note: we had intended to have our readership


survey sent out with the previous issue, but a printing error meant that you are getting it with this magazine instead! As I said last month, please let us know what you think about the magazine, as your feedback is very important for us as we move forward past one year since rebranding. Make sure you send back your completed survey for the chance to win an Amazon Echo! Our March issue will focus on suppression, including sprinklers and watermist, cooling and heating and smoke ventilation. If you’d like to contribute an article to that issue or a future edition, please get in touch with me at wroszczyk@thefpa.co.uk


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