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Editor William Roszczyk

Production Editor Jan Wassall

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

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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



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