Higher learning


Reports that College Building at London's City University, is still being refurbished after being devastated by a fire in May 2001. Looks at how the disaster has forced the university to re-examine its safety and security procedures. Notes that improved training for security staff, new ways of dealing with the emergency services and review of data management are all being considered in an attempt to mitigate the impact of possible future disasters, as is the adoption of the common US university practice of training fire marshals to inspect rooms. Points to the need for a corporate business continuity plan to help recovery from major events such as fires.

Primary Author(s): Gilbey R

Source: Fire Prev., Fire Engrs J., March 2002, 25-27.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103276 Abs 20020408

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