Online CPD presentation on benefits of automatic fire sprinklers created by BSA

A new online Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified presentation that looks at the benefits of automatic fire sprinklers has been created by the Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA). ‘Property Protection and Business Resilience: Automatic Sprinklers – Background and Benefits’ is a 25-minute long video that provides viewers with an awareness of the beneficial impact that incorporating sprinklers can have and how they can add value to building design.

The video addresses how sprinklers work, typical myths and misconceptions, cost and regulations and also looks at the impact of fire on businesses and how sprinklers can aid the design process.

Suitable for anyone involved in the procurement, design and construction of a building including developers, contractors, surveyors, architects and consultants, as well as fire safety and Health and Safety-focused professionals, the video includes a specific chapter looking at design considerations for office applications include worked examples showing cost implications.

“Automatic sprinklers offer a proven way of protecting property as well as providing life safety,” commented Iain Cox, chairman of the BSA. “However, there are many myths and misconceptions about their operation and effectiveness as well as cost. This presentation addresses these misconceptions, while at the same time providing practical design guidance to help specifiers, contractors, engineers and managers understand how sprinklers can add value to their next project.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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