Fire prevention and business continuity at Cambridge University: Gerry Dacey of the University of Cambridge gives an account of the work being done by the institution on improving standards of resilience.(Risk Management)

THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE has always adopted a forward-thinking approach to fire prevention and business continuity. New legislation affecting fire safety, notably the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, which became law in October 2006, highlights the need for risk assessments and to advise attending fire crews of hazardous materials or structures. Yet prior to this date, the university had been working on progressive fire prevention policies and improved standards of resilience.

In early 2004, the university initiated a comprehensive review of procedures to deal with emergencies which have the potential to endanger life or disrupt the core activities of teaching and academic research. …

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