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Clock starts ticking on GDPR compliance

One year to go The rights of EU citizens over how their personal data is used will be strengthened when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect one year from now. The consequences of non-compliance demand companies that collect, store or process personal data overhaul their data strategies. Companies and organisations need to be fully aware of the regulation and its implications, as non-compliance can lead to significant fines.

The European Commission is implementing GDPR, but the implications go beyond the borders of the EU, as they do apply to some companies outside of the zone. Many UK businesses are underprepared for the GDPR, which is cause for concern. An organisation is only exempt if it categorically does not collect or process any personal data drawn from the European market, offers goods or services nor tracks or creates profiles of European citizens. In addition, GDPR expands liability beyond the current directive to include data processors as well as data controllers. The key things the GDPR does include increasing the individual s expectation of data privacy and an organisation s obligation to follow established cybersecurity practices. Fines Any violation of GDPR, such as poor data security leading to public exposure of sensitive personal information, could result in a fine in the millions or even billions of dollars depending on the size of the organisation and its income. GDPR also imposes detailed and demanding breach notification requirements. Companies that need to comply in America that are accustomed to US state data breach reporting may need to adjust their breach notification policies and procedures. The regulation also requires many organisations to appoint a data protection officer (DPO), if core activities, as either a data controller or data processor, involve regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale.

According to Dr Jamie Graves, CEO at ZoneFox, the GDPR is a game changer in every way, from bolstered rights for individuals through to a daunting new fine structure designed to hit companies exactly where it hurts their bottom line. It is the sort of overhaul that gives even the most seasoned executive team sleepless nights, due to its complexity and how it touches on every aspect of their business. The starting gun has officially been fired and one thing is for sure: from day one, the EU will not be accepting excuses. They believe organisations have had more than enough time to prepare. Those companies that haven t started to unravel what GDPR means for them need to get proactive. GDPR is all about data. It is imperative that organisations have a full, 360-degree view of data entering, leaving and being stored within their business. This visibility can then be used as a foundation to assess and restructure processes in order to ensure compliance, advises Graves. Though complicated, GDPR also presents companies with an opportunity.

With data breaches becoming increasingly common and personal, by being compliant companies can demonstrate their commitment to data security and privacy. After all it s not just money companies have to lose their reputations are also on the line, he says. Visit Europe s only large-scale security event in 2017 Taking place in London, 20 22 June 2017, IFSEC International gives you exclusive hands-on access to over 10,000 security solutions, live product demonstrations, and networking with over 27,000 security professionals.

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IFSEC International 2017 introduces exclusive on-site discounts programme

IFSEC Discounts IFSEC is introducing a GroupOn-style programme of exclusive discounts to give security professionals another reason to visit Europe s largest annual security trade show. CSL, Vanderbilt and Anglia Tool Centre are among the many exhibitors that have signed up to the IFSEC Discounts scheme, which gives visitors who pay nothing to get into the show discounts and incentives they will simply not be able to get anywhere but London ExCeL between 20-22 June 2017, when the show is held. Installers, integrators, technology buyers and other security professionals can benefit from a plethora of special offers on products and services spanning CCTV, access control, intruder alarms and more.

Gerry Dunphy, IFSEC brand director, said: IFSEC Discounts is a brand-new reason for customers to visit IFSEC this year with so many exhibitors now using the show to provide exclusive offers and discounts from their stands. The range is huge: everything from power tools delivered by Anglia Tools plus a wide range of solutions such as HD CCTV systems, Smart Wireless DIY Security and Biometric Access Control Solutions from Y3K. IFSEC visitor customers can download the current range of IFSEC Discounts and we recommend keeping an eye out for more as we get closer to the opening day. The discounts programme is one of a raft of new features and benefits debuting at the 2017 edition. Other exciting additions include Borders & Infrastructure Expo, Installer World and Professor Brian Cox OBE being the headline keynote speaker. IFSEC International 2017 takes place between 20-22 June at London ExCeL. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Visit IFSEC International for exclusive access to every security product on the market, live product demonstrations and networking with thousands of security professionals. From access control and video surveillance to smart buildings, cyber, border control and so much more.

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London 2012, the ATP Tour and the Kings of Leon incident: Fire safety at the O2 Arena

Paul Andrews, project manager at AEG Europe, has played a major role in the fire safety operation at the O2 Arena in London. Below he gives a detailed account of the fire protection/safety systems and fire-engineered strategy at the erstwhile Millennium Dome, including measures implemented for concerts, the 2012 Olympic Games and the ATP tennis tour. IFSEC Global: Hi, Paul.

Please tell us a bit about your role at the O2 Paul Andrews: I ve been working at The O2 since its opening in 2007. For the first four years I worked in the in the building services team. My job was to maintain the fire alarm system and coordinate the maintenance of the other fire protection systems across the venue. Unfortunately the venue had a serious fire incident in December of 2010. The Kings of Leon were due to play a number of concerts, but on the first morning, whilst the production team were loading-in the stage, a tour bus caught fire in the arena s service yard. The fire was extinguished by the London Fire Brigade. Their swift actions, coupled with the efforts on the in-house teams, meant that the incident only lasted for a matter of hours on that fateful day. Essentially the band still could have played that night, but the mutual decision was for the show not to take place. Off of the back of that and due to other restructuring taking place, the business created an enhanced role in the health and safety team, the role of fire safety manager, and since 2011 I ve been in that role for AEG.

Both the building services and health and safety teams are part of the facilities department. The O2 concourse (photo: Liam Daly under CC 2.0) CW: What was the thinking behind this restructuring? PA: I don t know how well you know the changes in fire legislation over the last 10 years but, basically, in 2005 there was a change in UK fire legislation. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) was created and enforced in 2006. For premises like The O 2, prior to 2006 the London Fire Brigade would carry out an annual audit and issue a fire certificate to say everything s OK . With the introduction of the new legislation this responsibility was placed back on the businesses and the employees (competent people) who work at the premises. The implementation of the new legislation roughly coincided with the opening The O2. IG: It s quite an unusual structure you have to protect PA: The building formerly the Millennium Dome initially opened in 2000 for the Millennium Experience. It was only open for a year to celebrate the coming of the third millennium, but even today there are lots of bits about the building, infrastructure-wise, that we ve inherited from the legacy of The Dome .

The building sits on the Greenwich Peninsula at the edge of South East London. Its western edge is passed by the Prime Meridian, which is the birthplace of time. The O2 has 12 iconic yellow support masts that jut out from the fabric to represent the 12 months of the year and the 12 hours on a clock face The building is constructed out of tensioned fabric over a skeleton of steel. Of the many large domes worldwide which share this construction scheme, the Millennium Dome is one of the largest. Symbolism was key to the design of the dome and there are many symbolic pieces of the structure. It has 12 iconic yellow support masts that jut out from the fabric that represent the 12 months of the year and the 12 hours on a clock face. This is an attempt to pay homage to the role of Greenwich mean time and the prime meridian. The circular dome shape also has a diameter of 365 metres to represent the days of the year. The centre of the dome is a full 52 metres tall to represent the 52 weeks in each year.

Prince s 2007 performance at the O2 IG: Can you give us an overview of fire safety tech and procedures in what is such an unusual building? PA: From a fire safety point of view, due to the bespoke design and construction, compliance with normal building regulations wasn t exactly possible. So we have what s known as a fire-engineered strategy. It s a unique combination of comprehensive fire protection and detection systems, plus a strict set of fire safety management rules that have to be adhered to. The venue has a number of perspex shutters that raise automatically when the fire alarm goes off and essentially they re our final fire exits The biggest challenge in terms of fire is because we are an enclosed environment, if we were to have a fire, how do we vent the smoke from The O2? One of the legacy items from the dome design is right on top of the roof. We have a number of smoke vents which open when the fire alarm is activated to assist with smoke ventilation. In each one of the structural yellow support masts there s a large smoke extract fan. These systems assist with the problem of venting the smoke out of the space if there is an incident.

Around the perimeter of the building we also have some unique assets from the history of the dome. The venue has a number of perspex shutters that raise automatically when the fire alarm goes off and essentially they re our final fire exits. So they re just some of the main quirky things that we ve inherited from the old design of the Millennium Dome and that we have to maintain even now almost 20 years later. Inside the arena we ve got pretty much the full complement of fire safety arrangements: a comprehensive, networked fire alarm system throughout the whole venue with a PAVA, audible warning system. There are certain areas of the fire alarm system where we ve got an aspirating type of smoke detection, called VESDAs very early smoke detection apparatus. That includes inside the auditorium itself at high level. We ve got a couple of areas inside the arena that have sprinkler coverage. One of those areas is the loading bay where we had the fire; the second area is the American Express invites lounge. All kitchen canopies at the venue incorporate a UV filtration system, which use UVC rays to break down grease particles in extracted cooking smoke/air Around the perimeter of The O2 Arena is The Avenue , which is where all the bars and restaurants are still inside the building!.

All of the buildings there have sprinklers throughout. Due to the higher risks associated with these premises higher fire risk because of the kitchens and cooking activities sprinklers are included to mitigate that risk. As you can imagine we ve got fire extinguishers in all areas of the site. All the restaurants units on The Avenue and the catering kitchens in the arena have a special arrangement in terms of extraction, which is quite unique as well. All of the kitchen canopies at the venue incorporate a UV filtration system, which use UVC rays to break down the grease particles in extracted cooking smoke/air. IG: Is that common in restaurants in general? PA: In some, but not others, but again, it s one of the stipulations of our fire engineering strategy at the O2. All 27 plus restaurants and bars have to follow our fire safety requirements inside The O2. Prospective tenants may or may not have done it in their other restaurant franchises across the country but they had to comply here.

Entrance to Cineworld (photo: Zeisterre under CC by SA-3.0) IG: What about firefighter access and evacuation routes? PA: There are four main firefighting staircases in the arena. During an evacuation spectators would use one of these four protected staircases each, which also consist of a firefighting lift. The O2 also has its own private fire hydrant water main onsite. In terms of fire brigade access, having the luxury of those perspex shutters at regular frequencies around the perimeter means they can access where need be in the event of an emergency. They re big enough to get a fire engine inside. So there s a clear route round the arena itself and around the perimeter of the venue. So they can utilise those fire hydrants and everything else. IG: Have any particular events posed the biggest challenges?

PA: The biggest event that I ve been lucky to part of to date was the Olympic Games in 2012, The O2 (was called the North Greenwich Arena for the duration of the Olympics) hosted the gymnastics and the finals of the basketball and the Paralympic basketball events as well. For some of larger events like the Olympics, organisers can erect temporary structures to support the main event in the arena. In previous years, for the Brit Awards for example- they will build a marquee structure for an after show party. Similarly for the world finals of the ATP tennis tour; hospitality structures & practice tennis courts and more are housed in temporary structures. Each and every time, as per the requirements of our fire engineered strategy, a fire detection system will installed throughout all of those marquees. We work with an external fire design consultant to scrutinise all of the construction materials that are used to make sure that fire size/fire loading limits of the existing smoke ventilation systems are complied with and not exceeded. It is very common for special effects to be part of the production for an incoming arena event. Whether its pyrotechnics, lasers, water effects all is demonstrated to the licensing team at Greenwich council. CW: Do you have to work closely with LFB?

PA: Yes. Because of our fire engineered strategy and these rules and requirements that we have to enforce, the LFB have also enforced what s known as an alterations notice on the venue. That s not a bad thing, like the HSE handing out an improvement or enforcement notice. An alterations notice means that if any physical or non-physical change to the existing fire precautions is planned, we have to notify the London Fire Brigade of how we plan to manage the risk. We may also notify our insurers, Greenwich building control and the Greenwich licensing team. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

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National approvals for CE-marked products an unnecessary barrier to trade, says EAPFP

Passive fire protection The European Association for Passive Fire Protection (EAPFP) has condemned additional national approvals for CE-marked construction products as an unreasonable barrier to trade and a clear contravention of European law. The association was responding to the introduction of a new national approval for some construction products in Germany, including passive fire protection. The current draft of the German Regulation (Verwaltungsvorschrift) does not permit the use of certain CE-marked construction products without an additional national document.

Called Bauartgenehmigung (acc. to 16a, Musterbauordnung/MBO, 2016) this links usage in a building directly to the product via the applied European testing and classification standards. By apparently declaring product-related requirements that already incorporate usage requirements as building-related requirements, the German authorities have created a variety of installation and job-site headaches, according to the EAPFP. Infringement of the Construction Product Regulation The association says that additional approvals, such as the requirement for construction products to declare all required performances for the use of such a product in the declaration of performance (DoP) or European technical assessment, are a barrier to trade. They therefore infringe the Construction Product Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, Article 8, para 4. This states that A Member State shall not prohibit or impede, within its territory or under its responsibility, the making available on the market or the use of construction products bearing the CE marking, when the declared performances correspond to the requirements for such use in that Member State. The EAPFP contends that the free movement of construction products is fundamental to the fortunes of the fire protective products industry and the construction sector as a whole. National barriers, potentially explainable and justifiable from historic perspectives, and related to short-term objectives, are detrimental in the long term to our market sector, and thus for the economies of European Member States, says EAPFP president Joric Witlox. EAPFP supports the CE-mark as the only mark, that assesses the product characteristics, allowing access to the market.

The association says its position on the issue is supported by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which in a judgment on 16 October 2014, case C-100/13, also advised that Germany was impeding the free movement of construction products. Exova Warringtonfire and Exova BM TRADA are to undertake live installations of passive fire protection measures as part of this year s ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone at FIREX International (20-22 June 2017, Excel London). Get your free badge now Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas. From the brand new Drone Zone, the ARC Village, ASFP Passive Protection Zone, the Engineers of Tomorrow competition and more, it s all under one roof so you ll never miss a beat.

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FIA launches fire detection and alarm engineering qualifications

skills crisis The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has revealed that it s launching four new engineering qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector. Open for applications from early July the qualifications will equip students to become system designers, installers, maintainers or commissioners. The FIA has consulted extensively with employers, recruiters and member organisations in designing the four new courses.

Years in the making the qualifications are suited to both anyone who want to join the sector as well as those already working in the industry. Professional in-depth knowledge The courses, says the FIA, will provide a professional in-depth knowledge of each specialist field. They sit at level 3 on the regulated qualifications framework (RQF), equivalent to an A-Level or NVQ Level 3. They arealso equivalent to level 4 on the European qualifications framework, a level higher than that specified in EN 16763, the newly released services standard that specifies the minimum level of education for those working in the fire and security services sectors. Our members and learners have very much guided us in the process of designing these new qualifications, said Ian Gurling, training manager for the FIA. Through surveys and feedback, we ve kept an open dialogue with the industry to create qualifications that will be hugely beneficial to both learners and employers. It became important early on to us to design new qualifications that cover a wide range of theory, but in a way that is relevant to each individual job role within the fire detection and alarms sector. Best practice The course begins with a foundation unit, which provides a thorough understanding of relevant standards and industry best practice. Learners can then progress through other units before choosing a final unit from a choice of four on design, installation, maintainence or commissioning.

In order to create these qualifications, we had to set up an awarding organisation, to formally recognise the qualifications, and register the new qualifications with Ofqual, continues Gurling. The new awarding organisation, I m proud to reveal, is called the FIA AO: the Fire Industry Association Awarding Organisation. The qualifications will be available nationwide at multiple education centres in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and are approved by the relevant government bodies for official qualifications in each country. The FIA recently put together this video and this infographic about the skills crisis besetting the industry. The FIA will officially launch the qualifications on their stand at FIREX International (20-22 June, ExCel London ). Anyone visiting FIREX Europe s largest annual trade show for the fire sector ( get your free badge now ) can pick up a brochure, ask questions or listen to one of the FIA s seminars to find out more about the new qualifications. Monitor the FIA website for further announcements about the qualifications or sign up to their newsletter to receive more updates straight to your inbox. Visit FIREX International for cutting-edge solutions, essential knowledge and the ability to grow your business by getting direct access to the whole fire safety industry. It is the perfect place to get your product in front of thousands of buyers, across a multitude of featured areas.

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Vanderbilt integrates access control systems with Eventys NVRs

Integration Global security systems provider Vanderbilt Industries has integrated its access control systems with Eventys network video recorders (NVRs) to link footage of people who have been denied access or tried to force entry into buildings. According to New Jersey-headquartered Vanderbilt, blending access control and video surveillance makes daily management of multiple security systems more efficient because it minimises the use of different systems for different tasks by combining operations in a single interface. The offering integrates the ACTEnterprise access control software, from Access Control Technology (ACT), which Vanderbilt acquired in 2016, and the Eventys series EX network video recorder (NVR) platform.

Footage can be recorded by up to 16 IP cameras. Events recorded in the real-time access control log such as access denied or door forced can be linked with the associated footage stored on the NVR. A door with a camera associated will display a camera icon, which when clicked on replays the footage. Up to 500 Eventys EX NVRs and 4,000 IP cameras can be connected to ACTEnterprise software without the need for an additional PC or a server. Check out the latest security solutions from Vanderbilt at IFSEC International, 20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL. You can find them on stand E1225. Get your free badge now. Visit Europe s leading security event in June 2017 Register here to attend IFSEC International where you will be able to take advantage of our meetings service, allowing you to select and meet with the manufacturers you want to see and with 600 companies exhibiting you are not short on choice. There are also discounts of up to 20% across a large range of products at the show, helping you to get the best value for your money.

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