Safety & Security within the Built Environment
We continue to see an increasing demand for effective and efficient integration of Safety & Security solutions into the overall urban planning, building design and commercial sustainability objectives of most modern development or infrastructure activities. Making Safety & Security a fundamental “design feature” within the built environment can, in many cases, remove many of the common threats and risks found within small to major developments and even the largest cities. All of this work compliments and enhances local and national-level security plans, and the various agencies charged with delivering those plans. What sets Rhodius apart in this domain is our ability to bring together world-class expertise in security, resilience, public safety, security design, governance, sustainability and project management to deliver market-leading human, physical, technical and ICT solutions for Safety & Security.
Common “Effects Based” Standards
When considering new or existing developments, individual buildings or structures, there is the ability to apply a common baseline of Safety & Security standards that Developers, Owners and Operators can follow and apply. Common standards for Safety & Security can also be validated by third parties (typically government bodies, or those appointed by government), which helps regulate performance within this fast-moving sector. As Safety & Security can often be an area prone to cost-cutting, poor performance and weak management – particularly during times of financial hardship and other economic pressures – an easily referenced and validated set of guidelines reinforces both the practical and governance level issues that prevail within the Built Environment.
The Rhodius approach and methodology adheres to milestone stages within the Master Plan, which include initial studies and design development, as well as implementation and routine operation of the equipment, systems and human resource structures. Our services can be applied to the very earliest stages of design, or to an existing development or structure where existing or new solutions are to be examined.
At each stage there are important Safety & Security inputs that guide design and alignment to current international, national and industry guidelines for best practice. More importantly, these inputs provide an early basis of design that can be “stress tested” against other Safety & Security plans and agencies that will influence its implementation when delivered within its eventual operating environment. Stress testing, or exercising of the Safety & Security solution, is vital to developing effectiveness under pressure and must – where possible – be achieved in real time and include the numerous agencies that will be tasked with its implementation.
Our Consultants are thought leaders and experts in the practical application of Safety & Security solutions within the Built Environment, which along with our position as an “agnostic” technical equipment and systems provider, allows us to offer an objective and balanced service to our Clients.