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Webinar: Can your building withstand a terrorist attack?

CPTED-UK would like to invite professionals from the construction industry in the UK to a webinar dedicated to Martyn’s Law aka Protect Duty hosted by Construction Management at 10am on Wednesday 29th May 2024: 

Can your building withstand a terrorist attack? 

The webinar will be delivered jointly by 

Figen Murray OBE, the driving force behind Martyn’s Law,

Richard Stones OBE, British leading built environment security expert,

Martin Jennings, principal consultant at BBX.

Under Martyn’s Law, those who build and operate the built environment will need to consider terrorist attack scenarios and how to prevent and respond effectively to them. Martyn’s Law will require venues to provide staff with counter-terrorism training, carry out risk assessments inside and out, mitigate any risks identified, and have a counter-terrorism action plan in place.

The law is named in honour of Figen Murray’s son who was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.

Figen began the campaign for better security with an online petition in 2019 that gained 23,000 signatures. Since then, she has worked with a team of co-campaigners and met government officials and ministers regularly to formulate how her vision will be implemented as law. She holds a Master’s degree in counter-terrorism.

Figen will join this webinar having completed her 200-mile walk from Manchester Arena to 10 Downing Street. She used the walk to raise awareness of Martyn’s Law and maintain pressure on the government to enact it.

Richard Stones OBE from CPTED-UK will explore Security Risk Management options suitable for the various types and sizes of PAL venues.

Richard will discuss the practicalities of creating ‘safe havens’ within a building for the event of an attack.

And in the context of the science of blasts and ballistics, BBX principal consultant Martin Jennings will propose that the built environment embraces more modern and versatile construction methods to achieve safety and security.

The webinar is free to attend. Those who complete it live will qualify for one hour’s CPD credit.

Shortly after live broadcast, the webinar will be available to watch on demand.