The International Code Council’s New Building Safety and Security Report
The Code Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security has developed a new free guide that provides best practices, key considerations and additional resources on building security.
Building safety can have a significant impact on families, building owners, first responders and communities as they are confronted with outdated facilities and targeted acts of violence. By understanding, planning and implementing top building safety and security practices, building owners, managers and occupants can help create a safer built environment for all.
Report Guides Authorities on Facility Readiness
The International Code Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Building Safety and Security developed the report for architects, first responders and local and state authorities to provide valuable tools to guide them in keeping occupants of buildings, including schools, safe from intruders and other life-safety hazards in the built environment.
Considerations in the report include guidance on how to do a building risk assessment, tips on building safety administration, advice on how to best approach facility hardening, and an overview of tactical considerations such as video surveillance. The report also provides checklists and resource materials including helpful websites and documents.