Lote Notes | Fire, Risk and Security in Practice
Welcome to the Lote Notes, our inaugural quarterly newsletter that aims to offer insights into the world of fire, risk and security.
Our collective entry into the new decade has been rocked by an unprecedented Bushfire season in Australia, followed by a lot of rainfall including the major flooding of several rivers systems in Australia and now COVID-19.
As the country seems gripped in a state of panic and we witness some pretty shocking behaviour, such as actual physical assaults over toilet paper, it behoves us building industry professionals to not give into the hysteria and panic, but rather to act based on the facts and an assessment of the risks. A risk-based management plan is what is required both by organisations and individuals to navigate these trying circumstances.
The aim of our newsletter is to regularly brief you on industry specific updates in relation to fire engineering, risk assessment and security consulting that will impact on your practice in the built environment be it planning, design or construction.
In this issue we will be focussing on four topical matters:
COVID-19: Business update, tips for organisations and individuals
BCA 2019 Clause of the Year – C1.9 Non-combustible building elements
Emerging risks from Lithium-ion batteries in data centres
Challenges to Law Enforcement when dealing with cybercrime
Whilst personalised customer focused performance-based solutions are our priority, tougher new rules and regulations need to be adhered to and keeping you abreast of their impact on your project or development is all part of our duty of care.
Lastly, we also share our recent achievement of attaining the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation and what this means for the future of our business.
We hope you will find this newsletter useful and welcome your feedback via our web portal.
Dr. Amer Magrabi
Managing Director - Lote Consulting Fire | Risk | Security