Stewart Kidd
Stewart Kidd
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Stewart Kidd is a loss prevention consultant with extensive experience of managing fire safety and security in the Middle and Far East. He is presently the insurers’ fire expert for the construction of the new King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah. He previously advised on construction fire safety for the Burj Khalifa, the Shard and Heathrow Terminal 2.

There are standards, then there are standards – the latter need not be complied with! Part 1

The motivation for this two-part article arose from an observation overheard in a meeting when a consultant working for a social-housing provider questioned the need for BS 9251 to be specified for a sprinkler installation in a block of flats.…

Grenfell two years on

I have always felt that only lazy journalists and broadcasters relied on anniversaries for inspiration but in the case of the Grenfell Tower fire, the second anniversary of this horrific incident is probably a good time to reflect on what…

Missed opportunities

Some years ago, I had the privilege of sitting beside the then Home Secretary at the launch of National Fire Safety Week. He delivered his scripted lines with the expertise and panache of a veteran politician, but I could that…

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