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Secured by Design


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Secured by Design


Offers design guidance for achieving a safe and secure environment for hospitals, patients, medical professionals and visitors. Covering assessment guidance, buildings shell security, internal layout, accident and emergency, maternity and paediatrics, pharmacy, laboratories, cash office, retail outlets, police and security offices, patient records offices, general wards and access control, general office security, mortuary, corridors and circulation, W.C. facilities and changing facilities, security management, computers, staff accommodation, needle exchange checklist and security measures.


Publisher History

Now known as the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) existed until 31 March 2015, as an independent professional body coordinating the development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The ACPO formed the Crime Prevention Initiatives to manage projects such as Secured by Design, which was established in 1989 and focussed on providing design guidance and security for new and refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks.



NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

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