October 3, 2023

S.A.F.E. Design Standards and Nanaimo’s Public Transit System

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The Government of CanadaGovernment of British Columbia and the City of Nanaimo are investing $15 million to upgrade the city’s public transit system. The project will use the S.A.F.E. Design Standard to create safe, secure, and enjoyable places to live, learn, work and play.

The full media release for the project can be found here:

Kirsch group is proud to be certified by the Safe Design Council as Accredited Professionals™ (SAFE-APs™) and authorized to use the S.A.F.E. Design standard in our physical security risk consulting services. 

Security Achieved through Functional Environmental Design or S.A.F.E. Design is a standardized approach to physical security that reduces the risk and fear of crime by design, policy, and place-making. The S.A.F.E. Design Standard® is a set of over two hundred performance requirements informed by environmental criminology and design scholarship, building on contemporary CPTED. Learn more about safe design and Kirsch Group Threat Risk Assessment Services at:

Get in touch if one of your projects or a potential opportunity requires the S.A.F.E. Design standard and we are happy to discuss how we can partner to support you!



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