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Two courses for new qualification pathway released by Fire Industry Association

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced that two new courses are now available to book under the ‘Training’ tab of the organisation’s website. The news will be of particular interest to those who have previously taken the Foundation course of the new qualification...
Posted On 21 May 2018
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BSIA launches rebranded national annual awards scheme as British Security Awards

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has renamed its annual Security Personnel Awards. From this year, the scheme will now be known as the British Security Awards. Taking place on Wednesday 11 July at the Marriot Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square, the British...
Posted On 21 May 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Accusations and recriminations between Britain and Russia are set to escalate with the recent news that scientists at the Porton Down military research facility have been unable to establish exactly where the nerve agent used to carry out the attack on former MI6 agent Sergei...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

At the end of this month, the Fire Industry Manufacturers Expo is coming to Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol. The event is organised by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and helps to build the bridge between manufacturers of fire detection and alarm products and those in the...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

Prevent is one of the four Ps that make up the pillars of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy developed by the Home Office in early 2003, although it remained secret until 2006. Its remit was widened in 2011 and it was placed on a statutory footing in 2015, but how effectively is...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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BSIA Briefing

In mid-October, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) issued the findings of its Crime Survey for England and Wales for the year ending June 2017. While crime estimated by the study has fallen considerably from the peak levels recorded back in 1995, the volume of violence...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018
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In the Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

The Young Professionals Group was created by ASIS UK to establish a comfortable environment both for members new to security and future leaders wishing to engage with ASIS programmes and activities. Its core mission is to develop and educate young careerists in the security...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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FIA Technical Briefing

Often, fire detection in large open spaces has proven to be somewhat challenging. Although BS 5839-1 provides clear guidelines for detection at the ceiling, some designers have been embarrassed to receive customer complaints of detection failing to respond to a fire outbreak...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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The Security Institute’s View

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” Warren Buffett’s words are apt in describing today’s security environment. The more that we work...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018
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BSIA Briefing

What exactly does it mean to be compliant with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force at the end of May this year, and how should businesses go about becoming so? As James Kelly outlines in detail for the readers of Risk UK, seeking...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018