The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in West London took place in June 2017
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Independent Steering Group to take forward Dame Judith Hackitt’s collective recommendations on competence

Many organisations spanning the construction and fire sectors have come together to form a Steering Group to take forward key recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety with a view to improving competences for those working...
Posted On 17 Jun 2018
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PerpetuityARC Training launches Advanced Close Protection training course

PerpetuityARC Training, part of the Linx International Group, has just introduced a training course focused on Advanced Close Protection that’s specifically designed for those sector professionals who’ve already gained their Security Industry Authority licence. This...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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The Security Institute appoints new Board directors at 2018 Annual General Meeting

Following on from the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 April, The Security Institute has announced the election of five new members of the Board with immediate effect. The individuals concerned will each serve a term of three years alongside the familiar...
Posted On 26 Apr 2018
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Carillion collapse should act as “wake-up call” for effective risk management approaches

Public sector officials and the heads of major corporations must use the collapse of Carillion as a wake-up call and recognise the value of an effective risk management approach. Speaking at the launch event for the 2018 EURisk Convention, Dr Calie Pistorious (CEO of...
Posted On 19 Mar 2018
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Leading industry associations confirm support for The Fire Safety Event 2018

Leading fire industry associations including the Institution of Fire Engineers, the Rail Industry Fire Association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, the Association of Insurance Surveyors and the National Association of...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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The Security Institute set to run popular annual Remembrance Lecture on 16 November

The Security Institute’s 2017 Remembrance Lecture is being held on Thursday 16 November in the Queen’s Room at Armoury House in the City of London. This year’s lecture is being given by Craig Mackey QPM, the Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service....
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Zaun focuses on integrated perimeters CPD content at London Build Expo 2017

Perimeter protection specialist Zaun is educating main contractors, architects and specifiers on integrated perimeter systems by running its RIBA-approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar ‘Perimeter and Integrated Systems: The Trusted Advisor’ at the...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017
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Fire Industry Association’s all-new fire detection and alarms courses open for bookings

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in the design, installation, maintenance and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced that bookings for these courses can...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Jason Wakefield
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Security Regimes for Today’s Mail Rooms

What springs to mind when you think about building security? It’s always the usual suspects of CCTV, access control, intruder alarms, gates, barriers, panic alarms and security guarding, etc. All are common and have become essential in the uncertain and dangerous world in...
Posted On 17 Oct 2017