Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI: Editor of Risk Xtra
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Good for Business

For the first time, directors who dissolve companies in order to avoid paying workers or pensions could now face hefty fines or be disqualified from running a business. In a bold and necessary move, the Government is to press ahead with new plans to safeguard workers, pensions...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the next generation of licence-linked qualifications for the private security industry. The consultation will run for four weeks concluding on 26 October. It’s...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the launch of a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) consultation on the RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work which was initiated in 2016 when the ASFP...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Surveillance Cameras and Fire Detection: Towards An Integrated Solution

Video fire/smoke detection is a safety solution based on the computer analysis of images provided by standard CCTV cameras linked to a self-contained processing system capable of recognising smoke and flame patterns within the video image. Here, Risk Xtra interviews the Fire...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018