HSE publishes guidance over first aid regulations changes

A recent review, commissioned by the Government, recommended that The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 should be amended to remove the requirement for HSE to approve the training and qualifications of appointed first-aid personnel. Professor Löfstedt, chair of the...
Posted On 01 Jul 2013

NSI announces board appointment

NSI (National Security Inspectorate) has announced that Simon Banks, Group Managing Director of CSL Communications, has been appointed to the Inspectorate’s board of directors. NSI has recently undertaken a significant rebranding exercise and launched a range of new audit...
Posted On 30 Jun 2013

Foreign Secretary outlines goals for tackling terrorism overseas

Foreign Secretary William Hague has outlined goals for tackling terrorism overseas, in a recent speech at the Royal United Services Institute. Hague stated, ‘The United Kingdom has a long experience of confronting terrorism, and we have some of the finest Intelligence...
Posted On 29 Jun 2013

Paramount Group acquires armoured vehicle design firm

Paramount Group, the privately-owned defence and aerospace company, has acquired the specialist design and engineering firm, Industrial and Automotive Design (IAD,) in a move that will increase the company’s land systems capability. Paramount Group has developed advanced...
Posted On 28 Jun 2013

ISM integrated approach selected for control rooms

When a government office in Ireland commissioned two integration projects, the contractors in both instances specified ISM’s Genesys 2 control room management system to integrate video surveillance, access control, intruder detection, fire alarms and intercoms. The core of...
Posted On 27 Jun 2013

New Chair of Banknote Watch appointed

Banknote Watch, the crime reduction partnership aimed at reducing the losses due to cash-in-transit and ATM crime, has appointed a new chair following a lengthy selection process. Richard Childs joined Banknote Watch at the end of 2012, following spells within both public and...
Posted On 26 Jun 2013

BCI urges realistic approach to cyber crime

In the lastest issue of Risk UK, Lyndon Bird of the BCI (Business Continuity Institute) urges a realistic approach to cyber crime for UK buinesses. ‘One of the constant challenges to security, risk and business continuity professionals is to ensure their traditional...
Posted On 25 Jun 2013

Companies fail to provide health cover due to ‘cost’

Nearly one quarter (23 per cent) of employers want to provide international health insurance to staff working abroad, but claim that the cost prevents them, according to a report by Expacare. The research revealed that one third of employers (33 per cent) consider it a personal...
Posted On 24 Jun 2013

Mobile users targeted by malnets

A report which examines the mobile threat landscape and the behavioural patterns of mobile users that make them most vulnerable to data loss, malicious applications, fraud and other mobile threats has been launched. The report from Bluecoat reveals that mobile threats are still...
Posted On 23 Jun 2013

NSI announces accreditation for emergency lighting

NSI has announced it has been granted UKAS accreditation to deliver BAFE’s emergency lighting scheme (SP203-4). Organisations applying for this scheme will become both NSI and BAFE approved. SP203-4 is a modular scheme allowing companies to be approved by NSI for the...
Posted On 22 Jun 2013