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BSIA to run free ‘Controlling Risks and Liabilities with Access Control’ event in Birmingham

by Brian Sims

On Tuesday 12 April at Villa Park in Birmingham, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is running a free one-day security event. This event is being organised on behalf of the BSIA’s Access and Asset Protection Section under the banner ‘Controlling Risks and Liabilities with Access Control’.

Speakers have been selected to deliver presentations on a wide range of issues from highlighting the risks to owners through to business solutions using security management platforms and an overview of all insurance-related issues.

To date, speakers confirmed for the event include:
*Stephen Halpin (Four Security Group)
*James Fee (VPS)
*Mike Sussman (TDSi)
*Steve Bailes (Gallagher)
*Ged Baron (Peninsula UK)

Free-to-attend for delegates, the conference looks set to spark a lively debate on the issue of ‘Controlling Risks and Liabilities with Access Control’, while also enabling representatives from local and national businesses to raise their own questions to members of the Expert Panel.

Alongside the conference, exhibitors from across the security industry will be on hand to demonstrate their latest products and services, giving attendees the opportunity to view the latest technological innovations at close quarters, meet potential suppliers and find out more about which solutions would best suit their business.

The event will also include a free luncheon and a complete stadium tour of Villa Park.

*To secure your delegate place at what promises to be an informative and educational event, complete the online booking form by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XX32G86

**There are only 150 places available so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Nominations for the 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards

The BSIA has opened the 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards for nominations. These esteemed awards recognise the very best emerging talent from the electronic security industry.

Awarded by the BSIA, the Apprentice Installer Awards serve to acknowledge the achievements of second and third year apprentices involved in the installation of alarms, CCTV, access control or a combination of these systems.

Now in their sixteenth year, the awards also represent the commitment of security companies and training bodies in providing new talent with the opportunity to succeed in the security industry.

This year’s awards will be presented at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon, which is set to take place at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Tuesday 12 July.

Nominations can be made for apprentices from security companies – including non-BSIA member companies – certified for their activities by a UKAS accredited certification body. The scheme is designed particularly for third year apprentices or outstanding second year apprentices.

James Kelly, CEO of the BSIA, commented: “The security industry has a wide range of rewarding career opportunities available. An apprenticeship is an ideal way to begin a career. Recognising the skills of our industry’s newest recruits is essential in encouraging them to commit to a long-term career in security. The awards enable us to ensure that their hard work, commitment to customer service and technological expertise are suitably rewarded.”

The 2016 Apprentice Installer Awards are sponsored by Eaton, one of the leading manufacturers of security equipment for all types of commercial and residential premises. Tony Walsh, vice-president of engineering and business leader at Eaton Security, commented: “As a business, Eaton Security places a high priority on training and development. We’re therefore very proud to sponsor the Apprentice Installer Awards which recognise the achievements of installer apprentices.”

*The deadline for nominations is 18 April. Companies interested in nominating their apprentice(s) for this year’s Apprentice Installer Awards can do so by downloading a nomination form via the following link: http://www.bsia.co.uk/apprentice-installer-awards.aspx

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