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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Security Industry Authority launches consultation on Approved Contractor Scheme eligibility criteria requirements

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation on the revised eligibility and ‘fit and proper’ criteria requirements for private security businesses seeking approval to the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). The criteria have been updated as part of the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Security Industry Authority publishes results of Approved Contractor Scheme review

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has announced the key changes from the latest review of its flagship Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) for private security businesses. The changes will take effect on 1 April 2019. The ACS was established in 2006 with a stated purpose ‘to...
Posted On 20 Sep 2018
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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
Louise McCree
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Routes to Learning: Training and Development in the Security Industry

According to a recent report published by Totaljobs, two thirds of employees have moved roles as a result of lack of training opportunities. In addition, nine out of every ten respondents wanted their employer to offer additional learning and development programmes. Quite...
Posted On 28 Aug 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network supports Security Industry Authority’s plans for the future

Following a recent Parliamentary review, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recommended a systematic and transformational approach towards regulation going forward – a stance supported by the Small Business Network (SBN), the security industry body made up of leading...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
Paul Grist
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Facilicom UK’s Trigion Security division appoints Paul Grist in role of security director

Trigion Security, the specialist security solutions division of Facilicom UK, has announced the appointment of Paul Grist as its new security director. Grist started in this role on Monday 16 July and succeeds Neil Ricketts. Grist brings many years’ experience and knowledge to...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
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HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Triennial Review 2016-2017 report on Security Industry Authority issued by Home Office

The Home Office has issued a detailed 76-page report setting out the findings of the Government’s Triennial Review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security industry whose primary purposes are to assist in reducing criminality in the...
Posted On 08 Jun 2018
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ACS welcomes new ideas for tackling shop theft outlined by Centre for Social Justice

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed a new report published by the Centre for Social Justice, entitled ‘Desperate for a Fix’, which highlights the close link between drug addiction and theft and calls for new policies to tackle the staggering £6.3...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018