off

Open forum Question Time at SiX seeks to tackle key security and fire issues

On the afternoon of the first day of SiX in Manchester (which runs on 5-6th November at Event City), Risk Xtra’s sister title Professional Security Installer (PSI) magazine will be hosting a security industry panel discussion that will be conducted very much in the lively...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
John MacAskill
off

BSIA appoints John MacAskill as new director of manpower and export

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed John MacAskill as the Trade Association’s new director of manpower and export. MacAskill has been promoted from his previous role at the BSIA and will now oversee the manpower sections of the Association, as...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
off

Skills for Security set to partner with EFT Group for training of apprentices

The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) training arm Skills for Security is to partner with EFT Group in the training of the latter’s apprentices. From September, 22 apprentices will begin a bespoke apprenticeship programme covering fire alarms, CCTV,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
off

BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
David Scott
off

BSIA appoints David Scott in managing director’s role at Skills for Security

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has appointed David Scott as the new managing director of Skills for Security. Skills for Security works with employers to improve security skills and standards of professionalism by providing access to apprenticeship security...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
off

BSIA Briefing

To most people in the street, ‘security’ as an issue generally means protecting individuals and property from harm or serious criminal activity, with terrorism obviously being a big focus. However, as Gideon Reichental explains, seemingly lesser or petty criminal offences still...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
off

2019 British Security Awards winners unveiled by British Security Industry Association

The national winners of the British Security Awards 2019 have been announced. Organised by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and held at the London Grosvenor Marriott Hotel, the awards showcased the national finals of the Security Personnel of the Year categories,...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
off

BSIA Briefing

The security industry has come a long way from its historical roots and is now focusing heavily on new technology, updated skills, vetting and standards as well as changing perceptions of what the sector actually entails. Mike Reddington discusses the work of the British Security...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
off

National finalists for 2019 edition of British Security Awards unveiled by BSIA

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for the 2019 edition of the Trade Association’s ever-popular British Security Awards, with the ceremony to be held on Wednesday 10 July at the Marriott Hotel on London’s...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
Mike Reddington
off

BSIA welcomes Forensic Science Regulator’s drive for increased quality and compliance

From October 2017, it became mandatory that law enforcement agencies had to disclose to the courts if forensic evidence relied upon in a prosecution was compliant with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice (Codes), the risk being that non-compliant products or...
Posted On 24 May 2019