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First major City Security Council training exercise takes place in central London

Businesses in the Eastern Cluster of the City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22 February to test their readiness for responding to major incidents. During the exercise a range of different scenarios and procedures were enacted in the Leadenhall...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Government proposes new duty to protect public spaces from terrorist attacks

Newly-appointed security minister James Brokenshire has announced Home Office plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures designed to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack. Delivering on the...
Posted On 25 Feb 2020
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Mitie’s security division agrees terms on new guarding contract with Home Office

Mitie has secured a three-year contract to provide security services to the Home Office, with the company’s duties commencing on Wednesday 1 April. Both security guarding and mobile patrol services will be carried out by Mitie at 27 sites across the UK ranging from Dover to...
Posted On 24 Feb 2020
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CPD webinar set to raise awareness on benefits of multi-sensor technology

Life safety systems developer Hochiki Europe is set to host a Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-accredited webinar at 2.00 pm on Thursday 5 March focusing on the benefits of multi-sensors and the importance of understanding the most appropriate accreditation for this...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Best Practice in Managing and Reducing False Fire Alarms

The proliferation of false fire alarms places a huge burden on the Fire and Rescue Service. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer explains.  The threat of fire is known to all. There’s...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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IRM’s CRO Round Table focuses on future risk leaders and Artificial Intelligence

Developments in technology continue to disrupt industries and organisations globally, in turn presenting both opportunities and risks. Preparing the risk management community for this challenge through education, training, research and networking events is one of the key...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Tavcom Training and SSAIB partner to maintain high standards in security sector

Tavcom Training has announced a partnership with the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB). The former will provide registered firms of the professional certification body with access to technical security training as part of a long-term initiative designed to...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Get Licensed calls on private security industry to increase door staff pay rates

Security operative licensing expert Get Licensed is calling on private security companies to raise the minimum hourly rate for door supervisors. This follows an announcement by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) that it’s expanding the training package required as part...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Mitie boosts Armed Forces support with additional paid leave for reservists

Mitie has built on its commitment to support the Armed Forces by launching a new policy for its community of reservists. To assist with their military responsibilities, all members of the Armed Forces Reserves employed by Mitie will now receive ten days of paid leave every year,...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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The SFO’s ‘Evaluating Compliance Programmes’ Guidance: An Opportunity Missed?

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has just published a guidance document on how the organisation will assess the compliance programmes of the companies which it investigates. Here, Aziz Rahman outlines his concerns that the guidance perhaps falls somewhat short of what’s...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020