Tavcom launches online information and training course focused on body-worn video

Tavcom Training has launched an online course providing essential training and information for all individuals involved in managing and using body-worn video equipment. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete and provides an introduction to body-worn video and the practical use of the technology, as well as guidance regarding policy and regulation.

Body-worn video is becoming commonplace for safety and security professionals working in the realms of security guarding and event stewarding. It has also been embraced by many of the 43 police forces in England and Wales as part of their ongoing digital transformation strategies. These mobile surveillance cameras have the potential to deliver invaluable information for use in investigations and the submission of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service for securing prosecutions. However, body-worn video needs to be implemented, used and managed correctly in order to ensure the footage recorded is admissible and the chain of custody protected.

Sarah Hayward-Turton

Sarah Hayward-Turton

Sarah Hayward-Turton, sales and marketing director of the Linx International Group, commented: “Establishing a clear policy and sound operational practice ensures the benefits and capabilities of body-worn video are maximised for full effectiveness as an incident management and personal safety tool. Our short yet comprehensive training course is ideal for anyone that’s considering, is in the process of or currently using body-worn video for safety, security and law enforcement purposes.”

The new body-worn video course covers the following topics: understanding the body-worn video concept and the technology, national (policing) guidance and standards, the regulatory environment and body-worn video, body-worn video Privacy Impact Assessments, privacy issues and mitigation, policy development, the practical use of body-worn video equipment, recording guidelines, evidential continuity and professional standards.

*The course costs £24.99 including VAT. For more information visit: https://www.tavcom.com/distance-learning-courses/body-worn-video 

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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