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 raise standards throughout the UK’s security industry. The first joint activity is a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Mains Compliance.

SSAIB CEO Alex Carmichael commented: “Training is essential to the security industry as it helps to ensure that high standards are met and exceeded. However, as a professional certification body the SSAIB doesn’t deliver training. By linking up with Tavcom Training, we’re able to provide our 1,800 registered firms with the opportunity to access the industry training that their colleagues may need.”

The SSAIB and Tavcom previously joined forces in support of the Certified Technical Security Professionals (CTSP) Register, which recognises the competency of individuals fulfilling technical roles in the electronic security and fire sectors (the CTSP Register is operated by Tavcom). Carmichael added: “The CTSP Register is an excellent initiative that has had the full endorsement of the SSAIB from Day One. Our certification provides a recognised mark of excellence for organisations, while CTSP maintains a register of individuals that meet a high level of proficiency. Together, we’re helping to maintain standards and professionalise this vitally important industry.”

Andrew Saywell, group sales manager at Tavcom, stated: “The Mains Compliance course is the first initiative in what we expect to be a long and successful partnership between two leading organisations in the security industry united in their ambition to maintain the very highest standards of practice through accredited training and certification.”

The next one-day Mains Compliance course takes place on 30 March at the headquarters of the SSAIB in Whitley Bay. It’s suited to all those individuals who work on or near a live electrical supply and need to ensure that they’re a ‘competent person’ under the terms of the Electricity at Work Regulations.

*For more information and to register visit: www.tavcom.com/course/mains-compliance-btec-level-3-certificate

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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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