Searching Part 1

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Legal and safety aspects of searching I was prompted to write this article after the Questions and Answers article last week. There were a number of questions relating to searching and finding objects that I thought required a full article on the subject. As usual I went a bit overboard and its going to end up being at least a …

Nightclub Fire Safety

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Being a Step Ahead! So, Nobody Gets Left Behind By Karl Harris BEng BSc (Hons) PgD (Fire) Introduction Friday the 13th, 1981, a night that truly rocked our small green Emerald Isle. Stardust Nightclub! Even typing it puts a lump in my throat. Artane, Dublin, Stardust Nightclub, 841 people, 214 injured and 48 people who tragically lost their lives. It …

The Nightclub Security Manual

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A guide to writing security procedures for the night time economy This week my very first book came out. It has so far got some great feedback from those who have read it and generated some much needed interest in the door security industry It has also generated a lot of questions about what the book contains so I said …

From security training to developing people

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Mindset + Training + Application = Development This article is reproduction of a piece  I was kindly asked to write by Dr Alison Wakefield Chairperson of the British Security Institute for the Risk UK magazine in February of this year. I’m re-printing an altered version of it here in response to some issues raised recently about in house training in …

A note on violence: When all you have is a hammer

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This one could be a short musing on violence and its use as a problem solving tool in the security industry. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘when all you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail’? Its something I’ve often related to the security industry and something which my younger self was often guilty of. Its …