Securing Teenage Discos

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Last week a judge in Cork suggested that organisers of teenage discos should begin to use breathalyzers among other measures to curb teenagers drinking at and around the events. While the stance the judge is taking is to be commended the reality is that the judge has probably never worked at or ran a teenage event. Teenage events can be …

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 …