Protect yourself at all times

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Why security operatives need to stand up for themselves “Security staff are not human punch bags, they are employees placed in vulnerable positions by the nature of a high risk role. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be protected”. I  spoke these exact words in a High Court this year in response to a question from a barrister. I was giving …

Searching Part 2

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Effective search procedures This week follows on from last weeks article on the safety and legal aspects of searching. In  this second part we are going to talk about the more practical aspects of searching. Last week was really well received and the accompanying documents that I offered to people have been requested in 4 countries so far. Its great …

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 …

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 …

Duty of Care, Negligence and Liability in the Security industry

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Duty of care This week I’m going to go all legal and talk about duty of care. These 3 words on which a significant amount of business in the security industry are based. The words are used over and over in operations records, assignment instructions and legal issues around the security industry but how much does the average security operative …