The Security industry is not the Olympics

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Fair fights are for the Olympics not the security profession This week is going to be a bit of a departure from normal. There are two things that I don’t usually do in these articles. The first is to go on a rant and the second is to comment on individual incidents. In this article I’m going to do both …

Security Fundamentals: Patrolling

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Getting the basics of patrolling right Going back to the real fundamentals of the security industry this week with an article about patrolling. While it might seem like a basic topic it’s one that’s often not performed correctly. A lot of people in the security industry assume that patrolling applies only to the static or manned guarding area of the …

Stress in the Security Sector

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Self care in a high stress security sector For this weeks article I want to discuss an area that we can all suffer from but don’t like to admit it. It’s something that has just been accepted as a fact of life in the industry but which has led to more incidents, accidents, job losses and resignations than any other …

Risk Asessment: Its a life skill

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Continuing on the theme of dealing with emergency or crisis situations I want to talk in this article about risk assessment. I’m not here to give the standard lecture on how to write a risk assessment and the hierarchy of control and so forth. In fact I’m going to argue in the opposite direction. I’m going to argue that the …

Personal Security – When work comes home

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Personal Security issues outside the workplace One of the principles of working as a security operative that I have always stood by is the notion that it is just a job. While it’s a profession that I enjoy and am proud of it is not something that is all consuming for me. I have a life outside of work and …