Getting injured at work

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The prospect of getting injured at work is a reality for many in the security industry. I get at least 1 query a week from security staff who have been hurt while at work. Many will immediately think of assaults but the reality is that these are only a portion of the injuries suffered. Many are injured in manual handling …

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 …

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 …

Staff welfare in the security industry

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Two weeks ago I was contacted by an experienced security professional asking if I had any research available on staff welfare  in security and in particular around security staff using their own cars as a welfare area when protecting a site. I did a little research and asked some regulatory bodies about their opinion on the matter. The answers I …