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 …

Security Operatives Legal Powers – Know your Limits

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I had an interesting discussion this week around the topic of security operative’s legal powers while at work or indeed their lack of legal powers at work. This conversation wasn’t around any sector of the industry but as a whole. The conversation wasn’t so much about those powers or lack of but rather around how little is known about what …

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Retail Security – I win

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This is an article which expands on a Facebook post I wrote just over a year ago now. The reason why I’m expanding on the point is because I unfortunately still see retail security operatives being injured, injuring somebody else or getting themselves in hot water with employers for failing to properly risk assess situations. A common discussion I have …

Security Licencing Training in Ireland

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Baby steps into a big boy’s world Security licencing training has been in effect now for 10 years in Ireland and I have wanted to write this article on the subject for quite a while but the timing and other subjects kind of got in the way. A conversation this week with a manager in a premises tipped me over …

My little accident kit

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A topic came up on one of my social media feeds this week about operational equipment I was preparing for a small project. Somebody asked privately about what I keep in the little tin in the middle of my photo. I told them it was an accident kit and the reply I got was ????. Followed by what’s in an …