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 …

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 …

Event Security Licencing: PSA Consultation

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Helping to build a new standard for event security This month the Private Security Authority have released a public consultation document relating to the licencing of individuals in the event security sector. I personally think this is a very positive and progressive step. It’s long overdue in an industry that has a significant amount of responsibility placed on its shoulders. …