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. …

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 …

WHAT IS SECURITY?

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A short note as we head into the weekend on a topic that I spend a lot of time trying to explain in a simple way. What is security? To define what security is firstly, it’s important to explain what it isn’t.   Security is not a system, procedure, person, place or piece of equipment. All of these are important …

Security as a way of life

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Developing a security mindset Please don’t think that the title of this article is me thinking that security is some form of noble crusade. I know that for many it’s just a job. For some though we find that over time it becomes a way of life. What I mean by that is over time we begin to ingrain habits …