Protect yourself at all times

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Why security operatives need to stand up for themselves “Security staff are not human punch bags, they are employees placed in vulnerable positions by the nature of a high risk role. It doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be protected”. I  spoke these exact words in a High Court this year in response to a question from a barrister. I was giving …

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 …

A note on violence: When all you have is a hammer

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This one could be a short musing on violence and its use as a problem solving tool in the security industry. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘when all you have is a hammer every problem looks like a nail’? Its something I’ve often related to the security industry and something which my younger self was often guilty of. Its …

Duty of Care, Negligence and Liability in the Security industry

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Duty of care This week I’m going to go all legal and talk about duty of care. These 3 words on which a significant amount of business in the security industry are based. The words are used over and over in operations records, assignment instructions and legal issues around the security industry but how much does the average security operative …