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 …

PSA28:2013 Part 2: Managing Threats and Violence

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Last week we started off talking about the contents of the PSA 28:2013 standard for the security industry. It was supposed to be a two-part article concluding this week and with a look at the training and operations area of the sector. However there is a subject which should have been covered in last weeks section that I think needs …