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Raise the Bar on Security

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With the advent of the London Olympics an updated version of recommendations has been produced by The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). This is a police unit funded by and reporting to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and has produced a document entitled Raise the Bar on Security, which provides counter-terrorism security advice to those who own, operate, manage or work in bars, pubs and nightclubs.

The document highlights the need for:

  • Good housekeeping to reduce the opportunity for ...
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Event security

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Following on from the Royal Jubilee celebrations, there has been a little consternation over the report of Security staff being left stranded by their organisers and having to shelter under a bridge overnight, before their transport was finally able to pick them up.

We know that we’re going to have even larger numbers of security staff engaged in ensuring the security and safety of the Olympics in London in July. I hope that this was a one-off and we won’t see ...

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What’s in a Name?

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I was listening to the radio the other day and heard that what is now known as the infamous ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) is soon to be no more. It will be replaced by the Criminal Behaviour Order, which will, it appears, be known by the acronym of CRIMBO.

You can almost hear the jingle of Santa’s bells, I hear you say! Now, pardon me for being a little ignorant, but isn’t that just calling the same thing a different name, ...

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SIA Prosecute second Time Round Offender

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The SIA has proven that it follows up prosecutions by keeping an eye on previous offenders. Revealing another recent conviction success on its’ website, the SIA says:

“An Accrington (Lancashire) man has been ordered to serve 250 hours of community service after being found guilty of flouting security rules for a second time.

Yesterday [23 May] at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court, Alan Neil Brownridge of Pansy Street South, Accrington, was found guilty of working as an unlicensed door supervisor.

Brownridge was convicted in his ...

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Social Media Policy for the Workplace

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Having attended a mock tribunal event today, courtesy of Derby and Notts Chamber of Commerce and Geldards Solicitors, I have come away with food for thought. The “tribunal” involved a case based on a dispute caused by a worker’s use of social media which was allegedly casting a slur on the name and reputation of the employer.

In these days of change, immediacy and constant communication, perhaps such a policy is now essential for companies. I am now reviewing what we ...

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Latest SIA Prosecution

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The SIA have published information on the latest prosecution of a Door Supervisor, who was working without a license. In this instance, though, this was because the person concerned had had their license revoked. This underlines the importance of checking not only that your security staff have a license, but to ensure that it is valid. The SIA states on its’ website:

“At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday [23 May], Scott Lee Greensmith was sentenced to a 12 month community service ...

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Security – Approved Contractor Scores

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Following on from our recent success in our Approved Contractor Scheme audit, Security Industry Authority figures reveal that increases in scores from year to year average 11 points across all Approved Contractors in the last year. Our increased score of over 28 points puts us in the top 10% for improvement in the country.

I think we should be proud of ourselves!

Paul Ritchie – Foremost Security Ltd, Nottingham – Managing Director.

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Security Training Malpractice

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A real concern of licence holders, training organisations, training awarding bodies and the SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the quality of training and, in particular, malpractice in security training. The SIA’s chairman, Bill Butler says:

“During the 2011/12 financial year 76 allegations of malpractice were reported; 55 were identified by awarding organisations through their own investigations and quality assurance checks; 12 were identified by the SIA; six were identified by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and three allegations ...

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Security Audit Success – Foremost Nottingham

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Foremost Security successfully completed its’ annual 3-day audit for both ISO 9001:2008 Quality Accreditation and the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), in May 2012.

We’re very proud to say that we managed to double our score to above 50, which now places us in the top half of companies in the scheme. The push for the coming year will be to work hard to get us into the top 25%, for which we’ll need another 16 points.

The audit ...

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10 Reasons to Choose Foremost Security

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At Foremost Security Limited we plan to provide quality security services at prices which give excellent value for money.

Below are 10 good reasons why you should use Foremost Security Limited for your security services

  • Our quotations are open and transparent. We will show you our price together with a break down of costs and gross margin.
  • No hidden extras. Our price remains fixed unless you change the number of hours or number of personnel required.
  • Security personnel will be selected to suit the ...
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