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The Security Industry Authority and Government ministers have agreed that physical intervention skills training will become mandatory for all door supervisors in the United Kingdom.

This training is already a compulsory part of the updated nationally-recognised door supervision qualification for new applicants introduced in June 2010, but it is currently not a requirement for those who qualified before this date.

This is a significant statement from the SIA for two reasons:

This is the first time a positive policy statement has been made ...

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Watch Out, There’s a Fake Tenner About!

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We have received a recent warning via the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce’s Business Watch Scheme (Top tips 4 ) warning their customers and partners alike, that there has been a batch of fake ten pound notes in circulation, just across the international borders in Derbyshire. Four people have been arrested for trying to use counterfeit notes at a Tesco Extra in Chesterfield, so we must assume there ...

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Nottingham’s Foremost Security in Demand, as Crime Rates Rise

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The demand for security protection is beginning to grow as theft and crime rates have begun to rise throughout the Midlands, despite our advice and Top Tips (Top Tips 4 ) . Extra work has been added to our schedules and this is frequently down to acts of crime and vandalism conducted on our client’s properties. The increasing price of materials, particularly metals, has lead to a spate of ...

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SIA: East Midlands Director Guilty of

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In a recent communication the SIA have proved that they still have teeth (Life in the Old Dog Yet) despite the change due after the Olympics. A number of people have thought that, because they are on their way out, enforcement by the SIA is likely to be more lax and prosecutions fewer. This local example proves otherwise:

Unlicensed Derby Director to Pay £14k for Security Offences A Derby director has been ordered to pay £14,000 after pleading guilty ...

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Nottingham’s Foremost Security: Watch this Space

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Just a word of warning: we have a new website design and content ready to be launched in the coming weeks. We’ve used Nottingham Creative Graphic Designers blu:72 Creative Graphic Design (www.blu72.com) to help us use a consistent design across our range of marketing materials: brochure and VBook as well as the website. All those who know us will be alerted when the launch is up and running

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SIA Reduce Prices For Licences

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We have frequently talked about the SIA and Licensing, and about the demise of the SIA, which is due to be replaced by a new regulatory body following the London Olympic Games of 2012 (SIA to Be Scrapped) ( Timescale for the end of the SIA). We have news of its’ parting gift to us, as stakeholders in the Security Industry. From 1st January 2012 the cost of an SIA Licence will be reduced to £220 from its’ previous level ...

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Foremost Security: A Christmas Poem for Nottingham

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Not a Top Tip this time (Top Security Tips ), just a festive poem!

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The mistletoe hung in the office with care, In the chance that a kiss soon would be there. The staff were all nestled and snug in their beds, With memories of parties and wine in their heads. ...

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Police Cuts in Nottingham a Cause for Concern?

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I was listening to the local BBC radio station the other day, which featured a senior ex-police officer commenting upon the cuts being made in the Notts police force, and how he didn’t think that current service levels could be maintained with reduced police numbers. Later that day his claims were refuted by a senior current Police official (can’t remember the name) who said that technology would help to take some of the strain. That has led to me thinking ...

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Alarm Call-outs Set To Be High Due To Windy Weather

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Nottingham’s Foremost Security expects to have a high number of alarm activation call-outs due to the windy weather conditions that have been forecast for tonight. As previously mentioned in out “Top Tips” blogs and blogs on weather (Christmas Weather ), making sure windows and doors are securely fastened will help to reduce the number and cost of false alarms and security visits that have to be made.

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SIA: Further Details for the Future

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At a recent meeting for SIA Approved Contractors a few pointers to the future of industry regulation were laid down by Bill Butler, who is the Chief Executive of the SIA. As previously outlined (SIA to be Scrapped?) and (Timescale for the end of the SIA) the SIA will be “replaced” following the London Olympics of 2012.

We were told that the replacement will resemble the current outfit in terms of personnel, though fewer in number, and the responsibilities of policing ...

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