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Security Officer Apprenticeship receives approval in Scotland
Skills for Security will be launching a Security Officers Services Apprenticeship imminently in Scotland with the training delivered by the Security Industry Training Organisation (SITO). This landmark apprenticeship provides security officers with the most up-to-date training to develop the skills and expertise needed for a modern, professional security officer. The apprenticeship itself will cover First Aid, Health &...
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BSIA launches inaugural National Shred Day in partnership with charity Crimestopppers
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced it will be hosting its inaugural National Shred Day on behalf of its Information Destruction members, in partnership with independent national charity Crimestoppers. National Shred Day, which will be held at multiple locations across the United Kingdom on Saturday 2 October, is an opportunity for small businesses and members of the public to safely dispose their confidential waste ...
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British Security Awards 2021 Winners announced!
The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) flagship event, the British Security Awards, has recognised security officers and companies working to keep people, property and places safe during the last 18 months. Held online for a second year due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, the show also featured the Chairman’s Award, dedicated to Skills for Security Chairman and long-time BSIA associate Tony Allen, who sadly died at the begi...
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BSIA releases statement on Manchester Bombing Inquiry
The British Security Industry Association and its members’ thoughts are with those who lost loved ones, suffered injuries, and had their lives shattered due to the terrorist attack that took place at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017. The Manchester Arena Inquiry has highlighted key areas to improve upon in the interest of the public’s safety and wellbeing. Some failures are evident and the sooner we address them, the higher the quality ...
Skills for Security Chairman, Tony Allen, passes away at age 75.
It is with sadness that the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) announces the death of Tony Allen, Chairman of the Association’s wholly owned subsidiary Skills for Security and supporter of the BSIA for over 40 years. Tony was 75 and had been ill for a short while. A physics graduate and a one-time technical lecturer, Tony held senior positions at Scantronic and was a founder of Dycon, as well as holding many board positions...
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BSIA announces British Security Awards Finalists
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has announced the full list of national finalists for its British Security Awards 2021, which will again take place as an online showcase event. The event will be held on the original scheduled date of Wednesday 30 June and will now be held digitally due to the ongoing uncertainty and restrictions surrounding large scale events. This year the awards scheme received a record number of entries, fr...
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Connelly Security Systems enters in to partnership with Skills for Security
Connelly Security Systems (CSS), members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), have partnered with Skills for Security to access its newly developed online technical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to upskill their engineers. Over the next year, CSS intend to use Skills for Security’s online courses to upskill their workforce, starting with an initial ten engineers. The courses are aimed at installers, projec...
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Frontline security officers recognised across the UK for contribution during COVID-19
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has recognised the work of its members’ frontline security officers across the United Kingdom during COVID-19 by announcing its regional security personnel winners for 2021.   The BSIA’s regional security personnel awards are part of the Association’s national British Security Awards, which will be taking place on 30 June. All regional winners will now go forward as national finali...
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BSIA launches industry-first ethical Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) framework  
*Press Release* 01/02/2021 - The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) video surveillance section has launched an ethical and legal use guide for Automated Facial Recognition (AFR). The guide is the first of its kind, following recommendations on responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and encompasses useful terms and abbreviations, ethical uses, and mo...
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BSIA wins Business Member Association of the Year Award from the Association of Association Executives
*Press Release* The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has won the Business Member Association of the Year Award at the Association of Association Executives Awards 2020, which was held last night (16 December). In choosing the BSIA from a wide list of well-known and respected trade associations from across the United Kingdom, the judges chose the BSIA as overall winners by recognising that “the new leadership team have clearly ...
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