Tag archive for: 'Coronavirus'

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Darren Read – A Soft Touch
In his first editorial for Infologue.com, Amulet Security Managing Director, Darren Read discusses the importance of soft skills that security officers will need to deploy in the face of potentially aggressive or threatening behaviour from building occupants and customers in a post-lockdown world.  Security officers are so much more than simply a guard at the front door. That’s been the case for years now, and the industry reaction to the COVID-19 p...
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Mitie to provide essential services to 12 Coronavirus Testing Centres
On July 7th 2020, Mitie announced that it would be providing security and waste management services to 12 NHS Coronavirus Testing Centres, an increase of 7 on the 5 that they already cover. These centres are distributed through the country and include Ashford, Newbury, Gloucester, Salisbury, Ramsgate, Ebbw Vale and Deeside. The opening dates for the sites were as follows:   Beehive Park and Ride in Salisbury - 30 May 2020 Hempstead Meado...
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Churchill Group’s launches Covid-19 symptom tracker application

On Monday the 11th of May 2020, the Churchill group launched a new Coronavirus tracking application via their digital platform, Mo:dus. The aim of this app is to help trace and curb the proliferation of Covid-19 in the UK.

Churhill employees will be encouraged to report any symptoms on a daily basis, following which the app will share the government’s self-isolation guidance whi...

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Case Study: Nightingale Hospital with Wilson James

In these troubling times it has been truly inspirational to witness the efforts of organisations throughout the construction and security sectors in building the NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCeL London. As an integral part of this massive collaborative feat, Wilson James used its security and logistics expertise to help create a facility that will treat those seriously ill with coronavirus.

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SIA Chief Exec issues statement on Critical Worker designation for security officers

The Chief Executive of the Security Industry Authority has released a statement with regards to Security Officers and whether they are considered to be Critical Workers during the Covid-19 Crisis. Please find the full un-edited statement below:

"On Monday, 23 March the Prime Minister announced further instructions to the British public to combat the spread of Coronaviru...

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Skills for Security calls for training provider funding during crisis

On Thursday the 26th of March, the British Security Industry Association’s Skills for Security called on the government to guarantee funding for independent training providers to help them mitigate damage caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

This action is in response to the Department of Education’s guidance released on Monday which stipulates that their policy ...

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BSIA calls on government to clarify status of security personnel during crisis

On March 19th 2020, the British Security Industry Authority called on the government to clarify the status of security officers with the chance of a lockdown and school closures looming.

As a members organisation, the BSIA seeks to clarify whether the scope of their member’s business will be covered by the critical worker classification. This includes manned guardin...