Tag archive for: 'Covid-19'

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...
Corps Security publishes report in to Covid-19 security officer mortality rate

Corps Security has just released the findings of a new report, conducted under commission by Perpetuity Research, on why security officers have one of the highest death rates from Covid-19. This report follows the announcement in May by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that the death rate among security officers Is 45.7 deaths per 100,000 people, one of the highest in the UK.


Theo Nicolaou – How will the security sector change post-pandemic?

In his first blog for Infologue.com, SmartSec Solutions Managing Director, Theo Nicolaou, discusses how the security industry and the role of security officers will change in a post-pandemic world.

The security industry has been fundamentally changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The role of the security officer has moved from being invisible and seen by some as unskilled to being right...

BSIA & security industry aims to redefine the public’s perception of security officers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, security officers have been performing critical roles in hospitals, food distribution warehouses, and supermarkets around the country without the wide-recognition afforded those they have been working shoulder to shoulder with. They have also been protecting the closed stores, empty office buildings and factories against would-be looters ensuring that we have something to reopen when t...

Axis Group signs on to the Covid-19 Business Pledge

On the 13th of May 2020, UK based security and FM company, the Axis Group, announced that they have signed on the C-19 Business Pledge. The aim of this initiative is for industry and academia to cooperate in doing their most to help staff, clients and community stakeholders during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative was launched by former UK Cabinet Minister, Justine...

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...

Bob Forsyth – Is Covid-19 a Turning Point for our Sector’s Recognition?
Who would have thought that in just a few weeks life would be transformed by an invisible enemy known as Covid-19, bringing a shocking death toll and shutting down the global economy? The final impact on the economy will only become clear as countries emerge from their lockdown periods. However, with economists from bodies likes the IMF stating it could be worse than that seen in the Great Depression, we are undoubtably in for a bumpy ride. ...
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...

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 ...