Tag archive for: 'Regulation'

Security industry Authority launches campaign to reduce workplace violence

On November 25th 2019, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced a new campaign to address violence against security staff and to promote safe working environments for licensed individuals.

Call #SaferWorkplaces, the campaign aims to encourage security staff to report acts of violence against them while also pushing employers to take a more active role in maintaining a safe...

SIA to require mandatory First Aid Training for new license holders.
While not yet formally announced, the SIA has confirmed that from April 1st 2020, all new license holders will be required to undertake mandatory First Aid training. While this is only currently affecting new applicants, it is expected that this will be extended to all existing badge holders in the near future. This news has been welcomed by those in the industry with several approved trainers hailing the move as a solid step forward in raising standards....
Information Commissioner Office (ICO) issues “damning report” on the use of facial recognition software by police.

On October 31st 2019 the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has released a report following an investigation into the use of live facial recognition software by police forces in the UK. While the investigation focused the case of the New South Wales, the report acknowledges the implications that it will have on police forces around the country. Specific reference was made to the Metropolitan Police Service.