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Nominations are now open for the second UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs), which will take place in London on March 1. The UK OSPAs the first of which took place earlier this year recognise and reward companies and individuals across the security industry. The awards are held in eight countries and aim to be both independent and inclusive, by providing an opportunity for chosen nominees and winners, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

The criteria for the awards are based on extensive research into key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance. Perpetuity Research has contributed to the creation of the criteria. The OSPAs are organised in collaboration with security associations and groups in the countries they take place in, with standardised award categories and criteria. Nominations are open until the November 13 2017. Submissions are invited in several categories. These include: Outstanding In-House Security Team , Outstanding In-House Security Manager , Outstanding Contract Security Company , Outstanding Security Consultant and Outstanding Customer Service Initiative . Entry to the UK OSPAs is free and is open to companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level. The nomination process is simple with only two questions to answer. A panel of leading industry figures will select award winners from finalists and the UK OSPAs will be presented at a prestigious awards dinner to be held at the Royal Lancaster, London on March 1 2018.

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Multiple approvals for British and EU markets would cost the fire industry millions of pounds

FIREX 2017 IFSEC Global caught up with former Royal Navy firefighter Ian Moore about the FIA s new engineering qualifications, the innovations on show at FIREX 2017, his forthcoming talk at Europe s largest fire-safety show, and the need for a holistic approach to fire safety. Ian joined the FIA in September 2015 as the new CEO. Previously to this Ian was the Managing Director of several companies operating in the fire and security industry the most recent being Elmdene International and as a Vice President of Potter Signal.

Recently Chairman of the BSIA Export Council and BSIA Operating Board, member of several fire and security committees, he has a wealth of experience to bring. Having lived in Oman, Taiwan and UAE, Ian also brings strong International experience to support any export activities of the FIA and its members. IFSEC Global: How did you first become involved with fire safety? Ian Moore: Coming from being a weapons engineer in the Royal Navy, I misread the advertisement and thought it said Fire Arms and not Fire Alarms ! In all seriousness, I was fully trained as a firefighter in the Royal Navy and had responsibility on various ships for the fire detection, alarm and sprinkler systems fitted thought the ammunition magazines. Upon leaving the forces, it was by chance I saw the advertisement and the rest, as they say, is history. IG: Could you briefly outline what you plan to cover at FIREX? IM: The FIA s overriding message is that of raising the bar on professionalism. We believe by individual s professional qualifications and companies audited by a third party is the only way to ensure this happens.

In addition we want to promote what the FIA can do for its members which is multifaceted. IG: How much of an impact do you think the new FIA engineering qualifications will have on the skills crisis? IM: I believe it will have a huge impact as does most of the industry given the comments we have received during a recent market survey. We need to make the fire industry attractive to young entrants into the job market and having a formal qualification gained through training is a big step towards that goal. With the potential of a reduction in European skilled labour (due to BREXIT), it is very much the right time to be introducing these qualifications so that we do not get to a crisis point (although many would say we are at that point already). IG: What impact do you think Brexit might have on the fire industry and is there anything the industry can do to prepare or protect itself? IM: Brexit means different things to different companies and cannot be rounded off as good or bad. Once we know the true deals then companies will navigate themselves towards the best for them and their offering. Standards and compliance (specifically to EN) is critical and it is important Government/BSI ensure we don t end up in a position that manufacturers need multiple approvals to cover British and EU markets this would cost the industry millions of pounds in wasted fees/costs.

IG: Are there any recent fire safety innovations that you re particularly excited about? IM: There are a few and they will be on shown during FIREX. To name one that comes to mind, given that I have an imminent meeting on the subject, is Coltraco s constant monitoring of liquefied and non-liquefied gaseous extinguishing systems and water/air-tight integrity by using ultrasonic technology. It s great to see innovation, not just for innovation s sake, but something that can a make a real difference in ensuring life/property safety systems you are relying on are ready to deliver when required. IG: Is there anything that hasn t be spoken about in this Q&A that you think is important to get out to the public? IM: I believe we should always have a holistic view when it comes to fire safety. Each company will obviously promote their products/services as the right solution. Commercial decisions often reduce the option to fit belt and braces so the best solution for the money is sought. Getting a professional risk assessment will go a long way to guiding on the options so spend the time and money in ensuring you get the best advice/guidance as it will save you in the long run and will increase your chances of fitting an effective life /property safety solution.

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Security guard injured in attempt to prevent robbery | Antigua …

By OBSERVER Media – Thursday, November 29th, 2012.

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Jump to Link in ArticleST JOHN S, Antigua A security guard at Royal Palms place is nursing injuries at the Mont St John s Medical Centre after he was injured while attempting to prevent a robbery at Digicel s Office on Friar s Hill Road.
The security officer, who was on duty over night, approached the robber after he observed some suspicious activity at the telecommunications company.
Sources tell OBSERVER Media that the guard was beaten several times with a fire arm during the incident, which occurred in the wee hours of the morning.
Digicel officials say the guard is shaken by the attack, but is doing well in hospital.
The thief is reported to have stolen some items although it is not clear what was stolen.
Blood was noticeable outside the Digicel office on Friar s Hill Road.
OBSERVER Media also noticed a broken window to the side of the building.
Normal operations at that branch were suspended this morning, but operations resumed as normal from noon.
Police investigators were on the scene of the crime this morning.

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B.C. security guard left for dead after merciless beating by three men …

A 65-year-old Surrey security guard is in hospital with more than 100 stitches to his head after being brutally beaten by three men in an unprovoked attack.

It was Sunday, the early morning and pouring rain, when Hoshiar Singh Bajwa was patrolling a construction site at Pitt River Community Middle School on Tyner Street in Port Coquitlam.

He was just doing his job, said Bajwa s son Baljeet at his father s bedside at Royal Columbian Hospital on Sunday. Now he s in trauma. He s saying he didn t know they were going to attack him like that.

It was around 3 a.m. when Bajwa saw a man jump the fence and went over to talk to him. The man said he needed help because he was being chased by two guys.

Bajwa didn t see the two other men who jumped him from behind, until they grabbed him and started beating him with one of the many metal rods lying around the site.

Even when Bajwa fell to the ground helpless, his attackers continued the assault, beating him and kicking him about 50 to 70 times for what felt like 10 minutes, said Bajwa. All the blows were to his head. When they were done, the men fled and left Bajwa lying in a pool of blood.

Dazed and in pain, Bajwa managed to call 911 and his family.

When his daughter Rita Grewal arrived at the site, she couldn t recognize her dad, who was covered in blood, soil, sand and mud.

There was blood all over, down his eyes and all over his clothes, said Rita Grewal. I couldn t even recognize him. The blood was too much. He couldn t even speak.

It took more than 100 stitches to close the wounds to Bajwa s head. The stitches criss-cross his forehead, then trail down his face to his eye and along the side of his head.

Lying in hospital, Bajwa s hair still had traces of blood, while his right eye was swollen shut. The beating was so severe doctors said he could lose vision in that eye, said Baljeet.

Grewal said her dad is pretty strong, and used to be in the military when he was a young man.

He tried to save himself, she said, but could not defend himself from an ambush from three much younger men who attacked from behind with no provocation.

Now Bajwa s family is left wondering what the motive could be for the assault, whether it was an attempted robbery, a racially motivated attack or someone s idea of a sick prank.

It was a planned attack, said Baljeet. They were looking for a soft target.

Arvinder Tanesar, Bajwa s supervisor at Canuck Security, said nothing was stolen from the site and there was no apparent vandalism.

Bajwa has been with the company for about two years and was an excellent employee and very polite, he said: It is really very bad. I can t express my words. We can t imagine who would do something like this.

Coquitlam RCMP said it is investigating.

Bajwa described the three men as Caucasian and in their mid-20s. One was about five foot eight, while the other two were about five foot five.

His family said they hope his attackers are brought to justice.

They should be caught and punished, said Rita Grewal. I don t know how they can look at themselves in the mirror when they see what they did.

It sickens me that such a senseless and cowardly attack happened for no apparent reason, said Baldev Grewal, Bajwa s nephew. Hate crime or not, this cowardly attack on a senior is appalling.

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Close protection personnel undergo intense training : Nykom | UK

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The Royal Military Police’s Close Protection Unit guards ministers, senior military officials and diplomatic staff on global deployments, so thorough training for new recruits is vital.

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MoD News – Royal Military Police Train For Close Protection

Members of the Royal Military Police (RMP) have opened up their training camp at Longmoor to give the public an insight into the training of the Close Protection Unit (CPU).

The main role of the CPU, part of the RMP, is to deliver provost support to operations across all spectrums of conflict.

The CPU prides itself in providing a professional and enduring worldwide close protection capability to the Ministry of Defence and to other government departments. All personnel in the CPU are volunteers sourced from within the Armed Forces. There is an eight-week selection course, divided into two parts – six weeks of training and a two-week exercise codenamed ‘Watch Tower’.

There is a strong emphasis on fitness and weapons-handling during training for the 35 entrants and usually there is a drop-out rate of between 10 and 15 recruits due to injury or unsuitability: “The training is progressive, demanding and well worth it,” said Sergeant Shane Owen from Swansea, who is a CPU Team Leader.

He joined the unit for the diverse aspects of the job and enjoys the informality and camaraderie of the team.

CPU staff usually wear civilian clothes and are armed with a variety of weapons not normally seen on the parade square.

Their main weapon is the 5.56mm C8 Colt Diemaco (L119A1), made in Canada. During training exercises, the recruits usually carry eight or ten magazines, each with 30 rounds. In addition, they will be armed with the Sig Sauer P229 pistol, in a holster worn on the thigh or chest. Instructors, who are playing the part of enemy forces, are armed with the 9mm Heckler & Koch MP5 Kurz.

The motto of the RMP CPU is ‘Protegimus’, from the Latin ‘haec protegimus’, which means ‘we protect/defend these things’.

During the exercise, the CPU team protect the ‘principal’ – a VIP such as the British Ambassador. Their main priority is his safety, and to keep eyes on all possible threats – which are most likely to happen when the principal is moving around in vehicles or entering and exiting buildings.

In the event of an attack, the CPU team will use their vehicles as cover and manoeuvre them in such a way that they can make an escape. If their vehicles are blocked and cannot be used to withdraw safely, they will use another tactic – the ‘big punch’.

In the ‘big punch’, the team will exit the vehicles aggressively and engage the enemy firing points with as many rounds as they can, during which the principal will be pulled out of the vehicle and made to keep down. Two team members will help him or her to safety while the others withdraw giving covering fire. If the principal is injured, he/she will be carried by one or two of the team while the others give covering fire. As a group, they will move at least 300 metres away from the enemy; firing positions then regroup and give medical attention if required.

Part of the training simulates this event, and all team members have to run carrying their weapons, ammunition and body armour with a 70kg dummy slung over their shoulders.

This exercise is known as ‘the body drag’. It simulates the principal being injured and having to be evacuated to safety.

Unusually for soldiers, who are taught to look after their kit, the CPU discard used magazines during a simulated attack or fire fight. This is because seconds might count, and time replacing an empty magazine in a pouch could prove fatal.

Staff Sergeant Glen Davidson, a wiry Scot from Falkirk, is the Senior Instructor at CPU HQ. He has worked with the unit for over ten years and has completed tours in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Yemen, Beirut, Iraq, Oman and Afghanistan. He has a practical approach to close protection: “The reality is that you are a glorified cabbie,” he said. “Forget the glory-hunting; bodyguarding is not like the movies. For me, it’s doing a professional job for the military or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

“We get a great variety of different tours in many countries. Sometimes they are ‘holiday tours’, but not in places like Helmand or Algeria.”

The CPU uses top-notch equipment. One of the unusual items is Simunition. Similar to paintballs, this ammunition comes in 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 9mm, with various coloured rounds. On impact, the round spatters and leaves a coloured mark. Simunition rounds do actually hurt and can break the skin on impact, so protective clothing and eyewear is used by recruits when being exposed to this ammunition.

According to Staff Sergeant Davidson: “Simunition teaches the recruits to take effective cover when in a fire fight, and nobody wants to be hit by it because it hurts like hell!

Members of the Royal Military Police (RMP) have opened up their training camp at Longmoor to give the public an insight into the training of the Close Protection Unit (CPU).
The main role of the CPU, part of the RMP, is to deliver provost support to operations across all spectrums of conflict.
The CPU prides itself in providing a professional and enduring worldwide close protection capability to the Ministry of Defence and to other government departments. All personnel in the CPU are volunteers sourced from within the Armed Forces. There is an eight-week selection course, divided into two parts – six weeks of training and a two-week exercise codenamed ‘Watch Tower’.
There is a strong emphasis on fitness and weapons-handling during training for the 35 entrants and usually there is a drop-out rate of between 10 and 15 recruits due to injury or unsuitability: “The training is progressive, demanding and well worth it,” said Sergeant Shane Owen from Swansea, who is a CPU Team Leader.
He joined the unit for the diverse aspects of the job and enjoys the informality and camaraderie of the team.
CPU staff usually wear civilian clothes and are armed with a variety of weapons not normally seen on the parade square.
Their main weapon is the 5.56mm C8 Colt Diemaco (L119A1), made in Canada. During training exercises, the recruits usually carry eight or ten magazines, each with 30 rounds. In addition, they will be armed with the Sig Sauer P229 pistol, in a holster worn on the thigh or chest. Instructors, who are playing the part of enemy forces, are armed with the 9mm Heckler & Koch MP5 Kurz.
The motto of the RMP CPU is ‘Protegimus’, from the Latin ‘haec protegimus’, which means ‘we protect/defend these things’.
During the exercise, the CPU team protect the ‘principal’ – a VIP such as the British Ambassador. Their main priority is his safety, and to keep eyes on all possible threats – which are most likely to happen when the principal is moving around in vehicles or entering and exiting buildings.
In the event of an attack, the CPU team will use their vehicles as cover and manoeuvre them in such a way that they can make an escape. If their vehicles are blocked and cannot be used to withdraw safely, they will use another tactic – the ‘big punch’.
In the ‘big punch’, the team will exit the vehicles aggressively and engage the enemy firing points with as many rounds as they can, during which the principal will be pulled out of the vehicle and made to keep down. Two team members will help him or her to safety while the others withdraw giving covering fire. If the principal is injured, he/she will be carried by one or two of the team while the others give covering fire. As a group, they will move at least 300 metres away from the enemy; firing positions then regroup and give medical attention if required.
Part of the training simulates this event, and all team members have to run carrying their weapons, ammunition and body armour with a 70kg dummy slung over their shoulders.
This exercise is known as ‘the body drag’. It simulates the principal being injured and having to be evacuated to safety.
Unusually for soldiers, who are taught to look after their kit, the CPU discard used magazines during a simulated attack or fire fight. This is because seconds might count, and time replacing an empty magazine in a pouch could prove fatal.
Staff Sergeant Glen Davidson, a wiry Scot from Falkirk, is the Senior Instructor at CPU HQ. He has worked with the unit for over ten years and has completed tours in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Yemen, Beirut, Iraq, Oman and Afghanistan. He has a practical approach to close protection: “The reality is that you are a glorified cabbie,” he said. “Forget the glory-hunting; bodyguarding is not like the movies. For me, it’s doing a professional job for the military or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“We get a great variety of different tours in many countries. Sometimes they are ‘holiday tours’, but not in places like Helmand or Algeria.”
The CPU uses top-notch equipment. One of the unusual items is Simunition. Similar to paintballs, this ammunition comes in 5.56mm, 7.62mm and 9mm, with various coloured rounds. On impact, the round spatters and leaves a coloured mark. Simunition rounds do actually hurt and can break the skin on impact, so protective clothing and eyewear is used by recruits when being exposed to this ammunition.
According to Staff Sergeant Davidson: “Simunition teaches the recruits to take effective cover when in a fire fight, and nobody wants to be hit by it because it hurts like hell!”

Man disguised as security guard steals post office takings …

A man dressed as a security guard made off with a post office s takings when he tricked the postmaster into handing them over.

South Wales Police is appealing for information following the theft of cash from the post office on Trebanog Road in Porth.

Pretending to be a security guard, the man walked into the premises at 12:55pm on Wednesday saying he was there to collect takings.

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Hammer cap stud front fastening

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