Registration for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 security & fire apprentice competition now open

Adding a fire installation challenge for the 20th anniversary year Registration for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 has now opened, as the competition returns to IFSEC International for it s 20th anniversary year, 19-21 June 2018. This year the competition is taking a further step towards tackling the the growing engineering skills gap by adding a live installation challenge for fire apprentices, as well as for those from the security sector, following a successful trial in 2017. This will mean that in 2018, more than 60 young apprentices will compete against each other in teams of 2, live on the IFSEC show floor.

The 3 heat winning teams of security apprentices from this summer s Engineers of Tomorrow competition will be joining their industry next month at the Security Excellence Awards, where the overall winners will be awarded the 1000 prize. Next year the heat winners from both the security and fire challenges will receive their invitation to the awards, in addition to earning credits towards NVQ qualifications and fantastic industry recognition. Whether you re a security or fire apprentice, or the employer or college lecturer of apprentices, you can now register yourself or nominate a colleague for Engineers of Tomorrow 2018 here. embedded content Free Download: A Technical Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Fire legislation, which is written for the purpose of life safety, requires duty holders in non-domestic premises to assess fire risks and put in place arrangements for the prevention of fire and to protect people from fire when it occurs. This guide provides an overview of the need to know information for fire detection and alarm systems and your legal requirements, key actions, key terms and more.

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SIA chairman Baroness Ruth Henig to step down

SIA chairman Baroness Ruth Henig to step down Baroness Ruth Henig will step down from her post as chairman of the Security Industry Authority on 14 January, Lord Taylor of Holbeach has announced. The Baroness will leave at the end of her term of appointment after serving two terms as chairman of the Regulator. The news emerges ahead of the Regulator’s 2012 Stakeholder Conference, which takes place in central London tomorrow.

Commenting on this development, Lord Taylor said: “I would like to thank Baroness Henig for her enthusiasm and commitment to the Security Industry Authority during the past six years. She has led the SIA through challenging times and has been inspirational in her support of her chief executive and staff. The Home Office will appoint a new chairman in due course.

Baroness Ruth Henig CBE speaks on policing issues in the House of Lords and is a member of the House of Lords European Scrutiny Committee which covers social policies and consumer protection. The Baroness has extensive experience within the police and security sector and is currently serving as a member of the Independent Police Commission which is chaired by Lord Stevens. Baroness Henig is president of the Association of Police Authorities and was formerly chairman of Lancashire Police Authority and a member of the National Criminal Justice Board.

In 2000, Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for her services to policing, and in 2002 was appointed as a deputy lieutenant for Lancashire. In June 2004, the Baroness was made a life peer as Baroness Henig of Lancaster. Baroness Henig s appointment at the SIA began on 15 January 2007 for a three-year period, with her re-appointment running for a further three years to 14 January 2013.

Building The Future Special Award As reported on Info4Security, Baroness Ruth Henig was honoured at the 2012 Security Excellence Awards with a Building the Future Special Award for her significant contribution to the regulated security sector.

The Baroness was praised for her tireless efforts to build trust and confidence between the Regulator and those operating within the private security sector.

The award was presented by Interconnective’s managing director Bobby Logue and Brian Sims, media solutions manager for UBM Live’s Security and Fire Portfolio.

Foreigner Gets Ass Kicked After Chinese Security Guard …

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Here s another reminder that being a flagrant asshole to others can have consequences. A foreigner recently got the crap kicked out of him by security guards after he said fuck you to one of them in English. According to The Nanfang1 (via Southern Metropolis Daily2), the incident happened last Friday in Tianhe District in Guangzhou when a foreigner was told he d have to use a cargo elevator because his luggage was too heavy.

After the salty words ( fuck you ), the security guard responded, You are rubbish. And then the foreigner said, according to Southern Metropolis Daily (probably sic), What s the hell bullshit are you talking about?

Bad things ensued, as The Nanfang relays:

A fist fight then ensued involving four other security guards who helped beat up the foreigner for around 10 minutes.

The foreigner was hospitalized and the security guard was taken to Linhe Street Police Station where he confessed to throwing the first punch but refused to apologise.

When it was discovered that the foreigner had missed his flight home because he needed to receive treatment, the security guard was ordered to apologise and pay his medical fees.

Neither party comes out of this looking very good especially not the side that put on the four-on-one beat-down but it s nice to see the foreigner will soon be home, where surely he can say fuck you to anyone he wants in any language! without repercussion.

The episode reminds us of a certain edition of Laowai Comics, the top panel of which is above. Go check out the rest of it3 and remember to come back tomorrow morning4 for the newest comic.


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Alleged killers of security guards for court tomorrow – Jamaica Gleaner

The police say two men charged in relation to the murder of three security guards employed to the Guardsman Security Company are to appear in the Sav-la-Mar Resident Magistrate court tomorrow.

Nineteen-year-old Kevon Smith and 22-year-old Jason Buckland, both of Westmoreland addresses have been charged with three counts of murder and robbery with aggravation.

The guards were killed on Friday, June 29.

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