New health and safety sentencing guidelines

On the 1st February, new guidelines were brought into force to ensure sentences for health and safety breaches are fairly and proportionately applied. The new sentencing guidelines, which are described as the most dramatic change to health and safety legislation since the introduction of the Health, Safety Welfare at Work Act 1974 apply to: > health and… read more

Why restraint incidents go wrong: fight-or-flight vs SIA training

Posted on: Monday, 12 January 2016 ( Duncan White IBA UK ltd) Every so often, I come across a terrific article that makes me think everyone involved in security ought to read this. That’s exactly how I felt about this blog post from our respected colleague and industry expert, Mark Dawes. Mark puts together some genuinely useful information… read more

How to report online terrorist material – OJAST Ltd

The internet has revolutionalised how all of us communicate. Unfortunately, that includes terrorists. Sites that promote radicalisation and terrorist activity, or give information on terrorist methods, have become an integral part of global terrorist activity. In our recent blogs and newsletters, we’ve talked about the need for being vigilant in our day-to-day physical environment. But… read more

Counter terrorism with this simple measure – for all SIA Security Officers

 For the past 40 years, many home made explosives have been based on nitrogenous fertilisers. As the leading user of ammonium and ammonium nitrate-based fertilisers in the world, the UK has an important responsibility in keeping these materials safe from misuse. Blending, storing, transporting and using fertilisers all create opportunities for terrorists. One simple way… read more

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015 – Courts to recognise goo intentions of volunteers and small businesses

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government Volunteers, community groups and ‘good deed doers’, which could include (First Aiders, Security Staff, Positive Handling Teachers), have been given legal reassurance that courts will take account of the fact they have been acting to help society if something goes wrong and… read more

SIA Opening Times over Christmas and the New Year from OJAST Ltd.

Here is a message for ALL Door Supervisors that need to say (I have Lost my SIA Licence) in particular reference the Closure of the SIA over the coming period. Christmas Opening Hours General and Licensing Enquiries Door Supervisors, Security Guards and Close Protection Operatives Open: 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 December from 09.00 to… read more