Adapt and Adjust – COVID-19

With our usual events cancelled and licensed premises also currently closed we have turned our attention to providing a key security provision to our frontline colleagues in the supermarket and food supply chain, government estate, national infrastructure and utilities, transport network and of course hospitals.  We have been working hard at Security Scotland to supply our officers with the appropriate PPE, such as gloves, during these challenging times.  Whether you are working or staying at home the most important thing you can do to kill the COVID-19 virus is to wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water. #staysafe As always, our team has pulled together to deliver an exceptional service under very difficult circumstances. We are proud to have such a great team. Stay Safe. Protect yourself and others.

Security Scotland’s Training Division hosts inaugural Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management Course

This week Security Scotland’s Training Division completed its first ever Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management Course (Safety Officer) at our Glasgow head office. Industry experts Chris Baker and David Brannan opened the five-day course, setting the scene for the qualification and giving a detailed overview of the modules. Security Scotland’s management team were joined by several new Safety Officers from around the country as well as a couple of independent safety consultants. To help bring the training content to life, we were joined by several subject matter experts from across the country: The Role of the Safety Officer (Bob Park – Motherwell FC) Safety Certificates (Stuart McLeod – South Lanarkshire Council) Security Industry Authority (Ronnie Megaughin – SIA) Risk Fans / Ultra Groups (Inspector Marian McLean – Police Scotland) CT / Behavioural Detection (Superintendent Pat O’Callaghan - Police Scotland) Police Free Football (Alan Marshall – Hibernian FC) Pyrotechnics (Brian McNeill – Systechnica) The Role of the SPFL Delegate

SIA reduce licence fee!!

The Security Industry Authority will reduce the cost for individual licences for all sectors from £210 to £190 from the 1st of April 2020.  Find out more at

Security Scotland recommends CitizenAID

citizenAID is a simple, clear teaching aid for immediate actions and first aid for stabbing, bomb-incident or mass shooting. The app is free to download for Apple and Android phones. With the right skills and knowledge YOU can deliver care to yourself, your friends and family and to the stranger caught up in a disaster. Download the app via the links below.  Apple -  Android-

Robbery Prevention Measures

Due to an increase in street robbery, the Metropolitan Police Service in London are working to prevent crime in hotspot areas. While this initiative is taking place in London the principles and changes can be applied to areas across the UK. As security operatives are often working in these areas, they are best placed to educate the public and help prevent street robbery. Having received training to work in the industry, licensed operatives will be aware of many of the steps that can be taken to prevent street robbery. Still, as a reminder, here are recommendations that our team will continue to make to the public:  Stay aware of your surroundings and pay attention to who’s around you. Keep valuables such as mobile phones, watches and cash out of sight. Plan your route home. Look confident You are less likely to be targeted if you look confident. Move with purpose and try to be aware of


Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)

If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK - do not ignore it, report it. In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999. Our greatest line of defence is when the public and the police work together. The BVRLA and its members continue to cooperate and work closely with law enforcement organisations on matters relating to security threats and best practice.


Run, Hide, Tell: Firearms and Weapons Attack

In the UK the Police Service and partners work very hard to keep us safe from the threat of guncrime. Firearms and weapons attacks are thankfully extremely rare, but we must always know to do stay safe. What would you do if you came under fire or heard gunshots at work or in public? Should you stay and hide, or run for the nearest exit? Would you know what to do to stay safe?


Uunattended items lost… or suspicious?

Hidden? Has it been concealed or hidden from View? Bombs are unlikely to be left in locations such as this – where any unattended items will be noticed quickly. Obviously suspicious? Dose it has wires, circuits boards, batteries, tape or putty-like substances? Do you think the item poses an immediate threat to life? Typical? Is the item typical of what you would expect to find in this location? Most lost property is found in locations where people congregate.