Winter Weather Advice

Police Scotland is advising that the Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning and that conditions for travel may hazardous and EXTRA CAUTION should be exercised.  If you are travelling you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes. Remember to take the required PPE to work and if working alone follow the required lone working processes. Listen to media broadcasts especially local radio and Traffic Scotland Radio or visit www.trafficscotland.org. For public transport information visit www.travelinescotland. Follow @policescotland and @trafficscotland on Twitter for regular and up to date travel information.

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RUN HIDE TELL

On 2 February 2020 two people were stabbed in Streatham, London in what police termed a terrorist incident. This terror related stabbing was an isolated and rare incident however, please remember this advice from counter terrorism police in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

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Security Scotland Staff Awards

Security Scotland's inaugural Staff Awards which took place on the 24th of Feb at 29 Private Members Club. The team celebrated success and had a great evening.  The categories announced on the night included the "Staff's Staff Member of the Year Award, Training Award and the Employee of the Year Award. There are also a few surprise awards thrown in were announced on the night!!         

NOEA Respect Charter

Security Scotland has signed up to the National Outdoor Events Association’s ‘Respect Charter’ which is part of their new campaign to encourage better treatment of staff, volunteers, and attendees at events. The aim is for the events businesses to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to harassment of any kind while at an event.  The Respect campaign was launched at the NOEA Annual Conference, with the charter to be developed collaboratively with the industry.  Find out more about the campaign ⬇︎⬇︎ http://www.noea.org.uk/noea-launches-respect-campaign-at

Security Scotland Celebrate Pride with Glasgow Clan

Glasgow Clan celebrated Pride when they took on Fife Flyers at Braehead Arena as part of the first Elite Ice Hockey League Pride Weekend. 3250 fans attended to watch the game, celebrate inclusivity and promote awareness for LGBTQ+ causes and organisations.🏳️‍🌈 The Security Scotland Events team were in attendance to welcome sports fans to this very special game and ensure everyone enjoyed themselves safely.

Happy Burns Day

For those of you who will be raising a wee Dram to Scotland's most famous Bard, Sláinte Mhath!  Security Scotland’s events team were in attendance at Burns on the Beach this evening at Ayr beach to welcome attendees and ensure their safety as they enjoy a packed evening of events that pay tribute to Scotland’s most famous bard.   The fun kicked off at 7pm and concluded with a spectacular Burning Burns finale soundtracked by the incredible Clanadonia. Our friendly events team love working at this event and we hope you all enjoyed it too!!

Police Scotland’s Event Command Course

Security Scotland’s football Operations Teams were delighted to be invited to take part in Police Scotland’s Event Command Course at the Fountain of Youth Stadium, Hamilton yesterday. The course was attended by 34 Senior Officers and is designed to provide Event Commanders with the skills & knowledge to effectively plan, manage & develop contingencies for a range of events. Superintendent John McBride delivered an excellent session on the “Role of the Event Commander” with inputs from Bob Park – Safety Officer at Motherwell Football Club and a very informative input from Category 1 Referee Nick Walsh on the football laws of the game. Managing Director James Glackin commented “to be invited along to such a high-profile session and get a real insight into how one of our strategic event partners operates was fantastic for our team as we continue forging relationships in the football & event world.

Management Team attend Level 5 Diploma in Crowd Safety Management Course

Members of our Senior Management Team were joined by some of our clients to attend our Glasgow Head Office for the first part of a new internationally recognized Level 5 Diploma in Crowd Safety Management (Crowd Science) qualification. The qualification is a fantastic insight and refresher into all aspects of Crowd Management. We are always keen to ensure continual professional development for our team as well as striving to raise industry standards. The key areas covered include:  • Understanding the history of Crowd Management.  • Identify Group Behaviour using Crowd Psychology.  • Assessing Crowd Density throughout an Event Plan.  • Understanding the process for people flow modelling.  • Using resourced to analyse event accident and disaster causation.  • Understand how to incorporate time related crowd models into the six stages of Crowd Management.  James Glackin, Managing Director commented “It was great to see our senior team contributing effectively to this very current topic as well as being a great

The NCSC Small Business Guide

It’s natural for all organisations to experience bumps in the road. When something unexpected happens, such as a cyber incident, it can be difficult to know how to react. Naturally, you will want to resolve the problem as quickly as possible so you can resume business as normal.  The NCSC has created the Small Business Guide to Response and Recovery to help small and medium sized businesses prepare their response and plan their recovery should a cyber incident occur.  To view the guide visit http://bit.ly/2tMEXJJ