NHS Thank You Wall

NHS Thank You Wall  Local Children and children of the Security Scotland team are showing their appreciation for our NHS work by creating artwork for an NHS thank you wall.  The wall is onsite at one of the locations that Security Scotland have provided frontline staff for. The Security Scotland team will be joining the nation this evening at 8pm to #clapforourcarers to show our appreciation for our key workers and the vital role they play in the fight against COVID-19.

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Security Scotland volunteers assist Glasgow Homelessness Charity.

Security Scotland Volunteers Assist Glasgow Homelessness Charity. Last night three of our fantastic Security Scotland team gave up their own time in Glasgow City Centre last night volunteering for our friends at the Kindness Homeless Street Team - Glasgow. They were assisting with social distancing & queue management and also helping to ensure the homeless community of Glasgow enjoyed their meals, courtesy of the Street Team, in a safe environment. We’ve been amazed by so many of our team volunteering their services and willing to dedicate their own free time to assist the Street Team every night. A Street Team spokesperson commented “The group used to go out once a fortnight but is now hitting the streets daily to support the vulnerable. With limited resources, there is no longer enough food for each day and the volunteer is concerned about people fighting each other for food. In the heartfelt appeal he added: "We

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Security Scotland’s Training Division Complete Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management

Security Scotland’s Training Division Complete Level 4 Diploma in Spectator Safety Management 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 –

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Security Scotland Provide Frontline Workers As Part of the COVID-19 Response

Security Scotland Provide Frontline Workers As Part of the COVID-19 Response 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. Security Scotland staff are proud to be part of a team of frontline workers throughout the country who have been deployed as part of the COVID-19 response. We are so proud of our staff working within these high profile areas, the effort they are showing getting to their work while transport links are minimal is a massive credit to them during these uncertain times.

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#LookUpLookOut How to Help Prevent Sweet Robbery

#LookUpLookOut How to Help Prevent Sweet Robbery 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 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

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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.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsCiAQXQTgc&feature=youtu.be

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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?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYPyZ3ErFy0&feature=youtu.be

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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.

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Scottish Region Counter Terrorism

As the UK prepares to kick off the summer months filled with festivals, concerts, sporting events and holidays; specialist and local officers will be working together, along with a number of key partners to undertake a range of activities throughout Scotland, aimed at providing the public with useful information to help deter terrorism and keep them safe in the event of a terrorist incident. Launched for the first time last year in response to the terror attacks in both London and Manchester, ‘Summer Security’ has already delivered advice, best practice and training to thousands of festival workers, staff and security guards across the UK and highlighted advice to holidaymakers both home and abroad, all aimed at Keeping People Safe. Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) have released a guide to provide advice to stay safe at this summer’s festivals, sporting events and at crowded places whilst also offering advice for holidaymakers view the guide here.

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