Raising Standards In The Security Industry

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4* Service vs. 5* Service

People in all sorts of businesses, from small and large office based companies, convenience stores, cafes to sporting teams are always expected to perform well as individuals and as a group to hit targets and win games or matches. My article however is abo ... (read more)

Close Protection - A Specialist Industry...?

Conducting an infantry role in a non-infantry unit did not appeal to me. I had only been in the Army a couple of years but I wanted to be surrounded by keen soldiers doing a professional soldiering role at the very best the British Army can provide. I was ... (read more)

As the regulator of the security industry, is the Security Industry Authority's stipulated minimum of 138 hours training time sufficient to train close protection operators to work in the UK

The recent London Olympic and Para Olympic games in 2012 generated the highest level of demand for close protection operators in the UK since licensing began in 2006 which led to a large influx of people training and obtaining licenses. The Security Indust ... (read more)

As the regulator of the security industry, is the Security Industry Authority's stipulated minimum of 138 hours training time sufficient to train close protection operators to work in the UK (Non Academic Writing)

One of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) missions is to raise standards and ensure that security operatives are properly trained and qualified to do their job. In a survey of 231 security operatives, 76% said they thought the SIA's stipulated 138 hours ... (read more)

Are standards in the security industry really the fault of the SIA?

Raising standards in the security industry is something some people are very passionate about but what does raising standards actually mean and is it all the fault of the SIA? One of the biggest debates in the UK security industry is whether the SIA’s re ... (read more)