Door Supervisor Advance Fee Scam: Please Be Aware

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The SIA is making everyone aware of a company claiming to offer free door supervisor training, a free SIA door supervisor licence, and the offer of employment. On application, the company asks for the applicant to pay £50 towards the cost of a criminal record check. Please be cautious of any company which asks you to […]

G4S Reinforces Commitment to Employee Training

G4S Secure Solutions (UK), the UK’s leading security company, is celebrating the 2000th employee to gain a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), reinforcing the company’s commitment to broadening employees’ knowledge and skills. Ryan Blewitt was awarded a certificate at a ceremony held at Canary Wharf this week. Gordon Hermiston, Managing Director from TQ training, specialists in […]

Physical Intervention Training for Door Supervisors to Become Mandatory

Following recommendations by the Security Industry Authority and in the interest of public safety, ministers have agreed that physical intervention skills training will become mandatory for all door supervisors in the United Kingdom. Although this training is already a compulsory part of the updated nationally-recognised door supervision qualification for new applicants introduced in June 2010, […]

Working the ‘Circuit’ – a glance at Close Protection

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See a celebrity out in public and more often than not they will be accompanied by a more than physically capable-looking bloke dressed in a suit – sporting sunglasses and a radio earpiece.  This tends to be the accepted and glamorised view of close protection work.  Undoubtedly there are celebrities, business leaders, high net-worth individuals, […]