Teaching Women Self-Defence Is Still The Best Way To Reduce Sexual Assaults

Woman Self Defence

A landmark research study has proven that teaching women self-defence tactics reduces the risk of sexual assault. Recently a UK research study, the largest conducted on sexual violence and harassment at UK universities, reported in the Guardian newspaper in November 2020, reported that more than half of UK students say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour but only a fraction … Read more

SIA Changes to Security Licence to Practise Qualifications

More Info On The SIA Changes For Security Licence to Practise Qualifications From April 2021

As you are aware there are changes coming into effect from the 1st April with regard to the SIA License Linked Qualifications and I have just had the following email from Pearsons; our Awarding organisation, so I thought that I’d share it with you in case you hadn’t heard anything. You Can Download The New Specifications From Here If you’d … Read more

Don’t Subscribe To The God Complex

Don't Subscribe To The God Complex

The problem with doing anything, like attending a training course or commission training from an organisation, is who do you take advice from? How do you safeguard yourself against things that could possibly go wrong and how will your preferred training support you if and when things don’t go as planned? In the business world  there are many ‘gurus’ who … Read more

Can I Continue To Train If I Am Out Of Date for my Physical Intervention Trainer Refresher [Video]

Can I Continue To Train If I Am Out Of Date for my Physical Intervention Trainer Refresher?

I’ve been getting quite a few calls recently on this issue because many trainers have either fallen out of date for their annual refresher or haven’t trained since qualifying as a trainer due to the current pandemic.

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The Forgetting Curve and How To Combat It

What Is The Forgetting Curve (And How Do You Combat It)? With covid impacting on physical intervention refresher training we must expect that staff who are not being trained will have forgotten most of what they have learned. This will be compounded by certain factors which can impact information retention. This blog post highlights how memory is lost over time … Read more

A Road To Recovery and A Very Inspirational Message For You

How What You Do Can Literally Change Someone’s Life – A Road To Recovery and A Very Inspirational Message For You

This was a lovely and unexpected video message that I received from Jonathan this morning.

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SIA Changes For Door Supervisors and Security Guards From 1st April 2021

SIA Changes For Door Supervisors and Security Guards From April 2021

The SIA (Security Industry Authority) has announced changes to Door Supervisors and Security Guard Professionals training and the new specifications can be downloaded from this Dropbox Link – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9st7u9vygde5khv/AABb17zae_QVw9AuQmdCsOIya?dl=0. For new license applications this comes into effect from April 2021 and for license renewals the additional  ‘top-up training’ will come into effect from October this year (2021). Awarding organisations are … Read more

Handcuffing and Covid In 2021 – Podcast

Handcuffs and Covid in 2021 – Physical restraint is a hazardous activity in it’s own right, and now with the covid infection and death rates rising once again combined with the rising tide of violence against staff, I want to broach the subject of handcuffing and how handcuffs and other forms of mechanical restraint devices can help reduce the risk … Read more