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Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

In the emergency response industry, it is unfortunate but true that your job will see you dealing with situations where alcohol consumption has caused detrimental and sometimes tragic situations. While there is no safe level of alcohol consumption while driving, Australia has strict laws about drinking alcohol and driving. Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is the [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Submersible Intrusion Detection Systems

Monitoring perimeters to prevent the unauthorised boarding of ships is an important element of maritime security. The environment presents greater challenges to both the security of the property and those wishing to gain unauthorised access. Threats of underwater terrorist attacks are a concern to the maritime industry and port law enforcement agencies. Ports face threats [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Possession of Prohibited Weapons

  It is illegal in Australia for the general public to carry prohibited weapons without a Governor in Council Exemption or a Chief Commissioner's Approval via the Licensing Regulation Division. This includes dangerous articles and controlled weapons. A dangerous article is any item that can be potentially used as a weapon. It may have been [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Communicate Effectively in the Security Industry

  Effective application of modern security procedures is highly dependent on fluent, consistent communication between security officers and their team members, as well as security officers and their clients. It is a standard expectation of the industry that security officers be able to deliver concise verbal and written documentation in order to provide an optimal [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Potential Maritime Threats

  The following are universally identified as potential threats when working in Maritime Security. Terrorism Although terrorist attacks represent a minor 2% of all international maritime incidents to date, the nature of the industry means that terrorism is considered a common threat. Attacks of a biological nature are of particular concern (such as the interference [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Security Procedures for Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

Applying security procedures to licensed venues requires a variety of standard and sensitive techniques in order to administer regulations that outline what defines the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification required by all licensees. Alcohol is a substance that depresses the central nervous system, and in turn, reduces ones control over their own behaviour and [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Ship Security Officer Duties

  The Ship Security Officer (SSO) is appointed by the security company and the ship’s master to ensuring vessel security. They are an important asset under the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) code and must hold certificates of proficiency for their role. The shipping company will appoint, on each of its vessels, a Ship [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Security Manpower ; What is the cost of feeling safe? – From ASIAL

Security Manpower - What is the cost of feeling safe? 12th May 15 (view the original post here) Guest blog by Adam Byrne, Director of Safety and Security at UWS, who will speak at the2015 Security Conference in July 2015. We all recognise, the security industry is at its heart a service industry. Therefore you [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

France & Australia to Swap Counter Terrorism Officers to Improve National Security

After the recent brushes with terrorism-related events in both countries, Tony Abbot and Francois Hollande discussed the prospect of swapping counter-terrorism officers in a bid to improve national security. Nick Miller reported the following details from Paris. France and Australia to Swap Counter-Terrorism Officers to Improve National Security

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00May 4th, 2015|0 Comments