Today we bring you the news of the Olympic security guarding contractor – G4S Security Services UK – which will look to train up local residents to protect the Olympic Park construction. Laudable? Or not laudable? Your call.
And in the current climate of financial meltdown and impending economical apocalypse, one lone voice can be heard, taking a stand for the security installation sector, and heroically providing links to items of interest. That voice belongs to Alan Hyder, and his weapon: the SI Editor’s View. Read it!
In other news, investigators from the SIA got together in a field, pitched tents, drank warm lager and listened to music being played over a mile away, as they celebrated the ‘Festival of Compliance‘. Actually, that’s not quite what happened (I think) – they went to some music festivals in summer and checked the security staff’s licensing credentials. Groovy!
One security officer who may end up gracing the main stage at the inaugural Festival of Compliance (and I urge the SIA to make this a reality in time for next summer) is Mitie’s Verity Hartopp, who played her acoustic guitar to victory in a company-wide talent competition. She received her winning prize from Ozzy and Sharon Osborne impersonators. Awesome.
Something that you may have missed: Professor Martin Gill, director of PRCI, has been showing off his tool. Luckily, people seem to like it.