Changes to training required for SIA licence

New requirements are needed for SIA door supervisor and security guard licences including updated qualifications, first aid qualifications and top-up training before you applying. This is for all sectorsa except close protection and vehicle immobilisation. More changes are planned for April 2022. These changes are taking place to help keep the public safe, follow new […]

No more password logins for Microsoft Logins

There has been a steady move to password-less technology to access email accounts. For security reasons, many companies have been trying to move away from passwords due to the issues they can cause to security, instead moving towards authenticator apps/ security keys/ verification codes sent to phones etc. instead. Microsoft will remove passwords with immediate […]

New counter-terrorism e-learning course for security

Security professionals can now access ACT Security, a free, specialised training for front line security operatives. The custom-built training provides up-to-date counter-terrorism knowledge to help operatives prepare for and respond to terrorist incidents whilst on duty. The course will take around 1 hour 15 mins with 5 modules the role of a security operative in […]

Community bathroom scheme

Camden council is asking for businesses, especially in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury, to be part of a scheme allowing the public to use their facilities during normal opening hours. Camden will pay up to £750 to these businesses and promote through their online toilet map. Contact Street Environment to register your interest and learn more.

Government published new Beating Crime Plan

The new Beating Crime Plan has been devised by Boris Johnson to ensure that everyone feels safe in their homes and safe on the streets. The plan involves reducing crime and violence, preventing incidents, ensuring the most dangerous criminals stay off the streets, help to successfully rehabilitate some offenders, and improve confidence in the justice […]

Are you prepared for post-lockdown security?

The Fitzrovia Partnership is proud to support Counter Terrorism Policing’s vigilance campaign and encourage our partnership member businesses and the public to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Communities defeat terrorism. Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Matt Twist, Senior National Coordinator Protect & Prepare has said, “Whilst terrorist attacks […]

Guidance for door supervisors

The SIA has published guidance to support security professionals working on doors in various industries, such as retail, on how to protect themselves and others. As lockdown restrictions are eased, door supervisors will be returning to work at licensed and nighttime entertainment premises and having not worked in that environment for a while, some training […]

Incident management for businesses and premises

What to do when faced with an incident in your premises or nearby Effective incident management that is well planned and rehearsed, is critical to managing a situation and reducing risk to everyone involved and around. Read the useful guidance and steps from The Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure [CPNI] that organisations […]

£6million investment pledged to green spaces in London

The Grow Back Greener Fund of £1.2 million, and Green Resilience Fund Space Fund of £4 million, will create and improve green spaces in the London areas that need them the most. Grants will be offered to community group, schools and local authority projects like pocket parks, and neighbourhoods through the Grow Back Greener Fund, […]

Alert: Potential office scam in central London

An incident has been reported of unlawful access to an office building. At 21:30 on 26/06/2021, two males wearing hi-vis jackets entered a building in Soho stating that they were COVID inspectors and were there to do an inspection. No face masks were worn by the two males.The males were recording inside the site and […]