Self Defence Training

Self Defence Training

There are so many reasons that self-defence training is not the right choice for businesses looking to improve the safety of their staff. I am a strong advocate of situational awareness and risk training. This is a story of the exception to the rule. Situational awareness training and understanding a simple methodology like the 3…

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Bow and Arrow Terror Attack

If anyone was in doubt that terrorists would strike again this should make you think again. I just wrote an article for Tactics Institute for Security and Counter Terrorism on lone wolf terrorism. The situation and circumstances are in abundance at present for both Islamist and Right-wing terrorism. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, increased refugees and immigration…

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Hope is not a plan

Hope is not a plan

Do you know how to stay safe. Do you have a knowledge of awareness and how to identify, assess and manage personal risk or do you just hope that you and your employees will be ok. Hope is not a plan Every time I run a workshop I hear of far more issues and instances…

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Hotel Risks

Hotel Risks

Who has people that travel on business and dont know this? A fairly typical business trip hotel, its my room from last night. Look at that door. No spy hole and no secondary lock. Anyone with room access has access to your room. In a typical hotel, housekeeping, security, maintenance and possibly a number of…

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Spiked Drinks

Spiked Drinks

Spiked drinks have yet again been in the news. A number of substances can be used so don’t assume that these drugs are not readily available. Rohypnol, GHB and ketamine are probably the most commonly discussed but other drugs used include hypnotics such as zopiclone or the widely available zolpidem (Ambien), sedatives such as neuroleptics…

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What risks do your employees take on the way to work

What risks do your employees take on the way to work

What risks do your people take on their way to work every day. I sometimes feel that whoever designs railway pedestrian walkways has no concept of their security or safety other than falling on the track. Here is yet another example of a bridge I walked over where there was no possibility of visibility around…

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Terrorism threat is still there

If anyone was in doubt that terrorists would strike again this should make you think again. I just wrote an article for Tactics Institute for Security and Counter Terrorism on lone wolf terrorism. The situation and circumstances are in abundance at present for both Islamist and Right-wing terrorism. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, increased refugees and immigration…

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Terrorism – That wont affect our organisation

That wont affect our organisation. Im often told in the planning discussions with HR or Facilities when they book me that terrorism isn’t one of the areas that needs covering in the workshops. After a brief discussion with the attendees it is nearly always covered and often an area people worry about the most especially…

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Lockdown Door Jammer

Lockdown Door Jammer

For those that have been on my workshops or webinars you will know I love a doorstop. Great for personal security I have just done a review of the big brother/sister of doorstops. HERE

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Lone Wolf Attacks

Unfortunately the west should prepare for more of these ‘lone wolf’ type attacks. I have just written a piece for the Tactics Institute on this type of terrorist attack and why its likely to continue. Ignoring the possibility is not the right approach. Terrorism awareness training should I believe be included in any training that…

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