Security firms fined over death of security officer

  • Published on: 14 September 2016
  • By: Admin

Two security companies have been fined after a security officer died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year old father of three, was employed by London based KK Security Services Ltd, a member of the SIA Approved Contractors Scheme and a member of the British Safety Council, as a security officer on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security were sub contracted by Veritas Security (Southern) Ltd, a Southampton based company, despite it being written into the contract from the client that no sub-contracting would take place.

John Stern, director of JSS Security Ltd, prosecuted

  • Published on: 8 September 2016
  • By: Admin

On Thursday 10th August John Craig Stern, sole director of JJS Security Services Ltd (trading as Siteguard Contracts) pled guilty to failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

In June 2014, the SIA began enquiries into Siteguard Contracts following an inspection at a public funded construction site. The business was found to be supplying an unlicensed security guard whose right to work had expired several months earlier. This was reported to Home Office Immigration and Enforcement (HOIE).

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Navigating the Fresher’s Minefield

  • Published on: 25 August 2016
  • By: Admin
It’s the Big One! Off to Uni, with a million things to do, to remember… and to enjoy!

Enjoyment is a big part of the university experience, writes Richard McCann, but far too many Freshers become part of the ‘What went wrong’ statistics. That’s because they simply aren’t prepared. And while older students can help with tips about coping with student politics or weird house mates, we now live in times where safety and security are other issues you’ll probably be dealing with for the first time.

Navigating the Fresher’s Minefield