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Physical Security During Coronavirus

Posted by Simon Davis on Sunday, September 20, 2020, In : Guest Security Articles 
While much of society has changed in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting valued assets is still crucial for an organisation and facility to remain secure. Specifically, the need to protect the people responsible for critical infrastructure has never been more evident. Whether it’s healthcare, transportation, energy, or banking and finance, it is essential to keep society functioning.

With this top of mind, numerous factors need to be considered when developing a physical security p...

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Good practice following Physical Interventions

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Skills For Security 
Accessing help and support

There is always a potential for physical and psychological harm to staff and the individuals they are dealing with following an incident where force has been used. It is important where practicable to observe for adverse reactions including changes in well being, mood and behaviour that can occur immediately following an incident, or even days and weeks later.

Types of support mechanisms

  • Support from colleagues, friends and family
  • Line management support
  • Employee support...

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Risk Factors In The Use Of Physical Interventions

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Saturday, November 19, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
Techniques which should be avoided

Any physical intervention and particularly forceful restraint can lead to medical complications, sudden death or permanent disability, especially where situational and individual risk factors are present.

  • Strikes and kicks - Any strike must be recognised as a high-risk technique; whether it is a punch, kick, use of the knee, head or elbow, damage is likely to be sustained and can result in falls with devastating consequences.

  • Interventions involving the neck, s...

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Reducing The Risk Of Harm When Physical Interventions Are Used

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Monday, October 24, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
Dynamically assessing the risk of assault

You may have already seen the process of dynamic risk assessment using your Door Supervision Training. This can be applied to reduce the risk of assault in a situation.

1. Step back - Don't rush into an intervention - is it really necessary? If you have to account for your actions, then you need to be able to show a clear justification for how you approached the situation.

2. Assess threat and risks of harm to staff and to others through a decision to us...
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Legal And Professional Implications Of Using Physical Interventions

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Saturday, September 17, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
There are various definitions surrounding physical intervention and the following should provide a helpful guide.

Physical Interventions

A Physical Intervention is the use of direct or indirect force, through bodily, physical or mechanical means, to limit another person's movement.

A Defensive physical intervention is a skill used to protect oneself (or another person) from assault.

Non-restrictive and restrictive interventions

Physical interventions can be further broken down into:

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Positive Alternatives To Physical Intervention

Posted by Spartan 24 Hour Security on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, In : Skills For Security 
The use of physical intervention can increase risk to everyone who might be involved. For this reason every effort should be made to reduce the need for physical intervention. The goal is to reduce the need for physical intervention - not just to teach safer interventions.

Security staff should have some training in the knowledge and skills required to avoid or reduce the risk of conflict and calm a situation which is escalating. In this section I'll briefly review these vital primary and seco...
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