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9

Apr
2015

Assault on Crowd Controller - Lesson Learned!

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A recent assault on a Melbourne Crowd Controller when attacked from behind highlights an ongoing issue for operational security staff - mobile phones! Pre-licensing training seeks to highlight why use of mobile phones during work creates a safety issue and yet evidence remains that personnel are not adhering to good practices.

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5

Apr
2015

Duress alarms and operational responses

Duress alarm systems, sometimes referred to as panic alarms are utilised in workplaces when the need is identified to protect employees and other staff from risks associated with hazards including personal assault, robbery or other environmental hazards.

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24

Mar
2015

Safe Work Australia Report on Attitudes to Risk

Safe Work Australia recently released a report entitled "Attitudes toward risk taking and rule breaking in Australian workplaces." As many security risks are also safety risks, this report is important for security leaders and risk professionals alike.

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20

Mar
2015

Crime rates and the assessment of risk

A key consideration in security risk assessments is the influence local crime rates might have against operational security risks. This is particularly important in workplaces where there are public-facing staff such as receptionists, customer service officers and other operational workers who might be exposed to aggression and other potentially violent crimes. Risks must also be considered for staff…

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10

Mar
2015

Risk Assessors Beware – NZ Lawyer Struck Off!

This case study highlights the issue that access control must be consistently applied, no matter what position an individual has in the workplace. It involves a New Zealand lawyer, a prisoner serving a sentence for serious crimes, and a prison allowing for “professional” visits between lawyers and prisoners. Of course, Victoria did have something similar with a former female prison officer and a long…

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7

Mar
2015

New ASIS Handbook Preparing for Certification

ASIS International publishes” Preparing for the CPP, PCI, and PSP Exams” to assist security professionals who wish to attain these designations. ASIS International provides the complimentary publication to encourage security professionals to use this publication for individual or group study.

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6

Mar
2015

ASIS - “Things” that are Happening Behind the Scenes!

As valued ASIS International members you may not always be aware of what we are doing behind the scenes. Each month, ASIS International updates in real time membership data and statistics which is available directly from the ASIS membership database. Please read on for more “behind the scenes” information.

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1

Mar
2015

Cloud Computing, Moving Forward with Strategy

“Cloud computing” means the ability to store and access data and programs over the internet instead of using your computer’s hard drive (that is known as local storage). Therefore the first requirement is internet access where you can then access your work anytime from any location. A recent review of cloud computing activity estimates annual turnover for cloud providers of around $100 billion.

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27

Feb
2015

New Research - Liquor Outlet Density and Violence

New research by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research has found that domestic assaults increase markedly when the number of hotels in a Local Government Area (LGA) exceeds two per 1,000 residents. The study also found that a sharp increase in domestic violence and packaged liquor licences but the relationship was weaker when the threshold was lower (0.75 per 1,000 residents).

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