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Crisilience was formed from two words;

"Crisis" and "Resilience"

A Crisis is any event that is, or expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community or whole society.

Crises are deemed to be negative changes in the security, economic, political, societal or environmental affairs, especially when they occur abruptly, with little or no warning.

Resilience (from an organisational stand-point) could be simply defined as: "the positive ability of an adminstration, system, company or entity to adapt itself to the consequences of a catastrophic failure caused by geological, meteorogical, power outage, a fire, a bomb or similar" event.

In recent years the term has been used to describe a burgeoning movement among entities such as businesses, communities and governments to improve their ability to respond to and quickly recover from catastrophic events such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

Today, in government, commerce & industry, "Crisis" and "Business Resiliency" are buzz words and only recently considered important, brought on by the the geological, political, societal and financial events we have been witness to of late. These events have been the corner stone in the creation of necessary BRCM (Business Resiliency & Crisis Management) programs and processes in order to provide and ensure Business Continuity.

Whether through our professional security personnel, in-depth risk and impact assessments, security concept designs and training programs, the Crisilience team are committed to excellence and to support our clients in Strategic, Tactical and Operational elements of their Business Resiliency & Crisis Management programs through Integration, Innovation and Inspiration.

Who we are
Crisilience Ltd was formed in October 2012. The team & our operatives have an extensive range of highly professional skills, a well established history and a vast experience within the security industry for over 30 years.

All have become "Trusted Advisors" to our clients, past and present and we are determined to maintain those special relationships far into the future. We believe that we stand out from the crowd.

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What we do
Crisilience provides not only those core security services that are synonymous with the security industry, it also provides enhanced security operational services at times when the client requires something more, during times of crisis or when incidents occur that require a timely resolution.

We pride ourselves in being able to put a hand on a shoulder anywhere in the world with the offer of support to assist on critical tactical programs or even simple advisory help. For a list and links to our services, check the menu bar above.

Where we do it
We like to say, "We are ubiquitous", as our professional operational team members and partners are widely dispersed around the globe.

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Mission Statement

"To provide exceptional and timely service and support to our clients demonstrating our dedication to excellence through integration, innovation and inspiration".

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Close Protection Professionals

Close Protection Professionals

Many Close Protection Professionals are up-skilling and undertaking (among others), counter/surveillance courses, weapons courses and advanced security driving courses.

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) in the UK has stipulated that in order to obtain a licence it is mandatory for applicants to be in possession of either a current First Aid at Work (FAW) or First Person On Scene intermediate (FPOSi) certificate. That said; when renewing an SIA CP licence, proof that the applicant has an in-date FAW/FPOSi certificate is not required, there are no means within the SIA to record this either.

In my first paragraph above, I mentioned that Close Protection Professionals are, indeed, up-skilling by doing other advanced courses; however, it has occurred to me that many are not renewing their FAW/FPOSi certificates prior to renewing their CP licence. Surely, it is important for the professional CPO to be up to date and hold a valid FAW certificate, otherwise why should this be stipulated as a requirement to obtain a licence in the first instance?

Most CP training companies will provide FAW/FPOSi training as part of the Close Protection course package. My question is, do they follow up with their students when their FAW certificates have expired?

In order for me to continue teaching First Aid, I have to requalify and renew my FAW certificate even though I am continually teaching the subject; shouldn't this apply to the Professional Close Protection Operator to be able to continue working in this field?

Although not obligatory, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and all awarding bodies strongly recommend that first aiders should undertake a minimum 3 hour refresher each year in order to keep first aid skills current. In most cases, having done a first aid course, the student will never have to revisit/review those skills until they need to re-qualify, that is to say, if they actually renew their certificate. Would the first aider be competent to deliver first aid when really needed?

My corporate clients have to ensure their first aiders’ certificates are renewed and, indeed, send them on annual refreshers. To comply with the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers must have the correct first aid facilities -based on a risk assessment (this includes first aiders and equipment) in their workplaces. If employers are found to be not complying with the Act they face prosecution and heavy fines.

Questions for thought:

  1. Is it due to lack of regulation that the professional CPO does not renew their FAW certificate?
  2. Is it the lack of time needed to re-qualify that prevents the CPO renewing?
  3. Is it the cost of the course that prevents the CPO renewing?
  4. Is it that the CPO feels a First Aid qualification is not important to renew a licence?
  5. Is your FAW/FPOSi certificate in date?
  6. Has your training company informed you that your First Aid certificate has or is about to expire?
  7. Have you renewed your FAW/FPOSi certificate?
  8. Would you be competent (Really) to deliver first aid when needed?
  9. If your FAW/FPOSi certificate is due to expire, will you renew it?

I’d be very interested to hear your thoughts on this issue either on this page or via email

Kindest regards

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