Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments

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Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a major part in a risk management process. Risk assessment is the result of quantitative or qualitative rate of risk relative to an actual situation and a acknowledged threat or hazard. Quantitative risk assessment requires calculations of two factors of risk, the extent of the possible loss and the likelihood that the loss will occur. Methods for assessment of risk may vary between businesses due to general financial decisions, environmental, ecological, or public health risk assessment.

Identifying and understanding

Identifying and understanding risks are key aspects to any assessment. Once risks have been identified and categorised, the process of risk mitigation can take place.

Critically, we work closely and collaboratively with clients in identifying their risks, a mutual understanding is necessary to distinguish the potential and varying impacts to the business these risks portray.

Risk Appetite
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Risk Appetite

Many businesses have a "Risk Appetite", often it is considered that the greater the risk, the greater is the reward.

In essence, the appetite is owned and underwritten by the business (self insured), however, risks often impact issues other than finance, Reputation and Brand can be adversly affected when a business is involved in an incident or crisis.

Threat Impact Assessments

We are provide comprehensive threat impact assessments for facilities (offices, hubs, campus, manufacturing/supply chain establishments)

This is a process/tool that enables us to input data to determine risk severity levels that predominately originate outside the confines of a company's facility and may undermine local employee security and have potential to disrupt normal business operations.

Process Intent

  • Align business & security department threat assessments
  • Align and incorporate with Business Unit & Partner programs
  • Forms the core of risk based security programs by location
  • Embedded with & relevant to client business practices
  • Addresses Client Perceptions (local & corporate)
  • Provide client specific risk data
  • Enable efficient & effective risk mitigation
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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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