A Commitment to Health & Safety: IBA UK Achieves Silver Safe PQQ Verification for 2021

Posted on: Wednesday, 13 October 2021

At IBA UK, safe practice is at the core of everything we do. We’re therefore pleased that our commitment to Health & Safety has been recognised and independently verified through Alcumus  SafeContractor accreditation. IBA UK has once again been awarded Silver SafePQQ verification. This means that our company has achieved excellence in health and safety in the workplace, meeting extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme in the field. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting…

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IBA UK Ltd is delighted to be a member of the Federation of Small Businesses

Posted on: Thursday, 30 September 2021

IBA UK Ltd is delighted to continue being a member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The FSB’s mission is to help smaller businesses, by providing a range of business services. This includes advice, financial expertise, support and networking opportunities. The FSB also gives smaller businesses a voice that is listened to by the Government. If you run a small business, we recommend taking a look at the FSB website. Members get access to plenty of useful resources, including a free Health & Safety Compliance Guide.  

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The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 Just Came into Force. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Posted on: Monday, 16 August 2021

If you’ve got a flick knife, shuriken star, or telescopic truncheon — or around a dozen other types of weapons —tucked away in your house, you’re now breaking the law. On July 14th, the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 came into force, introducing sweeping new changes to what weapons you can legally keep in your home. The list of weapons now prohibited is set out in full in this graphic from the NPCC’s guidance page Previously, the Criminal Justice Act (1988) had made it illegal to carry these weapons in public. However, the new Act extends that to private premises. Police Chiefs comment that the measures are essential for controlling knife crime, especially amongst the young. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty…

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My Learning Experience with IBA UK – Level 3 Health and Safety Course

Posted on: Monday, 1 June 2020

We’re grateful to one of our recent students for providing the following feedback about his learning experience with IBA UK. My Learning Experience – Level 3 Health and Safety During Covid 19 I have had much more time on my hands and decided to use this time wisely and work on my own professional development. I have always wanted and probably needed to broaden my knowledge on Health and Safety, so I signed up for and completed the level 3 Health and Safety eLearning course from IBA UK – Highfields Training. The course was well designed and allows the learner to be in control of their own learning, the course can be done in bitesize modules and can even be…

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Kevlar Gloves for Door Security Staff – “cowardly, unnecessary and illegal”?

Posted on: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

A little while back,we received an email asking for our views on the use of Kevlar-knuckled gloves by door security staff. We think it raised some interesting and timely issues for security personnel, and we’d like to share the discussion. With a bit of paraphrasing, here’s the email, and the detailed response from our own Sandra Williams. The question I’ve just had a debate about the use of gloves with Kevlar knuckles whilst working as a Door Supervisor. Opinions were been thrown around about their use being cowardly, illegal, unnecessary or going against the SIA rules of conduct etc. But there were also other opinions about how great they are. A search online doesn’t really shed any light on the…

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all-day CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
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CCTV Training, SIA Level 2 @ IBAUK Headquarters
Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a CCTV Operator (Public Space Surveillance) within the Private Security Industry (RQF) You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the CCTV qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry using the skills you have learned. See full course details Duration Courses are delivered over four days. Plus, for those who do not hold the Unit 1 ‘Working in the Private Security Industry’ already, learners will be required to complete distance learning for Unit 1 before attending this training through home study.    

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