Thursday, 7 December 2017

Seaports Security

Seaports are faced with the challenge of providing a safe environment for port operators and the local community and at the same time should ensure the effective and efficient movement of products and goods related to international trade. Seaports are high-profile facilities that are vulnerable to many illegal activities such as theft, smuggling and terrorism. The potential to ship explosives, weapons, chemical material and dirty bombs into unsuspecting harbors has become a major threat to the global community. Ports also face an added level of threat with the continued rise of criminal activity.

The government of India has conducted security audits of seaports to ensure their foolproof security and foil possible attempts by terrorists to use them as launch pads to carry terrorists attack. Standard operating procedures (SOPs) were developed for dealing with the breach of International Maritime Boundary Line and SOPs were issued for upgrading security. Security Measures that include asset and cargo protection, video surveillance, trained security personnel’s and access control not only act to secure the port but also to deter potential criminals.

Benefits of Skill Development Training

Skills and knowledge are the motivating force of the financial growth and community development of any country. They have become even more important given the increasing pace of globalisation and technological changes provide both challenges that are taking place in the world. Developing your skills through skill development training provides significant benefits including:

Increase employment opportunities: - Without doubt training provides increased employment opportunities. Today, even entry level roles in many industries require base level qualifications. By completing a training course, your employment opportunities become wider.

Increased career development opportunities: - Experience alone, in many cases does not suffice when employers are seeking to promote their staff. By undertaking further training, the opportunity to develop your career is enhanced.

Personal growth: - Training not only provides you with the skills in a particular area. By undertaking skill development training you builds your networking, time management, and communication and negotiation skills.

Increase your knowledge and understanding of your local industry: - Interskills trainers are experts in their fields – they are closely connected within their industry. This provides you with local industry knowledge to supplement your growing skills.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Safety & Security Concerns in Hospitality Industry

Providing an accommodating atmosphere that doesn’t compromise safety is the biggest challenge that hotels face. Achieving these goals requires a multifaceted plan that starts with staff training and guest education about safety and security issues. Everyone is concerning about their safety and security when they are staying in the hotel during vacation.

The Hotel management has separated the hotel safety into two broad categories which are safety and security. The management categorized safety as in the services provided, also included the construction of the hotel interior designed whereby making sure they are safe built for the employees to work in and in-house guests. Security in hotel related to threats that set by people than setting by the physical surroundings, which means it depends on the person who set the security danger that cannot be predict. Internal Security is against theft, Fire safety, Proper lighting, Safeguarding assets and Track unwanted guests. External Security includes Proper lighting outside the building, proper fencing of the building, fencing of pool area to avoid accidents in the night, Manning of service gates to restrict entry and fixing of closed circuit TV cameras. Security Professionals play an important role in ensuring safety and security of hotels related physical assets, their staff and guests.

Voting Station Security

Security considerations are important in both the selection of appropriate voting locations and the layout within voting stations. Effective implementation of security measures at voting stations aids in ensuring the openness, freedom, and integrity of voting. 

Aims of Voting Station Security:-

  • The safety of voters at the voting station;
  • Security of all election materials, and particularly ballot material, while it is at the voting station;
  • Preventing intimidation of voters and voting station officials within and around voting stations;
  • The safety of voting station officials, observers, party or candidate workers, and official visitors at the voting station;
  • Ensuring that voting is conducted in a lawful manner;
  • Ensuring that only authorised persons enter the voting station and any surrounding restricted area;
  • Prevention of, or at least providing an effective response to, any disturbances in or near a voting station, or attempts to disrupt voting.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Security Metal Detectors

There are different types of security detectors, but the most commonly used are the hand held models and walk through models. With the help of a hand held detector, security personnel can physically detect if some person carries a metallic object. From the other side, walk through metal detectors are much quicker, and they alert the security personnel of dangerous objects such as knives or weapons. When the hand held scanner is turned on, transmission usually takes place between the wand and the object that is being inspected. The signal will be interrupted if it detects a metal in the inspected object. In this case, it will produce a sound that will alert the security professional to locate where the metal is hidden.

It is vital that a good level of precautionary measure should be taken considering that most places are security sensitive these days. The security metal detectors are mostly used by security personnel to ensure the safety & security in the airport, the college, the office building or any other areas. The people that are using them can control who enters a specific area and what he/she brings inside it. Metal detectors can deter potential criminals because the criminal will think twice before walking through a security check point, they offer alarm indication, the signal warns of the detection metal object, the indication can be visual and/or auditory and the alarm indication is off until a metal object is detected.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Security Culture

A security culture is considered to be the attitudes and behaviours of employees who collectively maintain, police and cultivate a strong security awareness and action in the protection of business objectives, assists and information. There is a perception throughout many organisations that security is the responsibility of security officer’s and departments. But security culture has to be inherent in the thoughts and actions of all the individuals at every level in an organization. The organisations culture towards security must be encouraged and this is a core responsibility of the organisation and its management.

All organisations are different and therefore security cultures must be designed and nurtured in a fashion that best supports the needs and requirements of the business. Although no security culture will be the same it is important to develop a suitable framework in which to build from and implement. Awareness is the gate to a strong security cultural. Being aware of the importance of security, risks and available safeguards is of crucial importance.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Benefits of Effective Housekeeping

Effective Housekeeping can eliminate workplace hazards and help get a job done safely and properly. Housekeeping is not just cleanliness. It includes keeping work areas neat and orderly; maintaining halls and floors free of slip and trip hazards; and removing of waste materials and other fire hazards from work areas. It also requires paying attention to important details such as the layout of the whole workplace, aisle marking, the adequacy of storage facilities, and maintenance. Good housekeeping is also a basic part of accident and fire prevention. A good housekeeping program plans and manages the orderly storage and movement of materials from point of entry to exit.

Benefits of Effective Housekeeping:-
  • Better control of tools and materials, including inventory and supplies.
  • Reduced property damage by improving preventive maintenance.
  • Fewer tripping and slipping accidents in clutter-free and spill-free work areas.
  • Decreased fire hazards and lower worker exposures to hazardous substances.
  • Reduced handling to ease the flow of materials, more efficient equipment cleanup and maintenance.
  • Improved morale and productivity.