PSSA Newsletter - May 2018

NEWS  |  ISSUE 19 May 2018 – 2 – For any of the above contact Robert Bennison at the PSSA office via PSSA News CALLING ALL PSSA MEMBERS... V V Are all your independently tested HVM products listed on the HVMhub website? Listings are FREE. V V Do you want to sign up to be a PSSA HVMhub certified CPD seminar presenter? V V Do you know of a company or organisation that would like a CPD presentation on Temporary or Permanent HVM solutions? First CPD modules developed The JSaRC/Home Office supported HVMhub project, delivered by the PSSA, is gaining pace and support. A key part of the programme is the provision of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules to organisations requiring independent briefings on HVM issues and product types. The first two modules covering Permanent and Temporary HVM solutions have been Outgoing Chairman, Simon Towers flanked by incoming Chairman, Paul Jeffrey, and newly approved HVMhub CPD presenters from Cova, Zaun, Hesco, Bristorm, ATG and Heald. developed via the HVMhub Steering Group within the PSSA. They provide a generic guide to risk assessment, product selection and sources of advice. The short (40 minute) presentations are aimed at individuals with a security role but needing some expert guidance on HVM issues and products. The PSSA’s, Rob Oliver explains, “The presentations are the result of a lot of expert input from members of the Steering Group. We believe that they will become a useful tool in explaining the intricacies of our sector to those new to the world of HVM, as well has those needing a “refresher”. Other modules will be added, in particular we are considering whether a more in depth briefing on what the different product standards are, and what they mean, might be helpful. This relates directly to our mission to encourage the use of independently tested products”. Presenters certified to deliver CPD sessions The first cadre of PSSA certified presenters have been approved. The candidates were briefed on the latest versions of the Permanent and Temporary HVM solutions presentations – and given the opportunity to ask questions and be tested on their knowledge of HVM. A set of guidelines relating to the commissioning and organisation of CPD presentations have also been adopted. Promotion of the CPD seminars will be stepped up over the Summer. Further training dates for presenters will be set to allow all PSSA members to be part of the CPD scheme.