PSSA Newsletter - June 2019

ISSUE 23 June 2019  | NEWS – 1 – CAME descends on Cannes PAGE 14 The Association has once again had a busy few months with Exhibition stands at both Security and Policing and SCTX as well as the organisation of the “Security Interact” Event. In April, we were invited by the US Security Industry Association to speak at the ISCWest exhibition about PSSA and its aims and the presentation was met with a great deal of interest from the attendees. As a result of the visit, the Association has already received a number of expressions of interest and applications to join from US businesses as well as a developing strong link with SIA. We have introduced member profile pages in the Newsletter which has created an enhanced level of interest and will be of great benefit to members given the fast-rising volume of the readership. The response to this from members has been great and we already have space allocated in the Newsletter until 2021 so we will need to find a way of reducing this timescale! The Security Interact Day in June looks like being very well attended and the addition of a networking dinner the night before will give the industry a chance to socialise and chat in a less formal atmosphere. The day itself is filled with interesting presenters with diverse topics and includes a registered CPD from Gallagher. Enjoy the read and please share with colleagues. Kind regards Paul Jeffrey NEWSLETTER ISSUE 23 | June 2019 Award win for Safetyflex Barriers PAGE 4 From the Chairman Thanks to our newsletter sponsors, Highway Care! T: 01622 734215 E: W: National Barrier Asset Contract Award Hardstaff Barriers, a division of Hill & Smith Ltd, are pleased to announce the securing of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime Contract for the Provision of a Storage, Maintenance & Deployment Framework for the National Barrier Asset (NBA) effective from 1st April 2019. The framework is 3-years with provision of a 1-year extension with proposed contract end 2022. The NBA is a government framework for surface mounted Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) i.e. temporary deployment of high security gates, pedestrian portals and barriers, which are designed to prevent vehicle attacks on key structures or crowded spaces. The framework is available to all public and private sector organisations. The NBA have a plentiful stock of government owned barriers to protect events around the UK. Dave Todd (Hardstaff Barriers Director) said “We look forward to working with our partners from Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit, which sits within the National Counter Terrorism Police HQ, who manage the framework and building on the excellent work previously delivered with the National Barrier Asset. As a business, Hardstaff continues to make great progress underpinned by securing longer term framework agreements” Hardstaff Secure is a sub-division of Hardstaff Barriers and purely focused on Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and Perimeter Security. To contact the National Vehicle Threat Mitigation Unit to see how the National Barrier Asset can support your event email ATG Access lands major security project PAGE 8