PSSA Newsletter - Issue 32

– 1 – ISSUE 32  | NEWS NEWSLETTER ISSUE 32 Future threats: A view from the Special Risks Insurance Sector PAGE 10 Thanks to our newsletter sponsors, Highway Care! T: 01622 734215 E: W: Counter Terror Business magazine’s next webinar - Protect Duty (Martyn’s Law) PAGE 5 Planning, vigilance, responsiveness - by Crowdguard PAGE 16 It was great to see so many members and non-members come together for the restart of the PSSA Interact Day. After such a long time apart due to the Covid pandemic, our networking evening gave everyone the chance to catch up and enjoy a long overdue drink together. It was an absolute pleasure to see everyone networking and enjoying themselves! The Interact Day was very well attended with some new faces in the room which were good to see. The event saw the launch of the Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Scheme , PSSA Product Code of Conduct and we enjoyed some excellent presentations from CPNI, Gary Heward (MFD), Chris Holt and also Jerry Smith (CHC Global). The slides from the day are now available – please get in touch for copies. We are looking forward to re-establishing these events on a regular basis and continuing to welcome everyone from across the security industry. Special thanks to Heald and SYSTRA for their sponsorship. The Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Installer Scheme (HVMIS) has now been launched to promote a professional approach to the installation of vehicle security barriers. This scheme is expected to become a sponsored scheme under the Protect Duty Law, and will become imperative at that point for installers of HVM to be members of the scheme, however, I would urge all relevant installers (including manufacturer installers) to join the scheme as soon as possible so that we can iron out any issues before it becomes an absolute necessity. Find out full details here . The scheme is being put in place to protect installers against the anticipated substantial increase in liability associated with the Protect Duty law. The scheme is not chargeable to members of the PSSA and we will be uploading scheme member logos onto the scheme webpage and will encourage all to join. The PSSA Product Code of Conduct also links to Protect Duty law when changes to liability come in to force, the code aims to increase professionalism and provide clarity on what constitutes as rated, not as tested. This is intended to protect members interests and will be scheduled for constant regular review and modification. The PSSA’s growing internationalisation is testament to our commitment to work collectively and create a worldwide commitment to safety standards – all part of the PSSA ethos. Paul Jeffrey Chairman A return of our popular Interact Day and the launch of important new schemes