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In the News: Suicide bombings in Sri Lanka

A series of terrorist attacks occurred in Sri Lanka on the 21st April, killing at least 359 people and injuring over 500. Three Christian churches were targeted alongside 3 luxury hotels whist several other smaller bombings happened at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. The first bombs went off in…

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The Importance of Counter Terrorism Training

Counter terrorism is an effective strategy that incorporates the practices of military, law enforcement and government body tactics to combat or prevent terrorism. The main aim of counter terrorism strategies is to reduce the impact of a terrorist attack and give individuals the knowledge they need to handle sensitive incidents. As the nature of terrorism…

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Terrorism: disaster response advice for employers

In recent years, the nature of terrorist attacks across the world has shifted. Acts of terrorism are increasingly being carried out by lone agents against soft targets, in busy streets or establishments and during working hours. Lone individuals launch attacks at their own will in a range of public areas and likely involve the use…

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In the news: Germany terror plot

11 people were arrested by German police on suspicion of planning an “Islamist terror attack”. The arrests were made on Friday 22nd March, with claims suggesting the individuals were plotting an attack using guns and a vehicle, with the aim to kill as many non-believers as possible. Around 200 police officers carried out raids in…

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In the News: Seven arrested for hate crimes after New Zealand mosque shootings

Seven people have been arrested by the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) for hate crimes over the Christchurch Mosque shootings with GMP receiving 11 complaints, nine of them online. Russ Jackson, assistant chief constable of GMP, said the arrests were mostly for stirring up racial hatred or malicious communications. Mr Jackson said: “In one example a…

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In the News: Stanwell stabbing

A 19 year old has been stabbed in what police believe to be a “far right” inspired attack. The incident occurred in Stanwell, Surrey on the 17th March with the victim sustaining injuries from both a knife and bat used by the attacker. It has been reported that he is in a stable condition. A…

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In the News: Fatal shootings in Utrecht

Fatal shootings have taken place in Utrecht, in an incident which has claimed the life of 3 people and wounded 5. The shooting occurred at 10:45pm on Monday 18th March, police were called to reports of a shooter near one of the cities main tram lines. Witnesses at the scene claimed the shooter had began…

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In the News: 50 dead after New Zealand shooting

A man has been arrested following the brutal shootings that took place on Friday 15th March in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 50 people lost their lives with a further 50 needing medical assistance for severe injuries. The incident began at Al Noor Mosque, where the gunman massacred 41 civilians including children. He then went…

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Major threats faced by housing staff

Due to the varied nature of the workforce, employees within the housing sector are facing a growing number of large-scale threats which can affect both employee safety and business continuity. Employers have a duty of care to protect their workers, but this can prove challenging for large organisations with disparate staff. Fires Fires are a…

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IncidentEye Shortlisted for National Digital Awards

IncidentEye has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best use of Mobile and IOT award at the 2018 Digital Entrepreneur Awards (DEAs). IncidentEye is an incident people management solution launched by StaySafe in 2018. The innovative app and hub provide organisations with an effective way to instantly respond in the event of an emergency…

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