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1  General Category / General Board / Re: Unlicensed security guard who carried gun to Bourke Street memorial to be charged
 on: 23. Dec 2017 at 23:12 
Started by dreadman | Post by Chowskis  
You think so? Were they fined? I mean, that's just crazy that this can happen.

2  General Category / General Board / Re: G4S
 on: 22. Dec 2017 at 10:51 
Started by warchild | Post by Warlord  
G4S may have lost a major contract locally (Victoria), and one would assume SA also?

A contract they won when a certain vehicle manufacturer was looking to downsize and ways to save $$$ a few years ago and left their long time supplier of services, MSS Security.

I noticed that the previous supplier of services was advertising for staff at three locations in Victoria which were locations of said vehicle manufacturer.

Those familiar with vehicle manufacturing will recognise the locations listed in the job link below.

https://msssecurity.elmotalent.com.au/careers/careers/job/view/555

So it looks like whatever may be left of Holden in Victoria will be returning to MSS Security sooner rather than later.

3  General Category / General Board / Guardscout.com.au
 on: 19. Dec 2017 at 11:47 
Started by Guardscout | Post by Guardscout  
A security networking & recruitment site.

During our time in the risk & security industry we believe there to be a shortfall between training for a qualification, to obtaining employment in the industry.
We believed the industry could benefit greatly from a platform where unlike a traditional employment site, industry specific job opportunities, training, events and functions could be advertised directly to a network of industry professionals.

furthermore we believe that industry employers & professionals should equally benefit from such a platform

This led us to create the online application Guardscout.

Guardscout is an online platform that gives security employers and candidates a network to connect and advertise.

Guardscout addresses the advertising needs of both employer seeking personnel; and the candidate seeking work.

The application is fully tailored for the risk & security industry with options for,
Location
type i.e. full time, part time, casual, security courses & training, tenders & contracts etc.
experience level i.e. course completion/entry level, guard level, supervisor level etc.
security categories i.e. retail security, government security, CIT, mining security, venue security etc
Licence classes
Licence states
Security qualifications i.e. cert II security operations, cert III security operations, diploma security & risk management etc.
other qualifications i.e. first aid, rsa etc.
Security clearances
& much more

The above options can be utilised with job/ advertisement posting and when building a security professional profile/ resume.

Guardscout is currently in the early stages of its release. registration, access and all site feautures remain free

4  General Category / Work Wanted / Guardscout.com.au
 on: 19. Dec 2017 at 11:46 
Started by Guardscout | Post by Guardscout  
A security networking & recruitment site.

During our time in the risk & security industry we believe there to be a shortfall between training for a qualification, to obtaining employment in the industry.
We believed the industry could benefit greatly from a platform where unlike a traditional employment site, industry specific job opportunities, training, events and functions could be advertised directly to a network of industry professionals.

furthermore we believe that industry employers & professionals should equally benefit from such a platform

This led us to create the online application Guardscout.

Guardscout is an online platform that gives security employers and candidates a network to connect and advertise.

Guardscout addresses the advertising needs of both employer seeking personnel; and the candidate seeking work.

The application is fully tailored for the risk & security industry with options for,
Location
type i.e. full time, part time, casual, security courses & training, tenders & contracts etc.
experience level i.e. course completion/entry level, guard level, supervisor level etc.
security categories i.e. retail security, government security, CIT, mining security, venue security etc
Licence classes
Licence states
Security qualifications i.e. cert II security operations, cert III security operations, diploma security & risk management etc.
other qualifications i.e. first aid, rsa etc.
Security clearances
& much more

The above options can be utilised with job/ advertisement posting and when building a security professional profile/ resume.

Guardscout is currently in the early stages of its release. registration, access and all site feautures remain free


5  General Category / Work Available / GUardscout.com.au
 on: 19. Dec 2017 at 11:45 
Started by Guardscout | Post by Guardscout  
A security networking & recruitment site.

During our time in the risk & security industry we believe there to be a shortfall between training for a qualification, to obtaining employment in the industry.
We believed the industry could benefit greatly from a platform where unlike a traditional employment site, industry specific job opportunities, training, events and functions could be advertised directly to a network of industry professionals.

furthermore we believe that industry employers & professionals should equally benefit from such a platform

This led us to create the online application Guardscout.

Guardscout is an online platform that gives security employers and candidates a network to connect and advertise.

Guardscout addresses the advertising needs of both employer seeking personnel; and the candidate seeking work.

The application is fully tailored for the risk & security industry with options for,
Location
type i.e. full time, part time, casual, security courses & training, tenders & contracts etc.
experience level i.e. course completion/entry level, guard level, supervisor level etc.
security categories i.e. retail security, government security, CIT, mining security, venue security etc
Licence classes
Licence states
Security qualifications i.e. cert II security operations, cert III security operations, diploma security & risk management etc.
other qualifications i.e. first aid, rsa etc.
Security clearances
& much more

The above options can be utilised with job/ advertisement posting and when building a security professional profile/ resume.

Guardscout is currently in the early stages of its release. registration, access and all site feautures remain free



6  General Category / General Board / Re: Unlicensed security guard who carried gun to Bourke Street memorial to be charged
 on: 13. Dec 2017 at 08:41 
Started by dreadman | Post by Warlord  
Major Function wrote on 10. Dec 2017 at 07:36:
Jimi, on serious side this bloke has taken jobs away from a licenced guard who has done the right thing. Now why didn't any of the police stop him, is it because they all presumed he was suppose to be there. No visual ID on  an armed man walking around a street full of uniformed police. Even the Tactical Response Groups have identification. His security company needs a kick in the arse too.

Security 'companies'. He was working for two, trust me they're feeling the pain.

7  General Category / General Board / Re: Unlicensed security guard who carried gun to Bourke Street memorial to be charged
 on: 10. Dec 2017 at 07:36 
Started by dreadman | Post by Major Function  
Jimi, on serious side this bloke has taken jobs away from a licenced guard who has done the right thing. Now why didn't any of the police stop him, is it because they all presumed he was suppose to be there. No visual ID on  an armed man walking around a street full of uniformed police. Even the Tactical Response Groups have identification. His security company needs a kick in the arse too.

8  General Category / General Board / Re: Unlicensed security guard who carried gun to Bourke Street memorial to be charged
 on: 04. Dec 2017 at 13:34 
Started by dreadman | Post by Warlord  

9  Victoria / VIC Employment Agencies and Training Providers / Re: Security Training Courses
 on: 04. Dec 2017 at 11:44 
Started by Paul | Post by Warlord  
SecurityMan wrote on 28. Jul 2015 at 14:27:
The only reputable security training organisations I can think of in Melbourne is Complex Institute, International Security Training Academy and perhaps Kangan Institute of TAFE. I would probably avoid anywhere else from my understanding.


They hit a bit of a hurdle recently (September 2017) and closed up shop. Uncertain of current status, or that of the students who were enrolled.

10  General Category / General Board / Re: G4S
 on: 04. Dec 2017 at 11:35 
Started by warchild | Post by Warlord  
This seems to be a pretty big bed every Tom, Dick and Harry is laying in! It's getting to be you don't know who is in bed with who.

G4S is making some odd moves. It priced itself out of the Patient Transfer Services here in Victoria for Ambulance Victoria during the last round of tenders, quite deliberately some say.

G4S Security have been successful in obtaining and retaining some contracts of late though.

I wonder if this Chinese 'investor' is in fact GuardForce (owner of SecureCorp) who are situating themselves for an increase in operations in Australia. SecureCorp have lost some corporate based contracts of late, uncertain on any 'new' contract pick ups though.

GuardForce have snaffled Mr. George Chin (who was Chairman of the Board for MSS Security) and then Harrie Veerman (formally ISS overseas, then MSS Security General Manager in Vic/Tas).
Wonder if we'll see a re-branding take place in the next year or two at SecureCorp?

Under Harrie Veerman MSS in Victoria had a quite sizeable and exceptionally healthy turnaround when he was on board. At one point it was an 18% increase in under twelve months. That did not include retention of existing contracts, simply new ones.

https://www.securityelectronicsandnetworks.com/articles/2017/06/20/george-chin-a...

Also lead to believe that SIS Group (India) / MSS Security have increased their stake in South Cross Protection in the last year. Southern Cross Protection have pretty much absorbed and re-branded all of Charter Security since their initial purchase of the Charter Loss Prevention business.

SIS Group also remains a financial investor in Prosguer (formally CHUBB Armoured).

See what I mean about a big bed? SXP, MSS, Prosguer, SIS and Charter are all in bed together on various joint ventures or businesses with Mike McKinnon (Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman CEO SIS International Business) at the helm locally.

Now we have this GuardForce and SecureCorp thing, with some big names formally of MSS heading it up.

And G4S running around with their main business and their little offsider arm available to tender for jobs for that 'slightly cheaper' option under the G4S banner. (Pretty much how they snaffled Holden from MSS Security).

Wink