£240,000 awarded to employee who suffered hearing damage from faulty fire alarm

A woman who required hearing aids after her ears were damaged by a faulty fire alarm at her workplace has been awarded over £241,000 in compensation. Read More

32-week suspended sentence for door supervisor who gave SIA licence to family member

A door supervisor based in Manchester, has been sentenced to 32 months' imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. Read More

Fines handed to Bradford security directors for infringement of the Private Security Industry Act

On Tuesday, 22 December 2020 four door supervisors - who were all former company directors – were prosecuted at Bradford Magistrates' Court. Read More

SIA suspends over 130 licences after investigating training fraud

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) suspended more than 130 SIA licences in November in an ongoing criminal investigation. Read More

Poole security boss prosecuted for deception and providing unlicensed security guards

John Westwood, a Poole security boss was prosecuted at Poole Magistrates' Court for supplying an unlicensed door supervisor to a ‘pop-up bar' at an event at Bournemouth's The Square on 05 August 2019. Read More

Luton landlord prosecuted after fire in HMO resulted in tenant death

After a fire in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) resulted in the death of Mr Evaldas Grisciukas in March 2019, the landlord has been prosecuted by Luton Town Council. Read More

Hot works and safety failures blamed for separate fire incidents in Derbyshire

IFSEC Global reports on two separate fire safety failures that have taken place in Derbyshire recently, resulting in a school blaze and a tragic death. Read More

Unlicensed Cwmbran security boss must pay fine or faces jail time

Nicholas Seabrook of Cwmbran pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the SIA at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court. Read More

Sentencing for man who worked as illegal security operative 93 times

A Lancashire man has been prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) for working as an unlicensed security operative on 93 separate occasions. Read More

£30k fine or jail for Leicester security boss

The sentencing follows Dogan's guilty plea at Leicester Magistrates' Court in October 2018 to three counts, for working without an SIA Licence and providing false information to SIA investigators. Read More

Property management firm fined after fire

Management company Harper Stone Properties Ltd has been fined after pleading guilty to a series of fire safety failings following the 2016 blaze at the block of flats on Green Lanes in Palmers Green. Read More

Tyre company director sentenced for fire safety failings

The director of a scrap tyre yard has been handed a suspended prison sentence for a series of fire safety offences in a building where workers were living. Read More

Fines totalling £670,000 for student block fire safety failings

The main contractor was among three firms ordered to pay fines after admitting fire safety failings at a building used for student accommodation in Leeds. Read More

WATCH: IFSEC Global’s Top 5 most read in January

The top 5 most read articles in January 2020 includes the latest breaking news updates on cyber attack on foriegn exchange company, Travelex, and a hotel fined £45k for fire safety failings. Read More

Dudley security boss and unlicensed guard prosecuted for working at Solihull hotel

On Friday 24th January, two security guards were fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA). Read More

Hotel fined £45k for fire safety failings

A Stratford hotel and its owner have been ordered to pay a total of £45,000 for “serious and systemic” fire safety failures which “put staff and guests at risk”. Read More

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