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Temporary Occupational Health and Safety (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 Incident Notification

In this state of emergency and pandemic situation, timely notification of potential workplace transmission of COVID‑19 is critical for efficient and effective management of related health and safety risks, and the prompt investigation of potential breaches of employer duties.

An employer becomes aware that an employee or independent contractor engaged by the employer, and any employees of the independent contractor, has received a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, and has attended the workplace within the infectious period (being 14 days prior to receiving the confirmed diagnosis of COVID- 19 and until clearance from isolation has been received)

Notification Process

Guard Tests Negative

Guard shows symptoms or does not feel well – Must not work – Self Isolate and get tested

Guard records a Negative test

Returns to work IF feeling OK to do so
(Provided there are no symptoms present)

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Guard Tests Positive

What date the test was conducted

What date the test came back positive Obtain Certificate of positive test

Obtain Clearance from Medical practitioner once staff is able to return to work

Notify Worksafe

Notify Client and send through OHS COVID-19 Report

Security Tips for Construction Site Theft

Security Tips for Construction Site Theft

Effective construction site security planning is essential to prevent damage and theft. It is very common for thieves to look at construction sites as “easy targets” and they target expensive items such as copper wire, machinery and power tools. With poor security planning, these items can disappear quickly and easily.

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Retail Risk- Loss Prevention Conference 2019

Retail Risk specialist - Scott Taylor

Retail Risk – the world’s biggest Loss Prevention Conference 2019 will take place this Friday, August 29 at Pier One Sydney Harbour, 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, in Sydney.
The Retail Risk conference series are very popular among retail risk and loss prevention professionals around the world. It is free for all retailers and it addresses hot topics such as fraud in the ecommerce sphere, retail loss prevention, behavior detection, security and counter terrorism, loss prevention, risk and sustainability, etc.

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Understanding Retail Loss in the Retail Sector

Understanding Retail Loss

Retail loss costs us all. Through the increased cost of loss passed on to consumers, the productivity impact of identifying, reporting and restocking items which are no longer on show (supply chain and store), the inherent danger of confronting potential theft offenders through to the cost of implementing protective and proactive measures in reducing loss.

It is estimated that in Australia alone, theft costs the retail sector over $7.5 billion annually. In addition to just theft, retail fraud is estimated to cost over $100m annually. This works out to be on average approximately $450 out of every household pocket. That money would be much better off in your own pocket.

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How to Choose a Private Security Company

Choose a Private Security Company

It can be a very daunting task selecting the right Security. Not only is it vitally important to protect your team, customers and physical assets, you also need to ensure that you are selecting a company which can partner with you to protect your brand reputation and image. No longer is it viable to select just the cheapest option as recent investigations have demonstrated the damage which can be caused to a company where their service partners do not comply with employment and security legislation.

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How to Prevent ‘Active Assailant’ Situations or Stop the ‘Active Assailant’ Utilizing Emerging Technology?

Prevent Active Assailant Situations

Welcome to the final article for the year 2018 in the ‘Looking to the Future’ series where I discuss emerging technologies with experts from across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback from you to continuously learn and improve.

Whilst there is a broad range of literature on the “Run–Hide-Fight” response to an Active Assailant situation, the theme of this article is “Emerging technologies that can prevent or stop Active Assailants”.

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Security and Social Media

Security and Social Media

Welcome to another article in the ‘Looking to the Future’ series where I discuss emerging technologies with experts from across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback from you to continuously learn and improve.

In this article, I welcome back Scott Taylor COO of Southern Cross Group, as we explore the various aspects of security from a cyber and physical perspective.

The theme of this article is Security & Social media. Thank you, Scott and let’s begin.

It’s no secret that social media has become a major risk and concern for businesses everywhere. According to a survey by the University of Canberra, Social media is the least trusted industry on privacy and security in Australia. In fact, 61% of respondents nominated the social media industry as having the worst security and privacy practices. That said, the social media security problem isn’t unique to Australia instead it affects people and businesses across the globe.

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Looking into the Future of Security

Future of Security

Welcome to the first in a series of articles themed ‘Looking to the Future’ where I explore the challenges and opportunities that emerging technologies are driving across various industries. As always, my goal is to share my ideas, knowledge and experience to receive feedback and to continuously learn and improve from you.

This article, co-authored with industry expert Scott Taylor COO of Southern Cross Group, explores the various aspects of security from a cyber and physical perspective. Thank you Scott and let’s begin.

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Safety Moments with Southern Cross Group

“A moment is all it takes…” On 23 October 2018 SCG Head Office conducted site visits to check in on their hard-working security officers.

Southern Cross Group Staff, Security and Manager

As October is National Safe Work Month and Mental Health Month, we facilitated discussions with our Security Officers regarding Safe Work Practices and maintaining mental health and well-being. We were happy to hear that our Security Officers were a tight-knit group who looked after one another both inside and outside of working capacities

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