NZ Security Association Newsletter – March 2021

CEO’s Report

Welcome to our March 2021 newsletter and I trust that you are keeping safe and well.

The news that we were going back into lockdown restrictions (Level 3 for Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of the country) necessitated a quick re-write of this commentary given my earlier draft had celebrated the easing of restrictions!

Everyone has their personal views on the “go hard go fast” strategy and the effectiveness of closing off the extended Auckland region in response to localised positive tests, however there is no escaping the economic cost to the country when locking down the commercial hub that generates in excess of 40% of our GDP.

It is very apparent that border closures will be with us for some time and that there will be a long-lasting and severe impact on sectors such as tourism and hospitality and the industries that service them. Thankfully, most of our members have reported strong demand for their services and have come through the pandemic without significant impact, however we are very aware that some are still doing it tough and remain in survival mode.

Given that we are in our annual process of renewing membership, we appreciate that cost control will be an issue for some and remind members that the annual fee can be paid over equal monthly instalments, but also welcome members to give me a call and discuss options, such as deferred membership, that may assist financially.

 

Launch of SkillsVR Security Training Platform

We are very pleased to announce that the SkillsVR Security Training Platform has successfully completed the moderation process and can now be delivered to candidates seeking to complete the mandatory training required for obtaining a Certificate of Approval (COA). The training will be delivered by an approved and accredited training provider that we are partnering with however the delivery model also provides flexibility for delivery by other accredited training providers who wish to utilise the platform.

The SkillsVR Security Training Platform has been jointly developed by JBA (Joy Business Academy) and NZSA in partnership with MSD and will form a key component of the wider SkillsVR offering being developed in conjunction with MSD. As part of this offering, MSD clients will soon be able to visit a number of Connected MSD offices where they will be able to use the virtual reality headsets to experience real life work scenarios across a range of industries and identify roles that fit their future employment aspirations. There will be 38 face-to-face Connected drop-in centres across the country that will include website and communication access and aim to make it easier for New Zealanders to find employment, education and training services and types of support offered by government agencies.

Prior to the formal launch of the SkillsVR Security Training Platform with MSD, we will commence delivering the COA training to our MSD clients through the Skills for Industry programme and NZSA members during March. This will be delivered via a combination of e-learning for Unit Standards 27360 and 27364 and virtual reality for Unit Standard 27361. The e-learning modules provide total flexibility with regards to location, venue and timing from a learner perspective and the virtual reality is delivered from a simple headset that can either be purchased or hired at low cost with a one-day turnaround.

For further information on the SkillsVR Security Training Platform or to arrange a live or online demonstration, please contact Chris Thomas on 021 771 173 or [email protected].

 

MSD Skills for Industry programme – inclusion of COA training

In conjunction with the implementation of the SkillsVR Security Training Platform, we are pleased to advise that within the next month all MSD candidates referred to our members for employment under the Skills for Industry (SFI) Work Broker programme will have completed the COA training via the SkillsVR Security Training Platform and will have their COA’s when commencing employment.

The NZSA will cover the cost of the training and our members will further benefit from being able to interview and employ well trained and work ready candidates.

 

Crowded Places Security Special Interest Group (CPSSIG)

Late last year the New Zealand Government Protecting our Crowded Places strategy documents were released.

The strategy has been developed to protect people working in, using and visiting crowded places and with the intent of preserving the public’s use and enjoyment of these places while making them more resilient.

There are four overarching strategies:

  • Building stronger partnerships
  • Implementing effective protective security
  • Establishing better sharing of information and guidance
  • Increasing resilience

It has been recognised that the private security industry has a key role to play in the implementation and delivery of these strategies – both through participation in the to-be-established Business Advisory Group and also in an advisory role to the owners and operators of venues, events and other crowded places when seeking guidance on protective security and building resilience.

The NZSA recently hosted a Crowded Places Security Forum involving specialist consultants and security providers, venue and event operators and the NZ Police to discuss how we can further strengthen and professionalise the services offered and create career pathway opportunities for those looking to specialise in this area.

As an outcome, we have established the Crowded Places Security Special Interest Group (CPSSIG) which will provide specialist industry representation and guidance on matters such as determining the competency criteria that should be utilised when determining those parties who are qualified to provide expert advice on crowded places security.

Participation in the CPSSIG is open to those who have a strong interest and expertise within the crowded places arena (and including non NZSA members). If interested plase contact Gary on [email protected] for more information.

 

Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Whilst the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is underway for security staff working at the MIQ’s and other frontline roles, the government has yet to publish any formal rollout plan for other essential service workers.

With the assistance of the association representing commercial cleaners in New Zealand, we have been able to establish a relationship with the Ministry of Health that will allow us to have cleaning and security staff recognised as priority essential service workers on the regional rollout plan.

We are currently in the process of establishing and providing indicative staff numbers across the 14 District Health Board regions that will oversee the vaccine programme and once we receive indicative plans and timelines we will be able to communicate these to our members.

 

Security career pathway website

Thank you to all those members who have provided feedback on the new website www.securitycareers.co.nz.

The feedback has been extremely positive and our viewing statistics have continued to increase – including a surprisingly high number of views from overseas.

Over the next few months we will be launching an initiative targeting school career advisors and using both the security careers website and the virtual reality training platform as key differentiators from other industries when looking to encourage new entrants into the security industry.

 

Security Technician Level 4 qualification

It is very pleasing to advise that not only is the New Zealand Certificate in Electronic Security (NZCiES) Level 4 qualification in place and being delivered, but also the uptake of registrations has exceeded expectations.

Those gaining this qualification will be recognised as qualified security technicians able to supervise staff on mid to large sized projects, create electronic security solutions for customers as well as provide site-wide leadership and manage relationships with stakeholders.

Learners doing the core certificate in electronic security also have the option to enrol in one of the following strands:

  • Electrical appliance service person (endorsed)
  • Electrical installer

The qualification covers topics such as:

  • Professional and technical knowledge for emerging and converging technologies
  • Advanced health and safety
  • Installation and cable support systems
  • Theory of electronic security system design
  • Theory and development of data networking to support electronic security systems
  • Advanced application of stakeholder engagement principles
  • Diagnosis and repair of faulty electronic security systems
  • Develop solutions for electronic security intruder alarm systems

This course also qualifies for the Government Fees Free policy until December 2022 for New Zealand residents – refer www.feesfree.govt.nz.

For more information please contact Carine Vaccari at ETC on 022 568 6671 or [email protected].

 

End of copper network

Telecommunication providers have been providing advance warning that copper phone lines are going to be removed, and with many exchanges already operating VOIP circuits for subscriber “analogue” phone lines, this will impact on a significant number of parties who still have their alarms monitored via copper. Chorus have recently confirmed that they will start shutting down its copper phone network from September this year.

We would recommend that monitoring providers should have plans in place for alternative communication pathways prior to cessation of the copper network.

 

New Zealand Register of Security Professionals

In our last email we mentioned that the NZSA is conducting a feasibility study on the implementation of a Register of Security Professionals that could sit alongside our licensing authority or potentially even replace the PSPLA.

As part of the feasibility study we have consulted with a range of stakeholders including service providers, training providers, unions and industry customers and as the final part of the process we will also seek input and feedback from our Registrar and Ministry of Justice.

Key factors for us in determining the long term viability of the proposal will centre around the need to provide quantifiable benefits for those who utilise the register (the “what’s in it for me” question) and the ability of industry to effectively and efficiently self-manage the administrative processes required.

We expect to finalise the feasibility study within the next month and will provide an update within the next newsletter.

 

Increase in minimum wage

A reminder that the minimum wage increases to $20 per hour effective 1 April 2021.

 

As always, we welcome all comments and feedback on NZSA or industry issues and activity.

Keep safe and well.

Gary Morrison

CEO

 

NZSA – 1972 to 2022 – 50th anniversary!

Calling for members prior to 1984. We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NZSA in 2022 and we would like to obtain some memorabilia, photos and also some stories about the early members. As our records don’t go back prior to 1984 it would be great if you could contact us and let us know if you were an early member or have access to memorabilia and photos from 1972 onwards. Please contact [email protected].

 

Face masks available

The NZSA has obtained from the Ministry of Health face masks from government stocks. These masks are Ministry of Health approved for essential services.

The masks are available to order in boxes of 50. The price of one box is $50 + gst plus the cost of delivery to your premises.

If you would like to place an order can you please email us at [email protected] with your requirements.

 

Member Benefits

NZSA Speak Up Line

The NZSA Speak Up Line is free to members and provides access to a confidential service where staff can report issues such as bullying, sexual harassment, poor employment conditions, illegal practices such as theft or drug dealing and other matters of concern that may be occurring in the workplace and not being reported.

Phone                 0800 775 775

Online reports     www.integrityline-nz.org

The NZSA will provide posters, business-sized card to go into wallets, stickers and introductory letters for your staff. They are designed for members to include their own corporate branding prior to distribution.

The service is particularly valuable where employees may be reluctant to speak up or report matters due to fears that by doing so it may affect their employment or risk further victimisation.

It is also important to note that such services meet government procurement requirements around providing a voice for staff.

This service is provided by Crimestoppers who obviously have considerable experience in handling sensitive calls in a confidential manner. They log the calls or online reports and forward to the NZSA for further investigation if required. The staff member can remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

Register for the NZSA Speak Up Line by emailing [email protected] If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

NZSA HR Advisory Service

NZSA is partnered with Livewire HR to provide access to free HR advice as well as templated key documents and policies.

There are testimonials below from some members who have utilised the service:

“We have used Livewire for a while now and the documents are great to use and easy to download and save. We have implemented some policies based on the designed ones here and have good responses from our team. We will continue to use them for a long time to come. Would highly recommend.”

“I had a very good experience with Livewirehr, especially with Rebecca. She was approachable and patient with our questions. The advisory service is a big help and I would recommend using this great service”.

“When we had inquiries the response was very quick and super helpful. Some the security companies do not have a big HR team or Lawyer team and this is such a great service to use if something out of the ordinary appears and you want to be sure you are working within the regulations.”

Call           HR LIVE (0800 475 483)

Email         [email protected]

 

Business Continuity Planning

NZSA is partnered with BCP Builder to provide access to a free Business Continuity Plan Template.

Members who join BCP Builder will be able to create their own personalised Business Continuity Plan following the simple instructions and training available through the BCP Builder website.

BCP Builder is based on the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines and the requirements of ISO 22301. This means you can write your plan with confidence, knowing that you are meeting all requirements.

Members can request a BCP Builder discount code by emailing [email protected] This will give you access to a free BCP Builder subscription to prepare your business continuity plan. Please note that this benefit is available for corporate and associate company members only.

 

90 day trials – an NZSA HR Advisory Service update

90-day trial periods can be useful for both employees and employers in ensuring that the role and the organisation’s culture are a fit.

If an employer correctly dismisses an employee during a valid trial period then the employee cannot bring a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal or other legal proceedings in respect to that dismissal.

For more information about 90-day trials please see the LivewireHR blog.

If you have any workplace questions, the NZSA HR Advisory service can assist.

Phone:     HR LIVE (0800 475 483)

Email:       [email protected]  

 

Membership

We welcome the following new Corporate Members:

GRM Consulting Ltd

October Protection Christchurch Ltd

 

and the following new Associate Individual member:

Samitha Kodikara

 

Events

A values-based journey towards patient and staff safety at Auckland District Health Board

Webinar – 22 April 2021

This webinar, presented by Sue Ramsay (Director of Security Services at Auckland DHB) and Kimberley Newman (Workplace Violence and Aggression Prevention Advisor at Auckland DHB) will describe the journey that Auckland District Health Board undertook in improving patient and staff safety with the implementation of Crisis Prevention Institute Management of Actual and Potential Aggression Foundation Program (MAPA).

The webinar will highlight the positive impact the program had on the reduction of restraints and incidents through clinical data and testimonials by staff and patients.

When:  Thursday 22 April at 12.00-12.45pm

To register click here

 

NZSA CEO regional visits

The regional visit programme was introduced four years ago as a way to ensure our members and non-members had the opportunity to meet with the CEO on a regular basis, to keep up with industry developments and to provide feedback on pertinent issues. The regional visits originally comprised breakfast or After 5 collective meetings but have evolved to the current one-on-one meetings at the member, or non-members, place of business. If you would like to meet with Gary please contact him on 021 122 9606 or [email protected].

23 April                 – Wellington

5-7 May                – New Plymouth, Whanganui and Palmerston North

23-24 June           – Hawkes Bay

7-8 July                – Rotorua and Taupo

18-19 August        – Christchurch

9-10 September   – Whangarei and Northland

6-7 October         – Blenheim and Nelson

10-12 November – Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown

7-8 December     – Hamilton and Tauranga

 

New Zealand Security Awards

20 August 2021

Christchurch Town Hall

This year’s Awards ceremony will be held in Christchurch on Friday 20 August. Make sure you save the date!

NZSA Security Update – Guidelines update, face masks & events

Update to Security Industry Good Practice Guideline

The Security Industry Good Practice Guideline was developed and launched by the NZSA last year as an industry resource providing operational and health and safety standards for all New Zealand companies operating in the guarding and security patrols sectors.

With the assistance and input from a working group, including event security providers and event and venue hosts, the NZSA has developed additional sections specific to guidance on Crowd Controller roles and duties and providing security for Events, Venues and other Crowded Places.

The additional sections are aligned with the recently issued Protecting our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy programme and the various resource tools.

The amended copy of the Good Practice Guideline, including the new sections, can now be downloaded from the NZSA website www.security.org.nz.

 

Face masks available

The NZSA reminds all members that they should be carrying a sufficient stock of face masks and other PPE to cover any potential imposition of lockdowns on either a regional or national level.

The NZSA can supply face masks from the Ministry of Health, these masks are approved for essential services.

The masks are available to order in boxes of 50. The price of one box is $50 + gst plus the cost of delivery to your premises.

If you would like to place an order can you please email us at [email protected] with your requirements, delivery address and contact details.

 

Event – Securing NZ’s Borders, Facilities & Public Spaces

13-14 April 2021

Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland

Attend to receive essential updates on the latest developments in safety and security. Hear from a wide range of experts from across police, law enforcement, government, legal, sports, venue operators, risk management and the security industry.

NZSA Members and recipients of this email are entitled to a 20% discount if you book before 19 March. To qualify enter the promotion code MFOC4G when booking on the Conferenz website

Topics will cover:

– Security at national and civic level – funding, collaboration and strategy

– Border quarantine and managed isolation facility security review

– Harnessing the benefits derived from the ability to share information

between agencies

– Reviewing the NZSA New Zealand Security Industry Good Practice

Guidelines

– Protecting crowded places from attack – New Zealand’s strategy

– Threats to national security posed by social media

– Mastering the art of profiling – managing indicators of potential offenders

– Cyber attacks on public infrastructure

– Building safer cities through innovative architectural design

– Legal clinic: maintaining public safety within legal parameters

– Emergency services and first responders – engaging with the first line of

response

– Dealing with disaster – how government and local councils react to tragic

incidents

To register please visit the Conferenz website.

NZSA Security Update – RFP Security Services & Medical Alarms, Emergency Response & Monitoring

The following tenders were listed on GETS yesterday:

Christchurch City Council – Security Services RFx ID 23421867 closing 17 February.
Comprises:   Patrols and Alarm Response
Security Transport/Cash Collection
Noise Control
Static Guards

New Zealand Defence Force – Medical Alarm, Emergency Response and Monitoring Services RFx ID 23866972 closing 24 February.

From the NZSA team.

NZSA Security Update – Waitangi Day 2021 – top seven employment tips you need to know

This year, Waitangi Day falls on Saturday 6 February and is observed on that day or Monday 8 February. Here are seven items you need to know about rights for employees and obligations for employers.

1. Mondayisation for Waitangi Day
This year, Waitangi Day falls on a Saturday. This means that that this holiday is moved to the following Monday, which is  Monday 8 February.

2. Requirement to work on Waitangi Day
If your employee normally works on Waitangi Monday 8 February you can only make the employee work or be available on the Monday 8 February, if:

  • the requirement to work on public holidays is written in their employment (contract), or
  • there is an availability clause and the employee is paid fairly to be available.

Otherwise, an employee does not have to agree to work or being available during Waitangi Monday.

3. Payment for working a public holiday
Employees must be paid for Waitangi Day, if they normally work on Saturday 6 February or Monday 8 February. If they don’t normally work on these particular days, they don’t need to be paid for Waitangi Day.

Any employee (including a casual employee) who agrees to work on the Waitangi Saturday must be paid time and a half for all hours they work. Any employee (including a casual employee) who agrees to work on Monday 8 February and has not worked on Saturday 6 February, must be paid time and a half, if Monday is a day that they normally would work. If an employee works on both Waitangi Saturday 6 February and Monday 8 February, they only get paid time and a half for one of the days. (See item 4 below).

In addition, if the Waitangi Saturday or Monday falls on a day an employee would normally work on the Saturday or Monday, then the employee who works is also entitled to a paid day off at another time (called an alternative holiday or day in lieu).

Even if an employer closes their business on 6 February and/or 8 February, they still have to pay the employees their entitlements for the public holiday. If the employer closes their business on both days, they cannot make their employees take annual leave on one of the days, unless the employer has given the employee 14 days’ notice.

Public holidays

4. Giving an employee Waitangi Day entitlements:

  • If an employee normally does not work on Waitangi Saturday, they get the public holiday on the Mondayised Waitangi Monday.
  • If an employee would normally work on the Waitangi Saturday if it was not a public holiday, then they will get their holiday entitlements on that Saturday.
  • If an employee does not normally work on the Waitangi Saturday, but works on the Mondayised Waitangi day, then their holiday entitlement is transferred to the Waitangi Monday.
  • If an employee does not normally work on Saturday or Monday, they only get paid their normal wage.

Public holiday falls on Saturday

 

5. Sick or bereavement leave on Waitangi Day
When an employee would have worked on a public holiday but is sick or bereaved, the day is treated as a normal paid public holiday and:

  • the employee would be paid their relevant daily pay or average daily pay, but would not be entitled to time and a half or an alternative holiday.
  • no sick or bereavement leave is deducted.

Pay for public holidays, sick and bereavement leave and alternative holidays

6. Waitangi Day and annual holidays
If the employee is in the middle of their annual holidays during Waitangi Day, and Waitangi Saturday or Monday is a day they normally work, they will get paid for one Waitangi holiday, and this is not deducted from their annual holidays. (See item 4 and note this is a must and cannot be contracted out of).

7. Requests for annual holidays
Sometimes employees will request to extend Waitangi Day with annual holidays. Employees are entitled to 4 weeks’ annual holidays each year when they have worked for their employer for 12 months. Prior to the 12 months, an employer may grant annual holidays in advance at their discretion. If an employee wants to take entitled annual holidays, the employer can’t unreasonably refuse. An employer can say no if an employee wants to take annual holidays in advance.

Taking annual holidays

More information
Employment New Zealand has a wealth of information about leave holidays and other employment rights and responsibilities.

 

From the NZSA team.

NZSA Security Update – RFP Earthquake Commission – National Guarding Services

Appreciating that tenders at this time of year can be missed we would like to notify members that the Earthquake Commission is seeking proposals for National Guarding Services. Details can be found on GETS, RFX number 23853396 and with closing date 15 February.

We note that NZSA Accredited Membership is a mandatory requirement for tendering.

From the NZSA team.

NZSA Newsletter – January 2021

CEO’s Report

Welcome to our January 2021 newsletter.

I trust that your Christmas and New Year have gone well.

Recent events around the world have highlighted how fortunate we are to be able to conduct business and go about our everyday lives with some normality.

Whilst the planned roll-out of the Covid vaccine is fantastic news, the reality is that the impacts, both in health and economic terms, will be with us for a considerable period and 2021 is likely to be a challenging year for many individuals and businesses.

As always, we will strive to assist our members with timely and relevant guidance and communications and to work with our stakeholders in further lifting standards and professionalism within the security industry.

I also look forward to the re-implementation this year of our Regional Visit programme and the chance to meet our members in their own business. This is a great chance for me to better understand your business and to discuss those issues that are most important to our members. Details of the Regional Visit programme will be made available shortly.

Security career pathway website
The new NZ Security Career Pathways website www.securitycareers.co.nz was launched in December and has attracted a large number of views and favourable comment. The website has been designed to provide a comprehensive and structured introduction to roles within the security industry and the pathway opportunities for those seeking career progression to more senior positions.

The website includes information on the roles, skill set requirements, training requirements and options, indicative pay scales and possible pathways to other sectors or industries. It also includes short videos of employees in their roles, talking about their jobs and what they enjoy most. Further videos will be added as we continue to develop the site.

Whilst the website will provide a great tool for our MSD Skills for Industry programme, it is equally designed as a resource for our members to assist in their recruiting process and to encourage new workers to our industry.

Update to Security Industry Good Practice Guideline
The Security Industry Good Practice Guideline was developed and launched by the NZSA last year as an industry resource providing operational and health and safety standards for all New Zealand companies operating in the guarding and security patrols sectors.

With the assistance and input from a working group, including event security providers and event and venue hosts, the NZSA has developed additional sections specific to guidance on Crowd Controller roles and duties and providing security for Events, Venues and other Crowded Places.

The additional sections are aligned with the recently issued Protecting our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy programme and the various resource tools.

The amended copy of the Good Practice Guideline, including the new sections, can be downloaded from the NZSA website www.security.org.nz within the next few weeks.

NZSA appoints independent Chairperson and new Board Member
In a very positive step, the NZSA Board has appointed Gray Paterson as its first independent Chairperson.

Gray is a very experienced and accomplished Board Chair who brings a wealth of relevant skills and experiences to the role and will provide strong governance and direction for the Association in coming years.

We are also pleased to advise that Andy Gollings, CEO of Red Badge, was elected to the NZSA Board at the AGM late last year, replacing Chris Whiting. Existing Board Members Brett Wilson, Matt Stevenson, Lance Reisterer and Wade Coneybeer were also re-elected for a further three year term.

Crowded Places Strategy Group
Last September the New Zealand Police released a strategy to assist owners and operators increase the safety, protection and resilience of crowded places across New Zealand.

Protecting our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy sets out a consistent approach to protecting crowded places throughout New Zealand. It introduces guidelines and tools to help owners and operators of crowded places reduce the threat of attack occurring, and lessen its consequences, using methods that are proportionate to the threat.

The strategy, guidelines and planning tools can be accessed via the Police website.

The NZSA have also been working with the Police to ensure that the resources and capability of the private security industry are recognised and utilised as part of the strategic approach. Whilst membership is yet to be formalised, the NZSA will represent the security industry at the launch of the Crowded Places Advisory Groups and we will be hosting a Provider Forum during February focused on how best the industry can support and promote the Crowded Places strategies.

SkillsVR security training platform
Development of the SkillsVR training platform is now complete and waiting for pre-moderation to ensure it meets the outcomes and performance criteria specified within the unit standards.

Once the timing for this has been confirmed we will formalise dates and locations for a national roadshow tour that will coincide with the opening of the new regional MSD service hubs.

In the interim SkillsVR are happy to arrange demonstrations for providers – contact Chris Thomas on [email protected] or 021 771 173.

Further professional recognition of the security industry?
The NZSA, together with the Training Special Interest Group (SIG) and Skills will being looking at how our industry could benefit if we formed a professional Registration body for individual security operatives.

As you will be aware, the NZSA is a member organisation, and combining this with a Registration body may provide improved professional recognition for individual workers in the industry and enhance the overall standing of the entire industry.

This is only at its early concept stages and initially Skills will be carrying out a feasibility study over the next couple of months.

We will keep you posted on how this study progresses, and if it does show promise we will seek your input later in the year.

Privacy law reform
New Zealand’s privacy laws changed on 1 December 2020 with the introduction of the Privacy Act 2020.

The most significant changes include:

  • Mandatory notification of a privacy breach – this applies to all “notifiable privacy breaches” being where the breach has caused, or is likely to cause, an individual serious harm.
  • Privacy Commissioner can issue and public compliance notices – The Commissioner will have the ability to issue a compliance notice to any agency requiring them to take action, or stop taking a particular action in order to comply with privacy laws.
  • Disclosure of personal information outside New Zealand – this will put more limits on foreign disclosure by requiring an agency to satisfy one of six requirements before disclosing personal information overseas.
  • Identifying information cannot be collected unless requested – this prohibits an agency obtaining more identifying information from an individual than is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected.

Office relocation
From 1 February 2021 our office will be located at Level 2, 31 Northside Drive in Westgate.

The new office will allow us to re-implement on-site interviewing of MSD candidates and as always, we welcome any member who wishes to call in for a coffee, to recharge their devices or requires brief use of an off-site office space.

As always, we welcome all comments and feedback on NZSA or industry issues and activity.

Keep safe and well.

Gary Morrison
CEO

 

NZSA support for LSV programme

The LSV programme is a free six-week motivational training course provided by MSD but facilitated by the New Zealand Defence Force. It is targeted at 18 to 25-year olds and aims to increase the number of young people entering employment or training by improving their self-discipline, self-confidence, motivation and initiative.

We introduced an NZSA Award to be presented to the trainee demonstrating outstanding qualities for the security industry – initiative, empathy and going the extra mile.

The recipient for the October course was Trainee Jesse Clarke-McRoberts from Wairoa. Tr Clarke-McRoberts was a model trainee in all aspects of initiative, empathy and going the extra mile. He was also awarded the Officer Commanding Award for All Round Excellence and received a scholarship with Sudima Hotels as part of their Corporate Trainee Programme for 2021. Some fantastic opportunities on the horizon for this trainee and very well deserved!

 

Membership

We welcome the following new Corporate Member:

Trust & Loyalty Security Ltd

 

Events

CISO Online Virtual Forum
9-12 February 2021

Cybersecurity strategy successes shared live with you online, for free.

The NZSA is proud to be an industry partner and Associate Professor Lech Janczewski of our special interest group NZ Information Security Forum (NZISF), will be joining the panel discussion.
CISO Online will welcome an inspiring speaker line up with a comprehensive agenda covering the biggest strategic concerns for leaders in the information security space, for 1.5 hours per day.
Discover how CISOs and senior cybersecurity leaders are migrating from a technical to a strategic role and enabling business agility and growth by strengthening their frontiers.

To register please visit the CISO Online website.

 

Securing NZ’s Borders, Facilities & Public Spaces
13-14 April 2021
Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland

Attend to receive essential updates on the latest developments in safety and security. Hear from a wide range of experts from across police, law enforcement, government, legal, sports, venue operators, risk management and the security industry.

Topics will cover:

  • Security at national and civic level – funding, collaboration and strategy
  • Border quarantine and managed isolation facility security review
  • Harnessing the benefits derived from the ability to share information between agencies
  • Reviewing the NZSA New Zealand Security Industry Good Practice Guidelines
  • Protecting crowded places from attack – New Zealand’s strategy
  • Threats to national security posed by social media
  • Mastering the art of profiling – managing indicators of potential offenders
  • Cyber attacks on public infrastructure
  • Building safer cities through innovative architectural design
  • Legal clinic: maintaining public safety within legal parameters
  • Emergency services and first responders – engaging with the first line of response
  • Dealing with disaster – how government and local councils react to tragic incidents

To register please visit the Conferenz website.