PSPLA – extension for temporary licences
The PSPLA have advised that consideration will be given towards approving a third extension for temporary CoA’s for people in affected areas where their employer confirms that the applicant was booked in for the mandatory training before their second temporary expired but it needed to be cancelled or postponed because of events associated with Auckland flooding or Cyclone Gabrielle
It is appreciated that access to fuel has been restricted over the last week.
We have been provided the following update by our fuel partner, Mobilcard. They also advise that fuel stocks are now being replenished regularly and that further rationing is unlikely.
|J Young Motors incl T/Stop
||590 Main North Road
||Closed. Expect update later this week.
|Mobil Havelock North
||36 Havelock Road
||Ngati Maru Highway
||89 Church Street
||49 Wainui Road
||Site has intermittent power. Expect update later this week.
|Mobil Stortford Lodge
||2084 Pakowhai Road
|Mobil Taradale Road
||164 Taradale Road
||7-13 Bridge Street
||Closed due to no IT communications. Expect update later this week.
||200 Joan Gaskell Drive
||Open – closes 7pm
|Thames Fuel Limited
||Cnr Queen and Mary Streets
||Open – closes 9pm
||206 High Street
From the NZSA Team
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
New Zealand Defence Force – Medical Alarm, Emergency Response and Monitoring Services RFx ID 23866972 closing 24 February.
From the NZSA team.
Whilst today’s business environment is extremely challenging, we in security are one of the fortunate business sectors to be deemed an essential service and with some degree of certainty for our businesses and employees.
Demands on our services will differ business to business and sector by sector however we are already seeing an unprecedented demand for security officers to provide a wide range of essential services during the lock down period and potentially the foreseeable future.
The NZSA is widening our existing Skills for Industry Work Broker initiative to focus on ensuring continuity of a labour resource for our members providing essential services. This will include full-time, part-time and casual positions.
We will continue to support members signed to our existing programme with continued support and milestone payments for existing and future MSD candidate placements however most of our focus will be on identifying “fit for purpose” candidates from those businesses and industry sectors that are facing retrenchment and lay-offs and being able to refer those candidates to our members who desperately require additional workers.
We are working closely with MSD, the Student Association, Etu and the wider Business and Industry Association community to ensure that we are reaching those workers in other industry sectors who are seeking employment and promoting the security industry as a great option for them.
The NZSA team will:
- Provide candidates with an overview of the industry including an understanding of the licensing requirements
- Inform candidates of the various roles we are looking to fill and provide reassurance around their personal safety
- Provide telephone screening to ensure that candidates are “fit for purpose”
- Apply for the candidates Temporary Licence, including payment of the application fee
- Provide details of recommended candidates to our members seeking staff.
If you need staff please contact us on [email protected] and provide information including numbers, region, overview of duties, nature of contract (full-time, part-time or casual) and any other pertinent detail.
Should you have any questions please contact Andrea on [email protected] or 0274 502020.
Essential Services update
Government provided an update to the essential service definitions at 1pm. It includes the following:
“Security is considered an essential service, even if security services are being provided in relation to premises for a non-essential service”.
An interesting and relevant article appeared in the March edition of the Security Management magazine by Steven C. Millwee, CPP. We attach it here for you to read. Fair & Neutral – Conducting sexual Misconduct Investigations