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Crisis Management versus Operational Readiness

Crisis management involves preparing for, responding to, and recovering from an event that can disrupt an organisation’s viability or stability. On the other hand, operational readiness refers to the capacity to perform critical business functions and maintain services without interruption … Read More

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No Ticket, No Passport, No Problem: A Journey Across the Atlantic 

Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava is a Russian citizen who allegedly boarded a flight from Copenhagen to New York without a passport or a ticket in November 2023, which raises serious questions about the security measures at airports and airlines. How did … Read More

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Training and Exercise Planning: Enhancing Security Readiness with OpeReady Systems

Practical and effective training and exercise planning play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and security of airports and maritime industries, which are susceptible to various potential threats ranging from natural disasters to security breaches. A well-structured program is … Read More

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The Importance of Training Assessments in Modern Security

Assessing the training of security personnel is a critical aspect of the security industry. It ensures that security staff are competent, qualified, and ready to effectively and safely perform their duties, given the unique demands and risks associated with safeguarding … Read More

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KPIs: Not Just Numbers on a Spreadsheet

Training programs for airport and maritime security are crucial in equipping personnel to safeguard against various security threats and risks. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are essential metrics organisations use to evaluate performance and measure progress towards specific goals and objectives. … Read More

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Training ROI (Return on Investment) and Its Worth

Measuring the benefits a company gains from its investment in training is known as Training ROI (Return on Investment). It involves comparing the cost of training with the resulting benefit in improved performance, productivity, sales, customer satisfaction or any other … Read More

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Your Operational Readiness Plan

Preparing an Operational Readiness Plan (ORP) for security operations is crucial to ensure that a security system or process functions effectively and securely. This document outlines the steps and procedures to ensure that the security system or methodology is fully … Read More

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Data-Driven Decision-Making

Data analytics and reporting are essential for measuring and enhancing operational readiness performance. Operational readiness refers to an organisation’s ability to deliver its products or services efficiently and effectively while meeting customers’ and stakeholders’ expectations and needs. Data analytics and … Read More

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Are Quality Assurance Programs necessary?

Efficient and effective security operations in airports and maritime facilities rely on quality assurance programs, which consist of processes, protocols, and standards that guarantee consistent performance and compliance with regulatory guidelines. Regulatory Compliance: Airport and maritime security operations are subject … Read More

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Into the Breach

Airport security is a vital aspect of ensuring the safety and efficiency of air travel. However, as the recent security breaches at airports have shown, gaps and vulnerabilities can still be exploited. While no statistics are available, it is reasonable … Read More

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Record Keeping Benefits

In regulated industries like aviation and maritime facilities, it is crucial to keep accurate training and maintenance records for various reasons. Firstly, governing bodies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration and International Maritime Organization, impose strict regulations that mandate the … Read More

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Monitoring Security Checkpoint Efficiency: Key Considerations and Practices

In today’s interconnected world, the safety and security of individuals in various settings is paramount. Security checkpoints protect public areas, transportation hubs, and other high-risk zones. We must monitor security checkpoint efficiency through personnel training, technology integration, and data analysis … Read More

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Compliance Management Made Easy

Effective record management in any regulated organisation or business sector demands the utmost attention from managers to ensure that standards are met and exceeded. This is the primary goal of quality assurance. Organisations of all sizes must have a system … Read More

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Newcastle Airport Purchases OpeReady

We’re proud to announce that Newcastle Airport has chosen OpeReady for its operational compliance management system. OpeReady makes it easy for Security Managers to monitor and control the compliance level of employees, units, and equipment in real-time, ensuring a smooth … Read More

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Maintaining workplace readiness and employee compliance

Workforce readiness is a term referring to the preparation of individuals to enter and succeed in the workforce. It involves skills, knowledge, and attributes that enable individuals to navigate the job market effectively, perform well in their roles, and adapt … Read More

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Simplifying Compliance Management

Managing a large team of specialist personnel who may require licenses and regulatory training can be challenging, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with regulations and workplace readiness, compliance tracking, and maintaining quality assurance. However, there are strategies you … Read More

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Maritime Compliance Management (made easy)

Cruise ship security is, in many ways a more complex operation than one might suspect. It includes access control (entry and exit), x-ray screening machines, walk-through metal detectors, explosive / drug trace detectors, pat-down searches, wanding and so the list … Read More

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How technology can help employee performance management

Employee engagement is a crucial metric used to measure the overall productivity of any organization. Most of the time humans do it. With all due respect for the HR personnel evaluating the productivity of any given organization, the process occasionally … Read More

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Threats to transport security and how to prevent them

Transport security is the industry responsible for securing the transportation system and its passengers from potential threats. The transport security industry is in constant development and the new technologies and techniques being implemented are changing the way we view the … Read More

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Vulnerability management software – importance in the current cybersecurity context

Vulnerability management software helps organisations and individuals identify, manage, and remediate vulnerabilities in their networks and systems. The software can be used by IT administrators, security professionals, system administrators, and the general public for personal use or business use. OpeReady … Read More

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NTA purchased Opeready

NTA purchase OpeReady

The Security Division of NTA purchased OpeReady in February 2022 and has been using it ever since to manage all the training and compliance monitoring of their armed guards and security officers.  NTA is a leading organisation in the revolution … Read More

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Compliance management and its effects on your company’s bottom line

Compliance management is a process of ensuring that organizations fully comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and standards. This includes everything from ensuring that the company has the proper licenses to operating within a legal and ethical framework. Compliance management … Read More

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How AI-powered Threat Image Projection for X-ray Scanners are Revolutionizing the Global Aviation Industry

Threat Image Projection (TIP) for X-ray Scanners  Threat Image Projection is a software program which is either included or activated when X-ray machines are purchased from the manufacturer. The software is used in two main ways and in most cases … Read More

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Fire Fighter and Rescue Services – keep the staff up to date with OpeReady

OpeReady assists managers of emergency services to implement the two critical elements of their responsibilities: keeping staff members up to date with all training and qualification requirements managing and monitoring high maintenance standards for operational equipment Rescue services are responsible … Read More

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