Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:46
The Security Industry Amendment Act 2012 commenced on the 1st November 2012. The impacts of this act are already starting to be seen at venues around NSW.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:24
Hue Karaoke, 321-325 Sussex St, Sydney was the first to be issued with a second strike in the 3 Strikes disciplinary scheme. There are now 37 venues with a first strike on the 3 Strikes Disciplinary Scheme.
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:23
As a business you like to have everything safe, robust and secure. You would also like to have some assurance that things will continue as they were.
Unfortunately change is an ever present danger and assurances don’t come easily in this type of environment.
You may even rely on remote access to your business systems over the Internet. As a consequence of this flexibility in this current environment of distributed electronic connectivity, we have the proliferation of viruses, hackers and fraud. They attempt to steal identities, passwords, names and addresses, whatever is left unprotected.
Businesses today need to be aware of the risks and cater for them as best they are able.
This is a brief guide intended to help inform you about the risks to your business notably those unseen dangers that do exist, and how to be best prepared for them.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 15:13
Gong Grog use Near Top
The following is part of the article that appeared in the Illawarra Mercury, on the 22 March 2013.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 10:54
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Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:09
Workplace bullying is “verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by your employer (or manager), another person or group at work.”
Bullying Behaviour is a Hazard
In our current environment, if we see an exposed electrical lead on the floor or someone not wearing their safety boots into a restricted area, a quick reaction can eliminate the hazard. As education grows, employers become better informed of their obligation to take reasonable steps to prevent bullying and harassment. When the signs of overt bullying are identified such as; attacking or threatening someone in the workplace or pushing and shoving a fellow colleague the appropriate steps are taken to eliminate the bullying behaviour.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:17
Recently the 2012 inaugural OOPS Superior Service Awards were announced, recognising the venue and also the individual team member who consistently provided patrons outstanding superior customer service.
“Possibly the best experience that I have had at a club so far - service and staff could not be faulted.”
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:43
Why is it so confusing about the different funding options available to clubs to support their training requirements?
How can TAFE SWSI make it easier for you?
What is Workforce Development funding – who applies for it and how does one access this funding? Why have the traineeship amounts been reduced, and so on?
These seem to be the constant themes that many of our club partners are seeking the answers to.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:52
Social Media is now common place with a majority of our employees, which is easy to believe when statistic such as Facebook reveal they have over 1 billion monthly, active users.
With this growing form of communication, it hasalso put the spot light on how employer’s navigate the line between an employee’s privacy, out of hours conduct and their right to personal expression and the employer’s right to protect its organisation’s reputation, enforce the contractual relationship with its employees and also protect the safety of the staff.
Cases have established that employees making derogatory comments about their employer from their home computers outside of work hours can come under scrutiny of the employer. In one case Commissioner Bissett makes the statement that “it would be foolish of employees to think they may say as they wish on their Facebook page with total immunity from any consequences.”
Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:59
There are some fascinating new initiatives in the CCTV world this year and in order to explain them we will need some context.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 11:11
3 Strikes Disciplinary Scheme and Violent Venues
The current OLGR register of premises with 1st strike breaches are predominantly for “licensee permit intoxication on licensed premises”. With changes to the definition of intoxication establishing the burden of proof for someone who is “reasonably” to “noticeably” affected by liquor makes the offence easier to prove by the authorities.
Under the 3 Strikes Disciplinary Scheme, the second and third strikes are discretionary and as such the onus is on the licensee to review their business practices and to reduce alcohol related incidents. The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research shows that in 2004 there were 1,515 recorded assaults in Clubs. By 2012 that number has reduced to 848.
This reduction is in line with clubs community focus with their business practices moving away from high risk events such as “discos” and alcohol based promotions creating business units within their structure for a more family friendly and community based entertainment venue (like sports centres, swimming, hotels and golf venues).
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:32
Paper Certificates being phased out - Stage 2
The next step of the transition dates for expiry of RSA / RCG paper certificates in NSW will come into effect on 30th June 2013.
A summary of the transition process from paper certificates to photo ID cards is shown in the table below.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:01
Move from Task Driven to Performance Driven Workplace
When an organisation becomes task driven rather than performance driven - it's time to conduct a Needs Analysis.
A Needs Analysis will identify the individual manager’s current capabilities, collective training needs, operational efficiencies or gaps falling within the alignment and expectations of the Club's corporate goals (Mission, Vision, and Values).
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:44
The draft Regulation supports the reform measures to be implemented by the Security Industry Amendment Act 2012 and is proposed to commence on 1 November 2012.
The Regulation includes the proposed new fee schedule.
The Police Ministry has requested comments by cob Wednesday 19 September 2012. SPAAL members are requested to provide comments to SPAAL for inclusion in the SPAAL submission by Friday, 7 September.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:24
Are You Compliant?
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:04
SLED and ALEC Audits - Is your Security Ready?
The Security Industry Amendment Bill 2012 has been passed by the NSW Parliament and is now in effect (commenced 1st November 2012).
It will significantly enhance the NSW Police Force's regulation of the security industry. Many of the changes came out of reviews undertaken by the Australian Crime Commission and the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Evidence of organised crime and outlaw motorcycle gangs operating specifically in the security Industry in all mainland states was brought to the attention of the legislators.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 18:13
Gone are the days where students are required to sit in a classroom for instruction from a TAFE teacher. This type of instructional teaching does not suit the Club industry nor does it capture the experience and expertise that club industry professionals have gained during the course of their years working in the industry.
Over the past decade TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi) has developed expertise in being able to respond the changing needs of the Club Industry by offering workforce solutions that are designed to be delivered in a blended delivery method. As well, SWSi has developed a number of customised programs designed to meet the specific needs of our individual and valuable club partners.
Additionally,we have developed particular expertise in not only establishing partnerships with key industry players, we have also designed and delivered workforce solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of the Club industry. We work with our clients to understand their systems, procedures and processes to support the particular club’s outcomes and the capability of the club’s workforce.
We offer a wide range of specialist learning activities to enhance individual capability gained through e-learning initiatives and innovative teaching practices.