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ADS members join VentilatorChallengeUK consortium

Following an announcement by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the UK’s aerospace, automotive and medical sectors have come together within the VentilatorChallengeUK consortium, to produce 10,000 medical ventilators. After this rallying call, the government have partnered a number of the UK’s leading technology and engineering firms with smaller manufacturers to rapidly build existing, modified or newly designed ventilators at speed, with seven priority projects underway. They are working to improve

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How one French racecourse saved security costs

Racecourse managers at the Hippodrome Côte d’Azur faced a familiar dilemma. How to stop duplicatable mechanical keys jeopardising security for employees and visitors? And how to drastically reduce the time they were wasting in getting locks replaced when someone lost their key? The racecourse’s 63-hectare site incorporates tracks used for many equestrian disciplines. Around 30 workers are employed full-time, but during meetings it welcomes up to 1,000 horses and 3,000

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UK space sector working together on response to Covid-19

The Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency and the President and Chair of the UKspace trade body met virtually to discuss the space sector’s response to Covid-19. The UK space sector employs 42,000 people and generates an income of £14.8bn each year, while supporting £300bn of wider economic activity through other industries with satellite services such as navigation, communications and Earth observation. Space is part of the UK’s Critical

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NaVCIS collaborate with Police Crime Prevention Academy to tackle rural crime

NaVCIS, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, have been supporting the Police Crime Prevention Academy in the delivery of the Academy’s Level 3 and 4 crime prevention qualifications, to raise awareness of the work that they do tackling vehicle crime connected with the rural, plant, haulage and leisure industries. NaVCIS is a national police unit that works to protect communities in the UK from the harm of vehicle finance crime

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Key Workers in Security and Fire Safety – The National Security Inspectorate view

With recently introduced social distancing measures, Key Workers essential to the running of public and other services across the UK including the NHS and critical infrastructure, have been categorised by Government. The intent is to ensure health and safety for the public at large during the pandemic and efforts to control Covid-19. NSI’s view is clear: approved companies working in security and fire safety deliver every day essential services ranging

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Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ summit statement on COVID-19

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic is a powerful reminder of our interconnectedness and vulnerabilities. The virus respects no borders. Combating this pandemic calls for a transparent, robust, coordinated, large-scale and science-based global response in the spirit of solidarity. We are strongly committed to presenting a united front against this common threat. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and the suffering faced by people around the world. Tackling

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JSaRC coordinates security industry ideas during Covid-19 Outbreak

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, there have been many offers of products and solutions from industry and academia received across Government. These are many and varied. However, considering the complexity of the virus and its broad impact, a good number of these offers are possibly not being received by the relevant departments. It is important that there is centralised coordination of these ideas, so they are considered and reviewed

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Poeton ramps up support for medical ventilators

Provider of surface treatment solutions, Poeton Industries, has remained fully operational at all three of its production sites and has increased its support for customers working on vital medical equipment required for the UK during these challenging times. This comes following the governments call for those industries with the capabilities to manufacture the now vitally needed ventilators for the NHS as the Coronavirus becomes more wide-spread across the UK in the

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G20 responds to Covid-19 outbreak

The representatives of the G20 Leaders, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people and the global economy during the second Sherpa meeting in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. We are deeply saddened by the human tragedy caused by the spread of COVID-19 and stand in solidarity with all affected countries. This pandemic calls for a robust international response. G20 countries will enhance cooperation and coordination to control the outbreak, protect

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Jacksons Fencing reduces traffic noise at south London school

Jackson Fencing has installed its Jakoustic fencing solution to provide protection and noise reduction at Ilderton Primary School, in South London. Located in the bustling Old Kent Road area of London’s Borough of Southwark, Ilderton Primary School’s central aims are to achieve ‘a happy, calm and nurturing school community’ and ‘a highly stimulating learning environment’. Local noise and traffic sometimes pose a challenge to reaching these goals. Particularly, the site’s

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