NEWS BLOG

News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Strike Students

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

  Our students continue to kick goals and we couldn’t be happier for them!   A recently trained ex-student was employed to be one of the guards for Katy Perry during her recent visit to Perth.  We are so proud of our student and feel thrilled that her security career is off to such a successful start.   Hard working, professional, well trained security guards and crowd controllers will always be in demand.   Congratulations M!    

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I’m trained in Investigations….now what?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We have just completed another Certificate III in Investigative Services and as with our last Certificate III in Security (Bodyguard/Cash In Transit) group, we have had our largest class to date!   Now that we have a wonderful group of trained Investigators hitting the streets….they may ask….where can I put my new skills to use?   Rest assured…there is no lack of work for a good Investigator!  Within Perth, Australia and internationally, there are many different types of investigators who work in many different and specialised fields.  From Workers compensation claims to infidelity to child custody investigations to gambling and/or...

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Bodyguards and Cash in Transit

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Another class of Certificate III in Security Operations (Bodyguards) have been trained.  Great news for the City of Perth!  We have been so lucky to have wonderful groups of trainees come through over the past few years learning about Body Guard and Cash in Transit work.  We know they’ll do a fantastic job on the ground and make Strike proud.  Our recent class was our largest and one of our best.  A diverse group of trainees with different experiences and views which added to the richness of the ideas and planning.   Preparation and protection of their principal was great...

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Benefits of First Aid Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

From a personal standpoint, learning first aid and keeping your qualifications current is not only important….it is essential.  This cannot be overstated.   Coming from my background as a police officer there were many times across my career that I found myself in a position being first person at an accident, where I needed to give first aid assistance and apply my cardiopulmonary (CPR) training.   However the instance that stands out the most was shortly after beginning our Strike Training and Consulting business.  One of our early students in Security Operations came through and completed her Provide First Aid...

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Boston Bombing: The Honourable Marianne B. Bowler, United States District Court Judge

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/new-footage-of-boston-bombing-blast-shown-in-court/   I would like to sincerely thank the U.S. Consul General Ms. Rachel L. Cooke and Mr. Bruce Havilah of Havilah Legal for inviting me to listen to Her Honour Marianne BOWLER at The Western Australian Club yesterday evening. I felt very privileged. She spoke of the legal aspects, the trial, investigations and a number of pertinent social issues arising out of the attack. To listen to someone who was so close to the event and be able to detail aspects was extremely informative. Particularly the amount of information gained by police and legal throughout the process.   This...

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Perth Self Defence – Plan to be Aware

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

  On Saturday 17th March 2018 the woman in this interview was attacked for her phone in East Perth. She attempted to fight off the attacker and was stabbed 5 times. Our Managing Director Gaven WICKS was interviewed about the incident.     Is Perth a dangerous place? No, it isn’t in comparison to other cities and certainly not on the back of one single incident. But there is a growing concern around increasing violent attacks and the brazen attitude of these criminals who have little regard for the law. There has been an increase in these types of attacks...

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Could Perth Security Guards deal with a Terrorism Attack?

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/terrorism/inquiry-could-perth-security-guards-deal-with-a-terror-attack-ng-b88774713z   Again the point is being missed here, the idea of security is not to be reactive but proactive. No one wants to be dealing with a terrorist attack, security guards need to be preventing them. This takes awareness and recognition of preparation by those who would commit such an act. Then be able to respond to it in an appropriate manner.   It is indicated in this article that security guards are getting half a day on terrorism training. My question is what type of training are they getting? And who is qualified to be teaching this? I...

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Corporate Conflict Management and Self Defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We would like to thank VETASSESS for engaging Strike Training and Consulting to deliver our “Conflict Management and Self Defence” program to their staff.   VETASSESS found their employees were encountering aggressive, threatening and anti-social behaviour when dealing with some clients. As an all-female staff the organisation recognised there was a major issue with security of their staff whilst on site. Strike created bespoke training program to specifically meet the security and personal safety issues of the staff.   As an addition Strike applied its experience and knowledge in the area of security to conduct an assessment of the VETASSESS office...

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Strike De-Fence Pty Limited

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We are excited to let you in on a secret we have been working on at Strike Training and Consulting’s sister company Strike De-Fence Pty Limited.   Over the past year a security system designed by our Managing Director Gaven Wicks has taken form and is to be revealed in the New Year.   This product is a completely portable security fencing system for temporary events designed to alleviate a number of issues including fence jumpers, vehicle borne attack, illegal site access and assist in safety. Currently we are seeing many security and safety issues for event attendees, security operators...

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School Group Self Defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We would like to thank the Holy Cross College students and their Mums for a wonderful Self Defence group lesson.   What a fantastic and enthusiastic bunch!   The group of girls with their friends learnt some very valuable points and considerations to remember whilst enjoying their everyday life.  Supported by their Mums, they will have new skills and understanding of situational awareness, which will be a gift for life.   Your personal safety is such an important issue and we loved being able to teach you such critical techniques through our extensive background and experience.  We covered issues of...

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