NEWS BLOG

News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Belmont and Western Australian Small Business Awards…FINALISTS!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

WOW – we were beyond excited to receive the news we are finalists in the Belmont Small Business Awards 2018! Such a fantastic surpise. Its been a very long road to get here….so much hard work by so many people who work with us, for which we are incredibly grateful. We are also grateful to our loyal clients and students for helping to us to achieve this. Thank you.   We don’t care who wins – just getting this news has been the biggest thrill!!      

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New and Improved Training Facility!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

The signs have gone up and the countdown is on!   We are thrilled to announce Strike Training and Consulting will commence all classes from our new location at Unit 2, 17 Brennan Way, Belmont from Monday 27th August 2018.   With our students always at the forefront of our mind, we will enjoy a larger premises with purpose built training rooms all aimed to enhance your learning experience.  With plenty of public transport options available, ample free parking and a quick 10 minutes from the CBD we are easy to access from any location in Perth.   If you’re...

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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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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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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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Personal Safety and Self Defence Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Strike Training and Consulting has completed another Occupational Therapist self defence and personal safety course for Life Live it. This organisation is required to attend client’s homes to manage their treatment which brings with it a number of safety concerns.   To meet the specific needs of Life Live it we bespoke the program to their particular requirements adapting the course to the specific issues facing the therapists.   With twelve ladies in attendance we looked at specific concerns such as:   Visiting clients alone in high crime risk areas – walking to & from car/ house.   Visiting clients who...

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Certificate III in Security Operations

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We have just finished another successful Certificate III Bodyguard Course.  The guys devised and executed their operational plan to the minute!  Congratulations to Luke MARTIN (Field Commander), Demetrio VAN DE VELDE (Driver), Jacob NICHOLAS (Bodyguard 1), and Dale HANSSEN (Bodyguard 2) for achieving your qualification in Certificate III in Security Operations.   Through this achievement the students have gained training in leadership, supervision, close personal protection methodology, security risk analysis and mitigation.  Most of all they learnt preparation and planning is the key to adapting to security risk situations.   This will benefit these operators to gain supervisory roles, FIFO...

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Terrorists on the move: Vigilance is our defence

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

In recent weeks we have seen terror related incidents in Manchester, London, two in Melbourne and another in Paris this morning. The frequency is not unexpected given the war in Syria for ISIL is failing badly or has failed, depends who you listen too! This has now pushed these trained operatives into the civilian world where they can operate or influence the commencement of terrorist attacks directly or indirectly.   Regardless of your opinions on what is happening here, the fact is we are under attack and have been for some time. Many individuals, particularly Australians like to think this...

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Manchester Bombing 22nd May 2017

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Unfortunately, today there has been another bomb blast at a place of mass gathering. If what has been indicated in the press is true, a suicide bomber carrying a backpack has detonated the bomb causing at least 19 deaths. If this is the case, security at an event has dropped the ball again. Time and time again we see a lack of vigilance and planning resulting in chaos and death from those who we perceive are caring for the safety of the public.   Questions need to be asked: Who made the decision that backpacks are allowed into a concert?...

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News from Strike Training

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Hi All   Happy 2017 (?!) – sorry to have been so quiet on the blog front but the start of the year has been exploding with new students, exciting new work opportunities and creating new courses.  Its been a thrilling time for Strike Training and Consulting!   So far this year –   We have been working with a wonderful group of trainees from the Njamal people in Port Hedland.  Whilst they have been learning all of the necessary requirements of Security Guard/Crowd Control work, we had been learning about their amazing culture and been treated to a Welcome...

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