Safer Business Network Webinars

Safer Business Network run webinars every Wednesday, providing free training and information to businesses on a complex range of issues they may face on a daily basis.

The webinars will range from training sessions to panel discussions with industry experts and will cover a variety of topics based on the needs of members and current crime trends.

You can register all levels of staff within your business, from floor staff to management, security to directors. Places are limited so register via the links below to guarantee your spot.

​Upcoming webinars:

  • Reopening Webinar (Step 4): Wednesday 9th June 2021, 14:00-15:30
    As we prepare for the release of lockdown, and gradual reduction in restrictions, it is important that businesses are supported to navigate regulations and re-open safely – allowing them to adapt in the new COVID-19 world. This webinar will cover:
    – Current Government Regulations (relevant to the appropriate “Step”)
    – COVID-19 Safety Measures including What measures may need to be in place after this step.
    – Conflict Management
    – Your licensing responsibilities
    – Q&A with Police and other authorities
  • Dealing with Suspicious Items: Wednesday 16th June 2021, 10:30-12:00
    (Part of the Counter Terrorism & Critical Incident Series)
    This session will cover how to identify and deal with suspicious items.
    – Identifying component parts of an IED
    – The key stages of an explosion (blast effect)
    – Recognising the common chemicals used to make home-made explosives (HME)
    – How to report suspicious activity
    – Response protocols and procedures (HOT, 4 Cs, cordon distances)
  • SCaN for Communications Professionals: Wednesday 21st July 2021, 10:30-12:00
    (Part of the Counter Terrorism & Critical Incident Series)
    SCaN for Communications Professionals is an awareness of the principles of security-minded communications and outlines what small steps a communications professional can take now to protect their organisation. SCaN for Communications Professionals Awareness will enable the audience to: ​
    – Understand the vital role corporate communications play in protecting an organisation from a range of threats.
    – Understand what those who seek to cause an organisation harm are looking for and need to plan their actions.
    – Plan how to help your colleagues and customers protect your organisation.
    – Prepare for a major incident or crisis.

Brexit: Check, Change, Go

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020 will affect the day-to-day operations of many Wimbledon businesses.

You can identify the actions you need to undertake through the dedicated government web portal, including the points-based immigration system, which may affect your recruitment.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free live and recorded webinars to help businesses check the new rules and understand the actions they need to take.

Following the initial broadcast, the webinars will be available on demand. The live sessions will take place at the following times:

  • Services and investment – 11am, Tuesday 13 October
  • Retail – 11am, Wednesday 14 October
  • Automotive – 2pm, Wednesday 14 October
  • Metals and other materials – 11am, Tuesday 20 October
  • Electronics and machinery – 11am, Wednesday 21 October
  • Consumer goods – 11am, Thursday 22 October
  • Life Sciences – 11am, Tuesday 27 October
  • Construction – 11am, Wednesday 28 October
  • Aerospace – 11am, Thursday 29 October

Register for these webinars here.