As the Mediterranean yachting season draws to a close, a number of superyachts plan to make the short trip across the Mediterranean to Tunisia. A number of well publicised events has led to security concerns for superyachts intending to visit the country. In response to the concerns of our superyacht clients, Intrepid Risk Management has produced the following report. To read the report… CLICK HERE
Intrepid Risk Management has successfully undergone a stringent third-party audit process to maintain its compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. This demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best possible service to our growing list of valued clients.
ISO 9001:2008 certification is used by both customers and companies as a method of controlling their quality. The Standard provides a framework to manage a business and ensure a philosophy of continual improvement in all aspects of the business. It is externally assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure these business practices are maintained. Some of the principles of ISO 9001:2008 are:
Customer Focus – organisations depend on their customers and therefore need to shape activities around the fulfilment of market need.
Leadership – needed to provide unity of purpose and direction.
Involvement of Personnel – creates an environment where people become fully involved in achieving the organisation’s objectives
Process Approach – to achieve organisational objectives, resources and activities need to be managed as processes, with an understanding of how the outputs of one process affect the inputs of another.
System Approach to Management – the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation depends on a systemised approach to work activities.
Continual Improvement – adopting this as a part of everyday culture is a key objective for any organisation.
Fact Based Decision-Making – effective decisions are based on the logical and intuitive analysis of data and factual information.
Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships – such relationships will enhance the ability to create value.
Some of the benefits to our customers:
- Improved quality and service.
- Delivery on time.
- Right first time attitude.
- Fewer returned products and complaints.
- Independent audit demonstrates commitment to quality.
The Mediterranean Sea is a summer playground, but with more unrest along it’s southern and eastern coats, what dangers lie ahead for superyachts? Ed Hill was asked to share his expertise for this article.
To read the article … CLICK HERE
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In a move designed to enhance its reputational credibility, Intrepid Risk Management has been accepted by the British Bodyguard Association (BBA) to join the organisation as a Corporate Member. The BBA was formed in 2008 during a period of unprecedented growth in the bodyguard / close protection industry with the aim of setting a high benchmark of quality and providing ongoing support to its members.
The Close Protection industry is a vibrant and continually evolving sector that has grown considerably over the past few years. The role of the Close Protection Officer is a demanding one that requires high levels of dedication beyond those required of most other professions. Consequently, the BBA has set its own high professional standards of which its members must both achieve and uphold.
Jon Moss of the BBA said, “We’re delighted to welcome Intrepid to the BBA, they bring with them a wealth of experience particularly in the maritime and superyacht security sectors.”
Ed Hill, Managing Director of Intrepid Risk Management stated, “The British Bodyguard Association is an upstanding organisation that brings a whole range of benefits to the industry and to its members. Joining the BBA has not only increased the credibility of the company, it has given us access to some of the best close protection operators in the industry”.
To read the article Indian Ocean and Somali Piracy by Ed Hill… CLICK HERE
Opinion: A thought-provoking article illustrating how Southeast Asia is now widely regarded as the world’s most piracy infested waters.
Piracy in this region is hardly something new and the author correctly points out that more collaboration is needed between the authorities of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Moreover, similar strategies used to combat Somali piracy such as an increased naval presence in the region will undoubtedly have a positive impact on reducing the amount of attacks.
However, the role played by private maritime security companies should not be undermined. As demonstrated in the fight against Somali pirates, the deployment of warships cannot guarantee the safety of every single vessel.
Although a step in the right direction, increased cooperation involving intelligence sharing and joint investigations into maritime crime will not create an immediate fix. Therefore, the employment of on board security specialists should seriously be considered. EH
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Intrepid Risk Management will soon be running a SSO course at its classroom in Birkenhead, Merseyside from Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th June 2015. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment! Bookings can be made by emailing email@example.com
Intrepid Risk Management have now gone live with our new website. The new website outlines our comprehensive range of maritime services and details the maritime security courses we offer worldwide.
Browse the new website and get a true insight into who we are and learn more about the professional and responsive services we offer.