#MetalTheft - The Summit 2015

By Chris Dodds on 27th November, 2014

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#MetalTheft - The Summit 2015

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre is soon to be hosting their second annual Metal Theft Summit.

Taking place over a full day, the summit will include a balance of networking opportunities and presentations as well as information on metal theft trends and advice on how to combat metal theft.

The summit will look to draw on a number of industry experts to raise awareness of the metal theft issue in Scotland, how it affects everyone and how partnership working can make a real impact in assisting Scotland's economic recovery and in creating a hostile environment for metal thieves.

Date:              Wednesday 25th February 2015
Time:             All Day. Registration time to be confirmed.
Location:      Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre, Cambuslang

Metal Theft Summit

Confirmed speakers, exhibitor and ticket price information will be available soon. Get Involved In the meantime if you have any questions about the summit or would like to express your interest in speaking or exhibiting at the event then please e-mail Breige McBride at breige.mcbride@sbrcentre.co.uk

Get Involved

In the meantime if you have any questions about the summit or would like to express your interest in speaking or exhibiting at the event then please e-mail Breige McBride at breige.mcbride@sbrcentre.co.uk

 

Who Are SRBC?

SRBC are a unique organisation comprising contributions and secondments from Police Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, major banks, industries, investors and private membership. SRBC aim to provide their members with a wide ranging one stop shop for business security services and advice and to date have established themselves as a hub of innovation and business improvement in support of partners and the business community.

Pictured : “Metal theft affects us all and is a direct attack on our communities.” Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird, Chair of the Metal Theft Scotland Crime Group.

Metal Theft Scotland

Copper Theft - Substation Earthing

 

T&D working with Trace-in-Metal are committed to fighting #MetalTheft in the electrical utility and power industry. 

Trace-in-Metal (TiM) indelibly marks copper with thousands of microdots, each of which carry a unique etched code that identifies the site or substation where the copper earthing tape is installed. In a previous Blog post, T&D highlighted the catastrophic effects of stolen metal in the form of copper cables, overhead lines and substation earthing, has upon the power supply to homes and businesses. #MetalTheft is a crime that hits us hard - electricity substations are the plug from which all our power supply flows whether LV, 11kV and 33kV.  

#MetalTheft - Preventing The Theft Of Metals, Copper & Cables In The Electrical Power Industry 

 

John Minary : Metal Theft Crime Reduction Specialist (Director T-i-M)

"I read with interest the draft legislation planned for introduction in Scotland in 2015 in relation to strengthening the controls of Scrap Metal Dealers, the main drivers behind metal theft. Scotland will get a different law, with different measures. Cash is being taken out of the system. It won't solve the theft problem. It is a complex area. Trace-in-Metal works by making the metal traceable. The resilience of the markers, which will survive the recycling processes, links the receivers with the crime scene. The 

legislation will provide a 'money trail'. Trace-in-Metal now provides an audit trail of the stolen metal, linking the receiver with the crime scene. No longer will they be able to claim, 'I didn't know it was stolen!" and that is a step-change."

 

#MetalTheft

Video : Trace-in-Metal Lead Roof Protection System




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