Glyn Hannah - MIExpE MInstRE Eng Tech
Glyn brought his expertise to ISSEE as an instructor after a 25-year career spent within Search, IEDD and Conventional Munition Disposal. He's always the most cheerful member of the ISSEE office and he's an experienced and energetic teacher, having held a number of important training roles prior to joining ISSEE, including as an instructor at the British Army’s IEDD School as well as the senior soldier instructor at the British Army’s Search School.
ISSEE turns 20 years old this year. Since the year 2000, ISSEE has been a world-class leader providing explosives & security consultancy and advisory services to national and international Defence, Police and Commercial organizations.
Over the past 20 years, ISSEE has become recognised internationally for the design and delivery of solutions to generate and sustain capability, assess, coach and mentor newly qualified operators and provide whole-life munitions management services.
ISSEE’s latest qualifications have been approved as meeting the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Standard.
The Logistic Management programme has been recognised as a pathway grading to Associate Membership with the Institute of Leadership & Management on completion, providing learners with professional recognition related to their leadership learning and an ongoing commitment to continue to develop as effective leaders and to inspire others to achieve excellence.
Providing academically accredited Counter Terrorism, Explosives and Security training
ISSEE continues to work in a unique partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and has recently expanded the list of SQA-accredited courses to include the whole range of core training courses.
The SQA began working with ISSEE in September 2018, when they placed Explosives Storage Management and Security training courses on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), formally allocating SCQF levels and credits to these qualifications.
ISSEE are working with humanitarian demining international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) to implement an Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) Course and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness Course to be delivered in 2017. This, along with a Train-the-Trainer course, allows the INGOs to conduct training within their own operational sphere.
ISSEE are now running training and briefing days directly aimed at aiding those responsible for public security.
Terrorist organisations are always looking to increase their presence and influence and they turn to all and any means of attack to deliver that terror. ‘Lone Actor’ attacks within mass transit facilities or areas of public gathering are also increasingly central to the concerns of the Security Services and Police. Either method of attack or threat of attack, has the chilling effect of spreading fear among the lives of ordinary people.
Under the Islamic State group, Mosul has been transformed into an urban minefield littered with explosives and traps meant to bait troops and technicians into setting them off. Once Iraqi forces retake Mosul from the militants that have held it since 2014, they will have to contend with the city itself.
Valerie Insinna, from Defense News reports on how ISSEE has been working with NATO to train Officers from Iraq to deal with IEDs left by Islamic State Group
Occasionally, incidents and near misses occur at explosives and munitions manufacturing facilities which, despite rigorous safety processes, are unforeseen within the daily working environment.
This is not to say that safety is lapse, more so that workers are not always trained or experienced to analyse the wider implications of working with explosives beyond their immediate task