Get to know our team: Glyn Hannah

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Wednesday, 18th March 2020

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

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Wednesday, 8th January 2020

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.

Logistic Management courses are approved by the Institute of Leadership and Management

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Wednesday, 13th November 2019

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. 

ISSEE releases full range of courses accredited by SQA

Submitted by Charlie Fothergill on Monday, 8th April 2019

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 Assist Humanitarian Demining INGOs in Delivering IED Training

Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

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.

Public Security and Safety Training

Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, 15th December 2016

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.

ISSEE helps Iraqi military face oncoming IED challenge in Mosul

Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, 4th October 2016

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

Duty of Care Requirements in the Explosives Industry

Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, 3rd October 2016

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