EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES:
Employee Related Injuries, Truck Crashes, and HR Issues:
>> Provide direction during the investigative and discovery phases on issues unique to the armored car industry and regarding premise liability matters.
>> Provide insight relative to pertinent internal documents and company records.
>> Provide opinions and/or testimony
>> Relative to industry patterns and practice.
>> Review standards and compliance that are unique to the armored car industry.
>> Review hiring, training and safety records for compliance and pattern.
>> Assist in preparing and understanding financial reports relative to losses, safety, security, operating expenses and profit.
The vast majority of truck crashes are preventable by either the employee or management. More deaths occur from truck crashes than from armored car robberies. There are key questions that need to be asked of the carrier and confirmed following each truck incident. There are business records that when reviewed by an expert are telling and often explain a deep rooted cause that will be overlooked by a person not familiar with the industry. Following are a few examples of such records.
>> Training Records.
>> Fleet Maintenance Records.
>> Driver Safety Program.
>> Fleet Expense Reports.
>> Financial Operating Reports
Employee Related Injuries
While some work related injuries are caused by unsafe acts of the employee and can be avoided many more are related to lack of training, unsafe conditions such as, excess hours worked or unsafe equipment. As with truck accidents there are business records that must be requested and reviewed to determine if there were adequate preventive measures in place to prevent the injury. Following are a few examples of such records.
>> Training Records.
>> Equipment Records.
>> Financial Records.
>> Past Incidents.
>> Safety Programs.
Jim McGuffey, owner of A.C.E. Security Consultants has served in the security industry for 35 years. Jim has worked closely with HR Management for 26 years and has a thorough understanding of security industry practices and policies that arise. He will be able assist you in reviewing policies and practices while providing litigation support.
Jim is board certified in Security Management, Physical Security and Investigations. Throughout the world, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) designation is acknowledged as the security profession’s highest recognition of practitioners. The CPP, PCI and PSP certifications are awarded based upon experience, education, and of an examination that provides an objective measure of an individual’s broad-based knowledge and competency in security management, physical security and the investigation process. Ongoing professional development is required in order to maintain each credential. As of May 2012 Jim is one of 64 security practitioners in the world who hold all three of these prestigious ASIS International board certifications in security.
The CPP® PSP® and PCI® are administered by ASIS International, the preeminent international organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide which Jim has been an active member since 1981. Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) – This certification designates individuals who have demonstrated competency in all areas constituting security management. Physical Security Professional (PSP®) – The PSP® designation is the certification for those whose primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys, design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures and people, or install, operate and maintain those systems. Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) – Holders of the PCI® certification have demonstrated education and/or experience in the fields of case management, evidence collection, and case presentation.
“I recently utilized A.C.E. Security Consultants as an expert witness in a case involving death while in custody and found them to be professional and quick to respond to my needs. Their guidance and reports were helpful in my firm obtaining a settlement.” — Dean Maglione, Attorney at Law, Maglione & Associates, LLC, New Jersey
“Jim conducted a security risk assessment for our organization. We were originally concerned that the proposed strategies might be expensive and outside our budget. However, we were delighted to learn that his recommendations were extremely cost effective and consisted of adding additional processes which cost little or no money to make our environment safer. The end result with the approached utilized by Jim, enabled us to engage our entire staff in the process and thus have a successful and positive outcome in increasing security awareness for the entire organization to include the board of directors. Vincent J. Deon President ALDIE Foundation” —Vincent J. Deon, CPC, President Aldie Drug & Alcohol Counselling Centers
“We engaged Jim McGuffey to conduct security training at home office with my Operations and Security management teams. The training that he delivered received positive comments from all the participants. We will continue to benefit from his training. Jim is a consummate, knowledgeable professional and I recommend his work without hesitation.” —Doug Oines, SVP Clearview Cinemas
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