Useful Resources and Links
Safety is everyones responsibility...
As well as providing security and safety solutions to our clients, we also feel obliged to help not only all of our staff with their own personal career development but everyone who works in and around sites and large crowds to provide a safer environment for everyone and also to utilise any current initiatives both nationwide and at a local or specific level too.
ACT - Action Counters Terrorism
RUN - TELL - HIDE
is the guidance given should you be caught in a terrorist attack and can be applied to many places and situations. We know from case studies and testimony of people who have survived attacks that this advice can save lives.
A handy and free online E-Learning Action Counters Terrorism module can be found here.
The online modules take about 1 hour to complete. On completion of the modules you will be given a certificate which can be printed.
We live in ever changing times and with the threat of terrorism still part of everyday life, we are seen as part of the front line in both being proactive towards and reactive to any situations that may arise as a result of terrorism.
Going hand in hand with the government ACT initiative is the CitizenAID App.
CitizenAID is a handy app available to download free from your app store.
CitizenAID has greatly enhanced its smartphone app to include information on both vehicle and acid attacks alongside shooting, stabbing and bombing incidents.
Ask for Angela
Aimed predominantly at the night time economy and licensed trades, the safety initiative ‘Ask for Angela’ is being rolled out to bars, clubs and other licensed businesses across the UK People who feel unsafe, vulnerable or threatened can discreetly seek help by approaching venue staff and asking them for ‘Angela’. This code-phrase will indicate to staff that they require help with their situation and a trained member of staff will then look to support and assist them. This might be through reuniting them with a friend, seeing them to a taxi, or by calling venue security and/or the police.
Current UK Terror Threat Level
CURRENT UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL
Both staff and members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321. If your information does not relate to an imminent threat, you can also contact MI5.
Threat levels are designed to give a broad indication of the likelihood of a terrorist attack
LOW means an attack is highly unlikely
MODERATE means an attack is possible, but not likely
SUBSTANTIAL means an attack is likely
SEVERE means an attack is highly likely
CRITICAL means an attack is highly likely in the near future
The Security Industry Authority
Anyone who works within the private security industry under a licensable activity needs to be licensed by the SIA.
The SIA is a department of the Home Office and is responsible for the granting of licenses to anybody who works in the industry under the PSIA2001.
We do ask all staff to regularly check the SIA website to maintain a good knowledge of any changes within the industry and any changes to license and training criteria.
We are also a SIA ACS supplier and our details can be checked on the register of ACS companies.
As a company we also conduct both weekly and monthly SIA checks on all badge holders to ensure they are legally allowed to work in their role.
Coronavirus - Covid-19
With the constantly changing situation with
Covid-19, we ask everyone to remain vigilant and adhere to current government guidance which can be found here.
Public Health England is now The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
The UKHSA is responsible for protecting every member of every community from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats and any updates relating to Covid-19 and any other public health alerts can be found on the UKHSA website.
CPNI guidance on searching during Covid can be found here.