Our security services partner MITIE has supplied the following Crime and Terrorism Awareness Guidance.
As people start to get out and about more it is clear that Criminals and Terrorist organisations may be looking to capitalise on this transition out of lockdown
Whilst Covid-19 is and will remain a real issue for many months there are other prevalent threats and we should not ignore them; it is important that we continue to take a blended and holistic approach to risk management.
On the 19th June the Government announced the reduction of the Coronavirus alert level from 4 to 3. This may result in further easing of restrictions over the coming weeks, and for some people to return to their workplace. During the ‘lockdown’ as it is commonly referred, UK policing reported a general 30% decrease in crime. It is expected that crime rates will gradually return to more normal levels as the lockdown measures ease.
As crime rates increase, it may be a challenge for security and policing teams to respond effectively as resources are stretched and crime and terrorist groups look to capitalise on recent unrest due to Global protests and organisations remaining focused on their individual response to COVID-19.
The terrorist incident in Reading over the weekend has also highlighted, once again, that terrorists have the desire and capability to conduct acts of terror, therefore, there is a need to remain vigilant to potential hostile reconnaissance that can be a lead up to a terrorist attack.
Read the full Crime and Terrorism Awareness Guidance from MITIE by opening the PDF here
Counter Terrorism Policing UK Protect
Protective Security Information for the Business Community
We are all delighted that you are able to step up preparations for a return of staff, visitors and customers.
As you get closer to restarting, we ask you to please remember all the good work we have done together over recent years to help protect crowded places from terrorism. The UK National Threat Level remains at SUBSTANTIAL, meaning an attack is likely.
We feel confident that terrorist activity in the UK will return to previous norms after restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are eased.
So when you are making plans for the reopening of your business, we ask that you think about security and build a security review into your ‘to do’ list.
Our 60-second check provides an easy guide to the things that you can think about now as you get ready to return to normal – or ‘the new normal’ as it will undoubtedly be for all of us.
Making arrangements for social distancing and extra hygiene precautions are going to be foremost in your mind, but don’t forget there are always those who look to exploit situations when your attention may be elsewhere. Good counter terrorism measures also have benefits in deterring crime.
Read the full UK Protect National Bulletin by opening the PDF here
Sunderland Enterprise Park Management Company (SEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Security Manager, Paul Cameron. SEP provides a range of security solutions to businesses located on and around Sunderland Enterprise Park.
Paul served 23 Years in the Royal Navy, leaving the service in 2003. He started his security career at grass roots level within the Security Guarding and Retail Sectors and rapidly progressed to Contracts/Operations Management, looking after a Portfolio of Commercial and Retail Properties.
He has 10 years experience working within the CCTV Control Room Management environment, providing services such as local and remote monitoring, key holding, mobile patrolling, opening and locking of premises for both Commercial and Residential Properties.
On his appointment Paul commented, “I am very excited and enthusiastic about bringing my vast sector related experience to the company by supporting all SEP clients with their security needs now and in the future.”
During his career Paul was involved in all aspects of the security business including obtaining NSI Gold accreditations.
Angela Rayne, SEP General Manager said, “We have a wealth of security experience and a team of fully qualified security guards, enabling us to deliver a high quality and professional service to businesses of all sizes. We work in close partnership with the business community, crime prevention service, City of Sunderland Council and the Northumbria Police.”
“Paul is an excellent addition to the team and we are delighted to welcome him as Security Manager. He will be responsible for managing the day to day security requirements of all SEP clients and management of our control room.”
“The key priority for SEP is to ensure that our staff and clients stay safe during this time. Paul’s appointment will play a vital role in ensuring that our security services are operating as usual.”
For more information about SEP security services visit www.sepmanagement.co.uk or contact:
Paul Cameron (Security Manager) on email: email@example.com
Angela Rayne (General Manager) on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Security Control Room – email@example.com
Control room telephone number 0191 5166771.
Following the Coronavirus outbreak we have received many enquiries regarding the support we can provide during this challenging time, especially when buildings are empty.
We take the wellbeing of our staff, tenants and customers very seriously and have implemented a number of measures to ensure we can provide the following internal building visits to check for:
- Water leaks
- Potential fire risks
We can also ensure cold water outlets are purged on a regular basis to keep water circulating to reduce the risk of legionella.
For more information about our internal building visits or any of our security services available during this time please email Angela at: firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Vacant Property Inspections leaflet here>
In just half an hour you could become a life-saver. Come to our FREE hands on session to find out more about CPR and the recently installed BHF funded defibrillator at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (NE BIC).
Where: (NE BIC), Thompson Suite, Main Building
When: Friday 5th May 2017
Time: 10am-2pm (drop in anytime)
The North East Business and Innovation Centre (NE BIC) have recently been awarded a fully funded defibrillator by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) which has now been installed onsite.
In the event of a cardiac arrest, CPR and the use of a defibrillator can almost double someone’s chances of survival, so we are glad you have one at your place of work – now you just need to know how to use it.
The BHF will be at the NE BIC on 5th May running defib and CPR demonstrations you can fit into your lunch break. Not only will you be equipped with life-saving skills when we’re done, you’ll also be entered into our mystery prize draw so please do come and see us.
There are more than 1,700 out of hospital cardiac arrests in the north east every year, and less than 1 in 15 of these people will survive – for just half an hour of your time we can go a long way to increasing these survival rates in our community and you can be a CPR hero.
We hope to see you there!
For more information about this event email: email@example.com