We are delighted to have secured SMAS Worksafe accreditation, we have also been assessed against our Environmental Management Systems, Anti-bribery & modern slavery compliance, and our Financial information including Business and Professional Standing
Highfield Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) – September 21st @ 9:00 am – September 23rd @ 5:00 pm £180 book here
Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) September 24th @ 9:00 am until 17:00 £60 book here
Highfield Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) September 25th @ 9:00 am until 17:00 £60 book here
Thank you to Vospers Plymouth we have taken delivery of our new patrol vehicles
Thank you for the following :-
https://www.vospers.com – Supplied the vehicles
https://www.signs4uplymouth.co.uk/ – Sign writing
https://www.pcs-ice.co.uk/ – Dash camera and tracking
What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?
The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to the highest ‘level 4 incident’.
Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.
What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?
There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.
How coronavirus is spread
Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.
It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food. Viruses like coronavirus cannot live outside the body for very long.
Do I need to avoid public places?
Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.
You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.
Another year, another ISO 9001 Quality Audit passed!
If there is one thing that matters to Security Management South West the most, it has to be quality; and it’s that time of year when we are audited to ensure we pass the ISO 9001 annual inspection.
The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of Quality Management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standard provide guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their product and services consistently meet clients requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
This year we moved over to the new legislation ISO 9001:2015 and we are delighted that, once again, we passed and our network of clients, suppliers and staff are 100% sure that when dealing with Security Management South West, they are dealing with a fully accredited company.
The discipline ISO to our company has absolutely made us a better company; it impel us to document everything, conduct the proper training and regularly audit our performance to continuously improve.
ISO 9001:2015 is awarded to companies that meet the requirements for Quality Management Systems across a number of areas of the business, including facilities, training, people and services. The ISO state that;
‘ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
- a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
- b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.’
In addition to the ISO, we also underwent a full company audit under the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme and have passed, yet again!
In order to be assessed for the ACS accreditation, Security Management South West underwent rigorous audits on all aspects of the business to meet the standards set by the scheme. In order to achieve the accreditation, private security suppliers must demonstrate the highest levels of performance in the broadest range of business operations. The purpose of the process is to improve the overall standard of the security industry across the UK.
This year’s audit took place over a few days and included meetings with office staff, site visits, and client discussions on service delivery/relationships
Meeting these standards for ISO and ACS isn’t something you can fake. It’s something that is deeply instilled into our daily operations, and it takes continued discipline. That’s why Security Management South West doesn’t treat Quality Management as once-a-year event. We live it every day — through continuous self-review, and in how we organise our company.
Security Without Compromise
Event season is nearly here – we are also recruiting to bank staff for events and festival
So, if you hold any of the following qualifications and want to join the team working a variety of events and festivals throughout Devon and Cornwall, then get in-touch
NVQ Level 2 in Spectator Safety (or equivalent)
Traffic Management (chapter 8 or TMCE)
Front of House Pit
Call us on 01752 227731
Attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises. National Counter Terrorism policing is providing advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.
Download RUN HIDE TELL RHT_A5 leaflet here
Whilst the summer season will soon be among us and summer holidays are being planned, burglars are patiently waiting for homeowners to make the simple mistakes that give them the opportunity to raid your home.
Here are just a few security facts and tips to keep you and your home safe.
- Locked windows and doors before you leave. As simple as this sounds, sometimes people forget to double check that every door and window in their home is locked and secure before they head out on their trip. About 30% of all home break-ins are through an open door or window.
- Don’t forget to set the alarm. As with forgetting to ensure all doors and windows are locked and secure, setting the security alarm can be just as easily overlooked. This is especially true when you’re in a rush of excitement to get out the door and on the road to start your vacation. Do you have an authorised key-holder for your alarm? https://www.smsw.co.uk/key-holding-alarm-response-2/
- Ask your neighbour to park in your driveway while you are away. If you typically park your car in your driveway when you’re home, ask your neighbour if he/she would mind parking their car in your driveway while you’re away. This will give the appearance that someone is home and will help deter any thieves.
- Turn off your mail service or have a neighbour pick up your mail. One easy way to tell if someone isn’t home is to just notice the pile of newspapers or the overflow of mail pouring from the mailbox. Turning off your mail service or having a trusted neighbour pick up your mail if you’re going to be gone awhile is a great way to deter thieves. http://www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail/keepsafe
- Find a house sitter. Another option you have when you’re planning a trip away from home is to have one of your friends or relatives stay at your place while you’re away. Doing so will allow you to enjoy your holiday rest assured that someone you know and trust is staying in your home and that it’s not left unattended. If you decide to do this, it’s also a good idea to let your neighbour know that you will have a house sitter. That way there is no confusion or reason for alarm when they see a stranger in your house!
- Leave a few lights on. If getting a house sitter isn’t an option for you, then consider leaving on a few lights throughout the house so that it looks like someone is home.
- Do not post your vacation on social media. You might be “friends” with several people through social media, but how well do you really know them? This is a question to keep in mind while you are on holiday and thinking about posting status updates to all of your “friends”. As tempting as it may be to post pictures and updates of your holiday as it’s happening, waiting until after you return is the best time to post it to your social media. If not, you risk letting would-be thieves know in real time where you are and when you’re coming back. It’s the perfect opportunity for them to break into your home while you’re away. Here are a few things to remember when it comes to social media and being safe:
- Don’t check in to hotels or airports
- Turn off the GPS tracking feature on your phone or social media app
- Check your privacy settings on your social media accounts so you can make sure your posts are going to the people you want them to and are not visible to the public.
Just follow these 7 easy tips while you’re on holiday, and you’ll enjoy your trip knowing that you took all the proper measures to ensure your home stays safe and secure while you’re away.