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Security Industry Authority promotes safer security at Reading’s student haunts

On the evening of Saturday 8 December, the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions Team and Thames Valley Police officers called at Reading’s top student pubs and clubs to share Best Practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door supervisors as a reminder of how to keep their clients and themselves safe.

The initiative marked the Reading launch of a campaign designed to improve students’ safety during the Christmas party season. The SIA team members shared posters and leaflets on ‘Safer Physical Intervention for Door Supervisors’ with four top student pubs. The information features guidance and illustrations of Best Practice for safer restraint. This is intended as a quick reminder for door supervision licence holders and relates to the training they received in physical intervention.


Kevin Young, the SIA’s regional investigations manager for the South Region, stated that the initiative is a positive way in which to promote safer working practices at venues where acts of violence or aggression could occur.

“We want students and young people to have a great night out and go home this Christmas unharmed. Of course, we also want to ensure the safety of the licensed door supervisors who work at these venues, the majority of whom do a very good job in what can be challenging circumstances. This latest initiative builds on an existing partnership between the SIA and Thames Valley Police designed to reduce the levels of violence induced by what can ve high levels of alcohol consumption at Reading’s nightspots.”

The initiative is supported by Thames Valley Police (Reading) and the University of Reading.

In addition, the campaign seeks to persuade businesses and door supervisors in Reading’s night-time economy to report incidents to the police such that the SIA can form an accurate picture of the level of violence that takes place against students and door supervisors. Incidents can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the Regulator’s website.

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Cordant Security agrees on long-term guarding contract with Pure Datacentres

Cordant Security has been awarded a long-term contract to provide security guarding services for Pure Datacentres, based at the Data Centre provider’s specialist premises in Birmingham. This latest agreement further expands the company’s portfolio of high value accounts based within the city of Birmingham and, indeed, across the Midlands.

Under the terms of the deal, Cordant Security will provide a security guarding presence at the facility on a 24/7 basis. A dedicated team of full-time employees will work at the premises, with at least one supervisor and one officer always being on site at any point.

Before working at the site, Cordant Security staff must complete a detailed and intensive pre-training programme including instruction on First Aid, Public Space CCTV Surveillance, conflict management and physical intervention.


Brendan Musgrove: Managing Director at Cordant Security

Cordant Security was awarded the contract ahead of three other security businesses following a competitive tendering process. The signed agreement has scope for further growth in the future.

Brendan Musgrove, managing director at Cordant Security, explained: “This new contract illustrates that we have the capability to deliver outstanding security services within what is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sectors. Our dedicated on-site team will ensure that Pure Datacentres’ facility remains safe and secure at all times.”

Dale Wilkinson, security operations director at Pure Datacentres, added: “Cordant Security has an excellent reputation for providing a professional and high quality service to its clients. This affords us the confidence to enter into a long-term agreement with the company. We look forward to a prosperous partnership over the coming years.”

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