Tag Archives: RoSPA

Frontline Security Solutions wins first RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

Frontline Security Solutions has received its first Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), winning in its first year of entering. RoSPA Gold Award winners are recognised for achieving a high level of performance while demonstrating well-developed occupational Health and Safety management systems and culture, an outstanding control of risk and low levels of error, harm and loss.

Frontline Security Solutions is part of Chubb, which itself is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

Nichola Maher, EH&S manager at Frontline Security Solutions, told Risk Xtra: “Frontline has a robust, people-centric ethic. We’re delighted to receive our first ROSPA accolade, and particularly so as it’s a Gold Award.”

FrontlineROSPA2019

Simon Trundley, project manager for Frontline Security Solutions who collected the award, added: “By demonstrating the robust Health and Safety practices we have in place, we’re helping to ensure that all staff feel safe at work, which gives them more confidence to carry out their roles and responsibilities. It’s an honour to receive such an important award for and on behalf of Frontline Security Solutions.”

By attaining a RoSPA Award, an organisation is acknowledged for its commitment to maintaining a well-balanced approach towards Health and Safety management, as well as demonstrating superior practices in areas such as leadership and workplace contribution.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk Xtra

Chubb businesses honoured with duo of RoSPA Gold Awards for Occupational Health and Safety

Chubb Systems Ltd has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the sixth consecutive year, while Chubb Fire & Security Limited has won the Gold Award for the third time following its first such accolade in 2016.

RoSPA Gold Award winners are recognised for achieving a high level of performance while demonstrating well-developed occupational Health and Safety management systems and cultures, outstanding control of risk and low levels of error, harm and loss.

In addition to its award, Chubb Systems Ltd received a gold medal in recognition of achieving the top Gold Award for six consecutive years.

Nichola Maher, EH&S manager at Chubb Systems Ltd, explained to Risk Xtra that the award and medal are testament to a sustained commitment to the environment in addition to Health and Safety. “We continually assess all areas of behaviour and culture to ensure that the environment and Health and Safety are at the forefront of everything we do. The RoSPA awards are an important opportunity for us to celebrate the business’ achievements in ensuring that employees are working to Best Practice safety standards.”

ChubbRoSPAGoldawards2018

Left to Right: Mark Redding (head of EH&S at Chubb Fire & Security Limited), Ronnie Wineberg (service engineer for Chubb Systems Ltd), Nichola Maher (EH&S manager for Chubb Systems Ltd) and Paul Cosentino (EH&S manager at Chubb Fire & Security Limited)

This year, Chubb Systems Ltd’s trophy from RoSPA was accepted by service engineer Ronnie Wineberg who won the business’ own annual Recognition Award for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of Chubb’s Health and Safety practices.

“Having robust Health and Safety practices at work is essential,” said Wineberg. “As employees, by demonstrating our commitment to these practices, we’re all helping to ensure that we can go home safely at the end of a shift. I was proud to collect the award in recognition of Chubb’s Health and Safety practices and my own commitment to them.”

Mark Redding, head of environmental Health and Safety at Chubb Fire & Security Limited, added: “RoSPA is extremely important to the entire business. The awards demonstrate to outside bodies and customers alike Chubb’s overriding commitment to safe working practices. It’s an award the whole business should take ownership of and feel proud in achieving.”

By attaining a RoSPA Award, an organisation is proving its commitment to maintaining a well-balanced approach towards Health and Ssafety management, as well as demonstrating superior practices in areas like leadership and workplace contribution.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Prestigious Gold Award bestowed upon STANLEY Security by RoSPA for commitment to Health and Safety issues

In recognition of continuous improvement and achieving its ‘Zero Harm’ vision, STANLEY Security has been presented with the Gold Award by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

STANLEY Security was selected as a Gold Award winner based on its Health and Safety documentation which proves the company takes note of incidences and then makes improvements to Health and Safety practices based on them.

The RoSPA Awards are highly-respected in the Health and Safety arena, with 2,000 entrants every year from organisations which have proven continual excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the well-being of not only employees, but all those who interact with them.

The Judging Panel for 2018 comprised of independent Health and Safety representatives from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Manchester and Aston Universities, the Engineering Construction Industry Association, RoSPA itself, Southern Water, the Unite Trade Union and Sainsbury’s.

Peter Walker, EHS manager for STANLEY Security, said: “It’s pleasing to know that our hard work and the dedication that we display towards Health and Safety is taken seriously not just by individuals from within STANLEY Security, but also renowned peers who have chosen to shine a light on our efforts as well. STANLEY Security has always made Health and Safety a key priority within the organisation and in regards to our customers as well.”

STANLEYSecurityRoSPAGoldAward2018

Walker went on to state: “Our RoSPA Gold Award win is not just cause for celebration for the hard work that we invest in maintaining our Health and Safety. It’s also an active opportunity to prove to our large and small clients alike our expertise and capabilities in the Health and Safety arena. We actively encourage a specific culture within STANLEY Security so colleagues know that our Health and Safety procedures and regulations have been put in place for their benefit.”

Building on its win, STANLEY Security is practising Hazard Reporting and Near Miss Reporting such that accidents are not only dealt with once they occur, but also so the causes of accidents are identified and eliminated to help prevent them from happening again. The practice comprises an assessment to identify potential hazards which may be both subtle and varied in nature.

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk Xtra

Chubb Fire & Security’s systems business receives RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety standards

For the third year in succession, Chubb Fire & Security Limited has received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its systems business. For its part, Chubb Fire & Security’s branch network business has received a Silver Award.

Mark Redding, senior EH&S manager at Chubb Fire & Security and Steve Cottrell (EH&S manager for Chubb Systems) accepted the awards on behalf of the organisation. Both agreed that RoSPA’s recognition of Chubb’s commitment to occupational Health and Safety is a tribute to the consistent value Chubb places on employee welfare.

“Our occupational Health and Safety approach is at the heart of everything we do, and this recognition reinforces our customers’ trust in Chubb’s business,” said Cottrell.

RoSPA is at the heart of accident prevention and universally recognised as the ultimate authority in Health and Safety matters. Its Occupational Health and Safety Awards are internationally known and, in 2015, took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

By achieving a RoSPA Award, an organisation is proving its commitment to maintaining a well-balanced approach to Health and Safety management, as well as demonstrating superior practices in areas such as leadership and workplace contribution.

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk UK News

Personal best for Securitas Security Services UK as officers scoop six national BSIA honours

Securitas Security Services UK has triumphed at this year’s British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Security Personnel Awards, the regional and national awards scheme designed to pay tribute to the outstanding work of security officers over the preceding 12-month period. Securitas was honoured to receive a record six accolades, including two out of the three national trophies bestowed in the Outstanding Act category.

The first Outstanding Act award went to Tim Prodger from Somerset for his vigilance and integrity throughout an ‘intense incident’ which happened during his shift at a major London supermarket. Prodger acted when he overheard a man in the store’s toilets attempting to take his own life. After breaking down the toilet cubicle door, the security officer administered First Aid to the man, who had already lost a great deal of blood.

Prodger remained with the distressed male until paramedics arrived on scene. A store spokesperson said that, without Prodger’s timely intervention, the man would have undoubtedly died.

The award for another Outstanding Act was handed to Chris Fielding from Chesterfield. A Chesterfield Royal Hospital security supervisor of four years standing, Fielding received the award as a result of his initiative and professionalism throughout a potentially dangerous and challenging incident.

While on duty, Fielding and a colleague were called to one of the wards where there had been ongoing reports of a volatile and aggressive man. Shortly after the security officers arrived on the ward, the man managed to escape restraint, running away on several occasions and attempting to take his own life.

A representative from the Tour of Securitas Team receives the BSIA Chairman's Award from Pauline Norstrom

A representative from the Tour of Securitas Team receives the BSIA Chairman’s Award from Pauline Norstrom

Fielding repeatedly prevented this from happening, firstly reasoning with the man and then physically stepping in. The man switched between pleading and aggression each time and, at one point, threatened the lives of the security officers.  On his last attempt, the man locked himself in a room and, unable to gain access, Fielding used his torch to strike the glass repeatedly in order to be able to get his hand through it and unlock the door from the inside.

Once inside, Fielding immediately restrained the male who was then escorted by three security officers and two police constables to a holding ward.

In the same category, security officer Adam Murphy was given a special commendation for bravery. Last September, while driving to work in the early hours of the morning, Murphy witnessed a violent crime occurring in the street and involving a deadly weapon. He instinctively drove his van between the two brawlers in order to separate them. After several exchanges of the weapon and its subsequent discarding, Murphy and a member of the public exited their vehicles to assist the wounded man. The attacker escaped, although Murphy gave chase and eventually managed to restrain the offender.

Best Newcomer and Best Team

A national BSIA accolade for Best Newcomer went to Barrow in Furness security officer and emergency medical technician Paul Wilson who joined the security team at BAE Systems back in August 2013, bringing his past experience as an emergency medical technician with him.

The introduction of Securitas personnel into BAE’s existing in-house customer team was a new concept but Wilson’s personal skills soon proved extremely important in not only dealing with employees in sensitive medical situations, but also when it came to ensuring his integration and relationship building with the customer.

Brian Riis Nielsen: Country President at Securitas Security Services UK

Brian Riis Nielsen: Country President at Securitas Security Services UK

In May 2014, Wilson’s professionalism and attention to detail won him a Securitas Community Award for Vigilance after he identified a concern with a patient during a routine medical examination. During the patient’s subsequent recovery, his surgeon informed him he was lucky he had been diagnosed quickly thanks to Wilson’s efforts as a delay may have resulted in a major stroke.

Bristol’s Sainsbury’s Emerald Park Team received a Best Team award for greatly reducing damages in and around the site and accumulating “outstanding” KPI results. The team manages the flow of traffic throughout significant gas tank installation projects, assisting in securing the site and making sure staff and visitors have the correct access cards and authorisation.

The team also supports the Emerald Park charity, namely the Frenchay After Burns Club. Their dedication and enthusiasm saw five of the security team volunteer to participate in a charity walk, completing the Brecon Beacons peaks in one day.  The team of five walked nine miles, climbed a total of 2,907 feet in six hours and raised £1,000 for the worthy charity which supports young burns victims and their families.

Contribution to the Community

Finally, the coveted BSIA Chairman’s Award for Contribution to the Community went to the company’s Tour of Securitas – a charity initiative which raised over £3,000 for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The virtual cycling Tour began in Edinburgh on 8 September last year and involved over 800 officers and support staff across 21 branches. The staff cycled on static bikes to help increase awareness of safety in the workplace and raise vital funds for the charity. Finishing in Uxbridge five days later, the Tour clocked up a total of 2,677 miles.

The awards were announced at the BSIA’s Annual Luncheon which took place at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

Speaking about the company’s success, Brian Riis Nielsen (Securitas’ Country President), told Risk UK: “Our officers prove time after time that they’re fully prepared to go above and beyond in their line of duty and we’re once again very proud of their achievements and recognition.”

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk UK News

Peter Jackson appointed CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Perimeter security and access control solutions specialist Jacksons Fencing has appointed Peter Jackson as its new CEO and chairman with effect from 1 October 2014.

Having spent 25 years working in the physical security sector, Peter Jackson now takes over the reins from his brother Richard Jackson* to lead the company that was established in 1947 by their late father, Ian Jackson.

As the former sales director for Jacksons Fencing, Peter’s previous area of expertise lies in servicing the high security sector of the business. He has been personally responsible for designing the only fencing product to reach SR4 and SR5 level LPCB accreditation, in addition to designing the first fencing product to attain the highest Government testing standard.

Commenting on his appointment, Peter Jackson stated: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Richard’s incredible dedication and commitment over the last 40-plus years. His strategic insight and excellent leadership skills have undoubtedly contributed towards shaping the business and growing it into the hugely successful and profitable entity that it is today.”

Peter Jackson: the new CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Peter Jackson: the new CEO and chairman at Jacksons Fencing

Speaking about the future, Jackson explained: “I’m delighted to be taking up this significant role and relish the challenge of continuing Richard’s work in steering the company through the next stage of its evolution and continued development as a major player in the physical security sector servicing the residential, commercial and ultra-high security markets.”

Jacksons Fencing has been established for over 65 years and, since the company’s inception, it has always taken pride in its ability to deliver superior quality products that are fit for purpose and therefore guaranteed to offer a long life service.

“Looking ahead,” urged Jackson, “the company will continue to trade on its reputation for outstanding quality, both in terms of the product offering but also in relation to the exceptional calibre of customer service and access to unrivalled in-house technical expertise that we can offer. Jacksons Fencing has successfully weathered the storm of the recent economic recession and is now poised for further growth and innovation. I’m looking forward to the exciting times that lie ahead.”

Richard Jackson: concentrating on the Gate Safe campaign

Richard Jackson: concentrating on the Gate Safe campaign

*Richard Jackson will now concentrate 100% on Gate Safe, the charity which he founded in 2010 following the death of two children in automated gate accidents.

Gate Safe campaigns to improve safety standards for automated gates and is supported by a number of key opinion former bodies including RoSPA, Secured by Design, Electrical Safety First, SAFed (Safety Assessment Federation), Electrical Safety First and the Electrical Contractors’ Association.

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk UK News

Securitas staff ‘Cycling to Safety’ in support of RoSPA

Over 800 Securitas officers and support staff from across the country will soon be climbing on board their bikes and ‘Cycling to Safety’ when they take part in the company’s ‘Tour of Securitas’ event in support of RoSPA.

The virtual tour will begin in Edinburgh on Monday 8 September and, over the following five days, staff from across 21 Securitas branches will cycle on static bikes to help raise awareness of safety in the workplace.

The initiative is also designed to generate valuable funds for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Taking in locations including Gateshead, Liverpool and Derby, the tour will clock up a total of 2,520 miles before finishing at Securitas’ Head Office in Uxbridge on Friday 12 September.

Tour of Securitas 2014: an excellent initiative from the security solutions provider

Tour of Securitas 2014: an excellent initiative from the security solutions provider

Speaking about the event, Securitas’ Chief Operating Officer Shaun Kennedy explained: “With the sport of cycling very much on the news agenda in the UK following the start of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, we thought this would be a great time to capture the imagination of our employees and communicate both key safety messages and the health benefits of exercise for employees and their families.”

Kennedy added: “The aim is to encourage a reduction in the number of incidents and accidents occurring in the workplace and improve awareness of health and fitness. The tour will also kick-off the launch of our own Cycle to Work Campaign.”

Raising awareness on safer behaviour

RoSPA’s campaigning spirit has been evident since the organisation was founded in 1916. Successful campaigns have resulted in the introduction of the seat belt law in 1983, the ban on the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving in 2003 and, this year, a change in the way that all window blinds across the EU are made in a bid to stop toddlers being accidentally strangled by looped cords.

RoSPA’s CEO Tom Mullarkey MBE said: “As the UK’s family safety charity, we’re determined to provide more and more free practical support to some of the nation’s most vulnerable people. However, we can only do this with the financial support of enlightened companies like Securitas. It’s great that they’re raising awareness about safer behaviour by encouraging staff to cycle ‘statically’ between the company’s offices. It’s a clever idea to let everyone in the company participate in raising money for charity in any spare few minutes throughout the week, while at the same time also helping them to keep fit.”

Mullarkey continued: “Accident prevention saves lives and deters injuries. There are few activities which cannot be done safely. While helping people to think about safe cycling, and encouraging them to get out on the road more generally, this initiative also promotes a cleaner and greener environment. We look forward to developing this relationship with Securitas so that, together, we can reverse a trend that sees accidents cut down more children, young people and young parents in their prime than either cancer or heart disease.”

In conclusion, Sean Kennedy stated: “We’re really grateful to all the staff taking part. It won’t all be hard work as the emphasis is also on having a fun day. There will be prizes for the greatest fundraising achieved, and we will also be crowning our ‘Sprint King and Queen’ who will be the fastest sprinters to 500 metres. It’s sure to be a great competition!”

Risk UK readers wishing to donate to the ‘Tour of Securitas’ and help raise funds for RoSPA can do so by visiting the Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Securitas-Securitas2/

Leave a comment

Filed under Risk UK News