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Securitas set to showcase growing range of emergency and fire safety solutions at the Emergency Services Show 2015

Securitas is set to showcase its growing range of emergency and fire safety solutions at the Emergency Services Show, which runs at the NEC in Birmingham on 23-24 September.

With over 400 exhibitors and 5,500 visitors attending last year, the Emergency Services Show is one of the UK’s leading events for professionals involved in emergency planning, response and recovery both here in the UK and abroad.

Securitas’ specialists within the sector will be on hand to discuss a range of fire safety and emergency services including emergency fire crew capability, airfield rescue, firefighting contingency, fire risk assessment, fire training, police support, crime scene guarding, major public event support and canine services as well as related technologies.

Paul Rankin of Securitas

Paul Rankin of Securitas

Paul Rankin, director of fire and safety services at Securitas, told Risk UK: “The Emergency Services Show provides a great opportunity for us to showcase our capabilities and competencies designed to support the industry and also highlight our growing range of tailored services. It’s a great opportunity for us to communicate Securitas’ future strategy which will assist in the development of our Emergency and Fire Safety Services Division.”

Securitas boasts an excellent working relationship with the police and other emergency services across the UK, holding contracts with various local police services as well as national agencies including the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

*The Securitas Emergency and Fire Safety Services Team will be available on Stand L38. Further information is available online at: http://www.emergencyuk.com

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Crackdown on drive-off offenders in Glasgow South East

Police Scotland is working with fuel retailers across Glasgow’s Rutherglen and Cambuslang areas to crack down on drivers who fill up and fail to pay for their fuel.

Police and local retailers acting in conjunction with the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) have operated successful BOSS Forecourt Watch schemes in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang areas for several years.

Now, police are stepping up their efforts to combat criminals who drive off without paying for fuel. Officers are patrolling forecourts to deter fuel theft and apprehend offenders.

Commenting on the increase in activity to clamp down on fuel thieves, Rutherglen Community Safety Police Officer Richard Samson said: “Petrol drive-offs are becoming increasingly common in our area. It’s considered an offence and could lead to an arrest and a court date.”

Samson continued: “To tackle this issue, we’re working together with BOSS to raise staff awareness and secure the relevant evidence in order to stop this type of crime. By having our forecourts work together with BOSS and Police Scotland, I’m confident that we can effect change.”

Left to Right: PC Richard Samson (Rutherglen community safety officer) and Jim Anderson (BOSS co-ordinator for Scotland) at the main petrol station in Burnside

Left to Right: PC Richard Samson (Rutherglen community safety officer) and Jim Anderson (BOSS co-ordinator for Scotland) at the main petrol station in Burnside

Jim Anderson, BOSS Co-ordinator for Scotland, added: “We’re pleased to be able to strengthen our partnership in these areas with Police Scotland, and offer our support in reinforcing the message that taking fuel without payment is a crime and that offenders will be pursued and brought to justice.”

BOSS Forecourt Watch creates a closer working relationship between the police, BOSS and retail staff to increase awareness, prevention and the reporting and recording of incidents. There are almost 130 other Forecourt Watch schemes already operating throughout the UK.

For more information please visit http://www.bossuk.org

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