Another 3 weeks of ‘lockdown’, with extraordinary security measures still needed across the country

Another 3 weeks of ‘lockdown’, with extraordinary security measures still needed across the country

This week, the government announced an extension on social distancing measures for at least another 3 weeks. Although this has become the new normal, there’s nothing normal about it, but if it protects the most vulnerable and reduces the spread of COVID-19, then it’s a necessary precaution.

For us, as security providers, it means adapting to the changing environment, both in the way we work, and the industry sectors we operate in.

How social distancing changes the way we work

We have a number of security officers that have needed to self-isolate, whether that’s because of their own health vulnerabilities, or due to people in their household. Their health is, and always will be our top priority, and we are incredibly proud of how our team has adapted. Our security officers have rallied round to cover shifts – maintaining a high level of security to our clients.

It’s also altered the way we operate, ensuring that we are conscious of the 2-meter distancing rule when we have mobile patrols or manned guarding that consists of more than one individual security officer. It also means respecting that distance with the general public, and only intervening should someone need removing from the premises. This could be encouraging shoppers to be aware of 2-meter markers, limiting the number of people allowed into a building at any one time, and maintaining that distance ourselves. It means educating our team on the need for regularly washing hands, and being aware of specific changes in their health that may mean they need to self-isolate.

How our client sectors have changed

Almost half of our clientele before the coronavirus pandemic were in the hospitality sector. The closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants across the country has meant a huge change in the way we operate. We now provide more security for the retail industry – such as supermarkets, as well as closed businesses who need a security presence to protect their assets until they reopen. It also means we’re prepared and trained to provide security for the medical industry as well.

Just like all businesses right now, we’re fully prepared to all that it takes to keep the country safe and operating as best as it can during these uncertain times. We’re fully invested in keeping our exceptional security officers and the general public safe, providing the same excellent quality security that our reputation depicts.

For more information on how we can provide a quality security service at your business during these difficult times, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

So, if you’re currently looking for work due to implications of COVID-19, we are recruiting for Security Officers, Gate House Officers, Mobile Patrol Officers and Manned Guard-Reception Officers - for full-time and part-time positions. If you could picture yourself as working for one of the leading security companies in the UK, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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