Security in the sunshine

Whilst most of you will no doubt be out and enjoying the heatwave over the coming week, for our security officers, there’s no rest!

As a growing company, we’re frequently taking on new contracts across the country – everywhere from local businesses in Wisbech where our head office is based to London, Cambridge and Leeds! That means a real mix of contracts too, ranging from corporate security to security within the educational sector, and everything in-between. When the weather is this glorious, our busiest type of shift is arguably with our door supervisors, particularly those based in social establishments such as pubs and clubs.

Sunshine and security

It’s British culture to find a delightful beer garden when the sun is shining and order a cold pint or a jug of Pimms. Bliss! For our security guards though, the work doesn’t stop just because the sun is out! Quite the opposite! The sun brings with it its own unique challenges. Day drinking often leads to night drinking, and this can trigger rowdy crowds later in the evening that are looking to cause trouble, and it falls to door supervisors to maintain and/or restore order.

The role of a door supervisor

When you contract Carter Solutions and Services Limited door supervisors, you can rest assured that your staff and customers are protected, as well as any passers-by! We take great pride in the extensive training that our security team have, allowing you as a business owner to feel confident in knowing that the security guards we supply are honest, reliable, and highly competent, with a smart and professional appearance. We also never subcontract our staff, as this allows us to maintain the high level of security our clients expect, and all of our security officers hold an SIA license.

Ask for Angela

We would also like to remind you all of the ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme, something which all of our security officers at Carter Solutions and Services Limited are familiar with. For those unfamiliar with the campaign, the phrase ’ask for Angela’ is a discreet code word that customers can give to staff or the security team if they feel unsafe or threatened at any point throughout their evening (or day for that matter). It allows the staff to provide a solution without drawing attention to the situation, whether that’s calling the police, arranging for a taxi or letting the customer out of a back entrance to ensure they’re no longer being bothered by another member of the public.

For more information on how we can provide a quality security service at your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We hope you enjoy the heatwave!

Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, and you think you have what it take to be part of the CSS Ltd team, please check the careers section on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

Follow us on Linkedin

Follow us on twitter

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Google+

Subscribe to our Youtube

Emma Evans

more from CSS

Use the carousel to browse recent blog posts and testimonials.

  • Blog Post

    The importance of corporate security

    Theft is one of the most common types of a security breach in the corporate world. Alongside accounting fraud and corruption, corporate security inflicts far more damage on society than all of street crime combined. This highlights the necessity for private security firms like Carter Solutions and Services Limited to provide a professional and reliable service to prevent and manage crime at your business.

  • Blog Post

    Why is a SIA license important?

    Every single one of our security officers holds a SIA license, and we never subcontract staff. These two factors combined ensures the service you’re receiving from our security officers is of the highest quality. But what exactly is an SIA license, and why is it so important?

  • Blog Post

    Security officers granted additional powers to tackle crime

    Crime happens everywhere. Whilst Carter Solutions and Services Limited focus on commercial security at your place of work, the truth is that crime isn’t exclusive to business premises. For example, our door supervisors know this only too well, as being responsible for the security at licensed gaming venues, as well as nightclubs, gives them an insight into what goes on in the early hours of the morning of a town centre. This often requires our team to step in to diffuse situations, operating within the confines of the law as dictated by SIA licensing standards, before calling the local authorities.

  • Blog Post

    Security at gigs and other music venues

    For many, the summer means attending festivals and gigs, but these events happen all year round and if you have a setting with great acoustics, it’s likely you’ll have bands playing almost every weekend! Whilst this is a great way to attract people to your venue, you need to consider security, not just for your headliner, but for your paying guests too.

     

  • Blog Post

    Our two award winners for this quarter are…

    We’ve changed the way we recognise and reward our staff, making our monthly awards quarterly instead. We have also increased the prize to a £150 Amazon voucher, and each quarter we choose two winners!

  • Blog Post

    Proud to support The Purfleet Trust

    Homelessness is something that could happen to everyone, at any time. One minute you could have the keys to your own home, and the next you could be looking for a doorway to sleep in – alone and lonely. Homelessness is a national issue, it is a terrifying situation that far too many people find themselves in, and it’s charities like The Purfleet Trust that help to support these vulnerable individuals in their time of need.

    Thank you to Your local Paper for the fantastic images
  • Blog Post

    8 tips on security from an ex-burglar

    This morning presenters Ruth and Eamonn Holmes recently interviewed ex-burglar Michael Fraser, asking for his tips on how to protect your home. As a security provider, we found it incredibly interesting to see it from a completely opposite point of view! Whilst we focus on corporate security for much larger premises’ than a house, much of the advice given by Michael Fraser can be used at your offices too.

  • Blog Post

    5 Ways to choose the right security provider for your business

    Investing in the right security is paramount in ensuring the safety of your business premises, employees and customers. But how do you know you’ve made the right choice? Trusting an external provider can feel a little daunting, so we’ve put together 5 ways to help you make the right decision.

  • Blog Post

    8 Ways To Improve Your Construction Site Security

    Construction sites are, unfortunately, a popular target for criminals. The good news is that there are plenty of effective measures you can take to boost the security on your construction site, and we’ve listed 8 great ways to prevent crime.

  • Blog Post

    What modules does a SIA license cover

    We never subcontract our staff, as we believe we’d lose the close relationship we have with the people in our team. We therefore take hiring new security officers extremely seriously, as the nature of the role requires remote working. This means we are putting our trust into our security guards to represent Carter Solutions and Services and maintain our exceptional reputation.

    One thing we require upon application is a valid SIA license as this demonstrates a strong basic knowledge of what is expected. The qualification is the first step in a career in security and covers a vast array of modules, summarised below

  • Blog Post

    Summer Security at School

    Most schools have or are about to finish for the summer. Whilst we have no doubt you’ll be excited about 6 weeks of freedom, the summer break leaves your school, college or university vulnerable. Publishing the last day of term online is something all students and parents expect, after all, it’s your duty to let everyone know term times. But, what you’re also inadvertently doing is advertising to criminals that the building, or buildings, will be empty for a prolonged period of time. This makes it an easy target.

  • Blog Post

    What to consider before applying for a security officer position

    Working in the security industry requires a certain type of individual. A security officer can be a highly pressured role at times, but it carries with it job satisfaction that is difficult to come by in other career choices. To be a security officer at Carter Solutions and Services Limited, you need to not only demonstrate your willingness to learn, but you must hit the below criteria too. We put a huge amount of trust into each and every security officer who works with us, expecting them to represent us professionally and work hard when working remotely with a variety of different clients.

    So, before you consider applying for a security officer position, ask yourself if you fit the following criteria.

  • Blog Post

    Carter Solutions and Services Limited: Who We Are

    Instead of writing about one of our key services or discussing a specific industry that we cater

  • Blog Post

    Never underestimate the effectiveness of a security presence

    A brilliant security officer will be humble and unassuming whilst still being maintaining an authoritative presence.  It’s an extremely difficult balance to strike, but one that our security officers have worked hard on perfecting. But why is it so important to be ‘quietly confident’ at all times?

  • Blog Post

    Festival security at its best

    Festival season is well and truly underway! Just like any event, security is not only essential, but it’s expected, making the security team you contract just as important as the bands you choose to perform.

  • Blog Post

    Security guards in the news

    This week it’s been upsetting to see not one, not two, but three accounts of security officers being attacked during their shifts. Unfortunately, facing abuse is a known risk of the job, but that doesn’t excuse aggressive behaviour towards security guards, and it’s always something taken very seriously. In the below examples reported in the news this week, most attacks were a result of the perpetrator trying to steal, and the security officer on duty simply doing their role. Shoplifting is clearly against the law, and getting caught in the act was enough to drive these criminals to violence.

  • Blog Post

    Security in the sunshine

    Whilst most of you will no doubt be out and enjoying the heatwave over the coming week, for our s

  • Blog Post

    The importance of feeling safe

    Feeling safe is something many of us take for granted. When you feel safe and secure in the workplace, you can relax and concentrate on other things – be that building working relationships or being more productive. Knowing that your personal security is taken care of takes the pressure off, but it’s often easier said than done.

  • Blog Post

    Top 3 physical security threats to your business – and how to prevent them

    No matter what industry your business sits under, if you have a physical location, there will be security risks associated with it. But what are they and how can they be prevented?

  • Blog Post

    What does it take to be a Carter Solutions and Services Limited security guard?

    If you’re considering a career in security and you want to pursue a career for Carter Solutions a