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A New Breed of Security Officer

New Combined Role Services Available

During recent tough economic times there is continuing pressure on businesses to be competitive and every business has had to look at ways of doing things differently. Simply delivering good quality services at a competitive price no longer guarantees winning contracts. At H&M Security we are always looking for ways of improving the services we offer our customers and opportunities to enhance our services. We understand the importance of providing the best value solutions and are always looking to obtain further profitable growth.

Over the last few years we have been working with some of our closest customers to develop the range of services we offer, that can both compliment our security role and offer savings to our clients.

We have been careful to make sure that any new or additional services we offer do not compromise our security role, and that we are confident in our ability to deliver the services to the highest standards. Recent additions to the security services we already offer are;

Traffic Marshalls

Security Officers are often the first point of contact and responsible for controlling access points. Using security officers as Traffic Marshalls offers potential savings in total number of staff required as well as promoting safe traffic management principles by practically assisting vehicles to manoeuvre, and identifying risks and danger areas. All our Traffic Marshalls are also fully briefed and familiar with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Fire Marshals

The Regulatory Reform Act 2001 replaces most fire safety legislation with one simple order. It means that any person who has some level of control in premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. Well trained Fire Marshals can form an integral part of any plan. H&M Security can help customers develop your Fire Plans and tailor training for Security Officers and key Managers.

Qualified First Aiders

As of 1 October 2013, the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 have been amended, removing the requirement for HSE to approve first aid training and qualifications. This means that businesses now have more flexibility in how they manage their provision of first aid in the workplace. An employer will still need to make an assessment of their first-aid needs. This will depend upon the workplace, taking into account, among other things, the number of employees, size, location and work activity. We can supply security officers who are also qualified first aiders.

There are many benefits that can be achieved by using security trained and licensed staff in other roles, including;

  • Competitive charge rates
  • All staff fully vetted and licensed, avoiding the risk of employing illegal workers
  • Opportunities to reduce total numbers of workers employed by combining roles.
  • Improved security as more workers are security aware