Once again we were delighted to be proud sponsors of the Armed Forces Day 2017. The Event took place at Aylesbury Rugby Club and was packed with attractions that included displays from the Red Arrows and various other iconic planes.
The aim of the event welcomes not only the wider Armed Forces Family working and living in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes but to all residents in the area.
It is an opportunity to show our support for the Armed Forces Community, from Serving Personnel to Forces Families and Cadets. It is also an opportunity to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.
The county is rich with Armed Forces heritage and both Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes have signed an Armed Forces Covenant that aims to recognise, remember, integrate and support our Armed Forces Community.
We are delighted to be working with The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital to provide professional security services.
Our security staff are used to enhance and complement the existing security measures at the Hospital and ensure all visitors and employees can enjoy a safe working environment. We have developed a team of well trained and motivated security officers who undergo regular external tests to ensure they are delivering the most effective levels of security.
The contract has enabled us to offer local employment to people in Aylesbury and enhances our existing portfolio of prestigious customers in the town and throughout the county of Buckinghamshire.
We are delighted to announce that Risk Management Security Services are the principle shirt sponsor for Bucks County Cricket Club for the forthcoming season.
Risk are to become the first ever shirt sponsor in the 122-year history of Bucks, and Ian Hodgson, Chairman of Bucks CCC said: “This is a very exciting day for our County Cricket Club and we’d like to offer a warm welcome to Risk Management in their role as our new shirt sponsor.
Risk Chairman John Herring said: “We are delighted to be involved with our historic local County Cricket Club and very much look forward to the coming season”
In addition to our shirt sponsorship, and continuing the local theme Risk will be sponsoring the 3 Day County Championship match against Staffordshire CCC at High Wycombe CC in July.
We wish the team the very best of luck for the season and look forward to watching some great cricket.
For more information and fixtures please visit: www.bucksccc.org.uk
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Heyford Park Management to provide manned security services and mobile patrol services.
We have been appointed as the preferred security contractor to protect Heyford Park on a long term contract and are pleased to have transferred the existing security team to our employment.
Heyford Park has established itself as one of Oxfordshire’s leading business parks, attracting a broad range of occupiers from both the private and public sectors. The park is home to over 100 established businesses that employ over 1,200 people. Businesses have been attracted to Heyford Park due to the vibrant business community, secure working environment with 24 hour security, present on-site management team and the opportunity to grow in the Park.
This contract award further enhances our wealth of experience in providing security services to Business Parks in the Thames Valley.
The Metropolitan Police Service’s Operation Sterling has released a new version of The Little Big Book of Scams. This version has been designed specifically to protect small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which account for 99% of all UK businesses and employ over 13 million people.
The threat of fraud is very real with The National Threat Assessment putting fraud on a par with drugs and terrorism.
It is important to realise that fraud can come from anywhere; internal staff, customers, suppliers as well as unconnected third parties.
Whilst the booklet cannot provide a single solution to prevent all fraud, it will explain the more common threats with simple advice that if followed, can help an SME to identify and take action to protect themselves.
Risk Management Security Services are committed to providing a quality service for both our customers and the consumers of our service. We aim to have an open and accountable service that builds the trust and respect of all our stakeholders. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by listening and responding to the views of our staff members, customers and other stakeholders. To this end we welcome any feedback we receive from any source and always aim to respond positively to complaints, learning lessons and by putting any mistakes right.
To view our results click on the following link: Feedback Information 2015
The Security Industry Authority have published their first annual review publication ‘Improving Standards and Protecting the Public’.
The SIA was established to protect the public and improve standards in the private security industry. They are widely recognised as an effective and successful regulator and all front line security personnel are required to hold a current and valid SIA licence.
To read their review please click on the link sia-annual-review-2014-15
While some people in the security industry worry about ballistics and the risk of getting shot, the risk of getting stabbed is just as real and just as dangerous.
Some of the most common aspects of security involve guarding and patrolling, both of which have specific body armour needs. A stab or spike proof vest is needed for both as this is the most likely weapon to be used in an attack. Threats such as knives, broken glass or switchblades are mitigated by a stab proof vest and things like hypodermic needles are neutralized by a vest with spike protection.
When acting as a security officer it is vital to have protection for the situation you are in. Wearing an overt stab proof vest, one that is designed to be worn over clothes, may help in deterring attacks. These can often be designed with specific logos, or high-visibility strips for example. This will help incorporate body armour into a uniform, and may make any potential attackers or thieves think twice in the face of a prepared force.
However, it may be that discretion is more important, and your client may not want people to see armoured security. In this instance, covert armour would be preferential. This is designed to be worn underneath clothes and is thin and lightweight, without sacrificing protection. This has the benefit of allowing you to blend in with a crowd or simply not stand out, while still having full protection and range of movement.
How do stab proof vests work? Stab and spike vests differ from bullet proof vests in their construction. In stab proof vests, the Kevlar threads are woven together much more tightly, so they can catch the very thin blade or point of the spike. As the knife or spike impacts the vest, its energy gets absorbed by a single layer of threads. Stab vests have multiple layers of these threads, and each diminishes the blade or spike’s energy as it passes through, eventually stopping its penetration before it reaches the skin.
Risk Management Security Services believe that the safety of our officers is very important and where the risk of getting stabbed is high our officers are all provided with a stab proof vest for their protection.
For more information and where to buy please visit www.safeguardclothing.co.uk
On September 3rd, 2015 a group of doctors, nurses, patients, carers and other friends left John O’Groats to cycle nearly 1,000 miles to Land’s End (JOGLE) in 10 days in order to raise money for OOSO (Oxfordshire Oesophageal and Stomach Organisation) and ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery). The riders were supported every mile of the way by two vehicles driven by OOSO patients and carers.
The incidence of oesophageal cancer is increasing faster than any cancer in the western world, and together with stomach cancer kills more than 10,000 people each year in England. There have been huge improvements in the treatment of oesophageal cancer in the last decade, but despite significant improvements in outcomes from these treatments, the survival is still worse than from many other cancers.
OOSO has been set up to provide support to patients (and their relatives) undergoing treatment for oesophageal and stomach cancer in the Oxford Cancer Centre, and their input is now an integral part of the care our patients receive. The money they raise will go towards supporting OOSO and the funding of particular projects to improve patient care on the Oxford Upper GI Centre at the Churchill Hospital.
Risk Management Security Services and our Chairman John Herring sponsored Mr Nick Maynard and were one of the main sponsors for this charity event which proved to be a very tough but rewarding ride for all of those involved. You can read more about the journey on their blog.
All contributions for this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated – if you wish to help please visit their website.
The armed forces day was celebrated in style at Aylesbury Rugby Club on the 29th of June. More that 9, 500 armed forces personnel, veterans, cadets and their families joined Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes residents for a great day of live music, a funfair, outdoor displays and an air display from veteran aircraft including a Spitfire that was sponsored by Risk Management Security Services.