Thanks to initiatives such as World Mental Health Day, people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mental health. We understand that poor mental health not only causes suffering for individuals, but also harms society at large. Just to give an example, statistics show depression and anxiety cost the global economy US $1 Trillion per year in lost productivity.
It can be a very daunting task selecting the right Security. Not only is it vitally important to protect your team, customers and physical assets, you also need to ensure that you are selecting a company which can partner with you to protect your brand reputation and image. No longer is it viable to select just the cheapest option as recent investigations have demonstrated the damage which can be caused to a company where their service partners do not comply with employment and security legislation.
In a few hours the streets will be filled with screaming children, fun costumes and candy wrappers; not to mention the fact that your doorbell will be getting some use. Halloween can be a fun, sugar-filled night with the family but there are certain measures you should take to make sure it’s just that.
1.Be aware of potential dangers
Being aware of potential dangers is the best thing you can do to keep both you and your family safe. Make sure you know where those in your care are, be aware of your surroundings and the level of traffic and pedestrian activity.
“A moment is all it takes…” On 23 October 2018 SCG Head Office conducted site visits to check in on their hard-working security officers.
As October is National Safe Work Month and Mental Health Month, we facilitated discussions with our Security Officers regarding Safe Work Practices and maintaining mental health and well-being. We were happy to hear that our Security Officers were a tight-knit group who looked after one another both inside and outside of working capacities
Technology progresses every single day and with regards to security, the technology changes affect both the attacker and the defender. New devices, newly tailored software and even robots are being utilized to help perform tasks in our daily routines. It’s all about efficiency and quality. Security is no exception when referring to technological change and its benefits to delivering exceptional results. Particle and temperature sensing robots with live CCTV connection, facial recognition and identifying repeat offenders and Drones overseeing crowd density at events are all great examples of effective use of new technology to mitigate security risks. Security guards should be ahead of technological trends to maximize people’s safety and wellbeing.
Should security guards use technology at work or continue doing with current methods? As we are in a constantly changing society, it can be a battle to try and keep up with technological trends. But if we want to be a leader in the industry and remain relevant, we must embrace these technological changes.
Australia is one of the safest countries in the world, however robbery and intrusion take place every single day. Do we want the worry about our assets being robbed? Probably not.
Often, we get help from technology to protect our assets from a theft or invasion. But there is no better deterrent than a real security guard or a security officer equipped with technology, experience and expertise.
Mobile patrol security officers provide peace of mind that our assets are safe and secure.
The quality of professional security services is highly important as the client is placing their trust on the officers to prevent any illegal activities taking place.
Effective, efficient and tailor-made retail security management plans are required for shopping centres, to ensure the safety of patrons, store employees, management staff, and physical assets within their premises.
What is Risk Assessment? The process of identifying possible hazards and threats to the establishment and their level of vulnerability to threats.
The risks are assessed by measuring the levels of threat and vulnerability individually. When neither of the two is present, chances of risk would be thin. To ensure zero risks, security management plans are devised to reduce threats and decrease the establishment’s vulnerabilities.
PM Malcolm Turnbull quoted “Thanks for keeping me safe” to our security officers S1 Troy, S2 Jamie and SO Stephanie joining RSM Cindy Clifford, after his quick visit to Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre alongside local MP Ross Vasta.
The team was also appreciated by Scentre Group Officials Adam Weinstein, Nigel Habben and Richard Heinz for their excellent work.
Jennifer Spratling (Kippa Ring CM – QIC) presenting Tom Fonoti with an Appreciation Award in recognition of “Provision of CPR and saving a life following a critical incident at Kippa Ring Shopping Centre”.
Shopping centres are active and wonderful environments designed for the enjoyment of all visitors and tenants. Providing a welcoming and safe environment is paramount. Centre Management face challenges daily, in particularly with security due to a large amount of people gathering in these shopping precincts.
Various challenges ranging from crime to liability issues must be taken into consideration when planning and designing an effective security management strategy. A key part of the strategy is to utilise an experienced retail security solutions company who will work with Centre Management to fully anticipate customer and tenant needs and provide a safe and secure environment for all.