Risk Assessment in Shopping Centres: Why is it needed?

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.

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SCG wins WSABE Cooee Employer of Choice Award 2017

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Southern Cross Group is now the proud winner of WSABE’s (Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence) Employer of Choice Award 2017 and also was a finalist in Business Leader category.

WSABE is hosted by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and recognises businesses within the Greater Western Sydney region for their outstanding achievements and success.

Also known as Cooee Employer of Choice Award, we can now put the prestigious award on the pedestal for the whole world to witness.

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Southern Cross Group Supports OzHarvest Market

The OzHarvest Market is Australia’s first ever rescued food supermarket, stocked with produce that has either been donated or would otherwise go to waste, but is perfectly edible. Based on a ‘take what you need, give what you can’ philosophy, their purpose is to make rescued food available to everyone, especially those who need it most.

The Market offers a range of products from fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, tinned goods, frozen meals and drinks to toiletries and home products.

As supporters of sustainability in all forms, Southern Cross Group were delighted to support this forward thinking charitable initiative by offering pro-bono security services to the Market’s Grand Opening at Kensington.

Some of the official partners in attendance at the event included the Mayor of Randwick and various supporters and board members. Southern Cross Group would like to wish OzHarvest continued success in all their endeavors.

Find out more about the OzHarvest Market and make your donation here: http://www.ozharvest.org/market

Human Resource Leadership Forum Canberra

Last Friday, Southern Cross Group’s National Training & Development Manager Michael Robinson took a trip to Canberra to attend a leader’s forum for HR presented by the Australian Human Resources Institute. The event sought to address the challenges faced by Human Resource Managers and how to provide regular feedback to staff as well as discussing the relevance of performance reviews in a dynamic working environment and an ever evolving world. Some 100 different HR Managers from throughout Australia attended to hear insights given by Blair Conley, PSM Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Michael was lucky enough to get some one-on-one mentoring.

Southern Cross Group believes in the importance of Industry functions for both networking and awareness and look forward to attending further events such as this.

ACT Awards Night

On the 21st of April, Southern Cross Group celebrated the achievements of some of our outstanding ACT based personnel with awards being presented to Kimi Wright from Westfield Woden for exceptional customer service, and Chad Maihi for providing outstanding leadership to his team at Westfield Belconnen. We are very proud of the ongoing contribution of our ACT staff and a great time was had by all with the evening culminating in dance-off competition which ended in a nil-all draw. Southern Cross Group would like to thank all of our team members who attended and made it such a memorable occasion. Keep up the good work!

Combined Chamber Breakfast

While attending the NSW Chamber Breakfast & Workshop for Campbelltown and Narellan Chapters, our National Training and Development Manager Michael Robinson happened to bump into David Foster. For those unaware, David Foster has held the title of ‘World Champion Wood Chopper’ for the past 21 years, and is attempting to extend his winning streak another year.

Southern Cross Training recognizes your need to improve. Just like David Foster, we know what it takes to be number 1 and can help you get there.

Find out about Southern Cross Training Courses here or get in touch by calling 1300 557 434.

Drone Technology

SOUTHERN CROSS GROUP IS LEADING THE WAY WITH OUR DRONE TECHNOLOGY. Western Australia conducted its first drone job on 26 February2017. We are delighted our valued client is impressed with footage obtained of the Whitford City development. Within a week we will present the edited finished product to the client. Southern Cross Group is excited about future opportunities drone technology will bring.

Holiday Safety with Ken Barlow

Holiday Tips to Stay Safe and Reduce Hazard

As the festive season approaches our thoughts are often diverted from the mundane tasks of work and injuries are far from our mind, however Christmas has its own unique injury statistics. The four (4) most common being:

Burns: Burns happen too often during the festive season, from kitchen accidents through to candles and accidental fires from BBQ’s, spits and open fires. To prevent burns when cooking use kitchen mitts, never leave cooking food unattended, and that also goes for candles. Make sure you don’t overload power points particularly around natural timber Christmas trees.

Falls: Falls are very common at Christmas due to our desire to have the biggest and best decorated trees and our houses covered with fairy lights. Statistically Emergency Departments treat over 17,000 falls nationally over a 10-day period. To prevent falls use ladders correctly, use spotters when working at heights, and decorate trees and houses when sober.

Asphyxiation:  With the amount of food being ingested and the small trinkets that kids get their hands on, it’s no wonder that asphyxiation is one of the biggest injuries during the holidays. Asphyxiation is a serious concern for families with small children and caution should be taken to make sure all your holiday decorations are baby-proofed. As tempting as it is to wolf down those holiday meals, make sure you take your time to chew and swallow properly so you don’t choke on your food.

Car Accidents: Traditionally the Christmas/New Year period demonstrates the highest levels of accidents and fatalities with the Police forces throughout the country focussing on the road safety campaign. While we may well have heeded the message of drink-driving, fatigue is also a catalyst for serious injuries and fatalities. To overcome these issues, use the 2/10 principal (for every 2 hours of driving take 10 minutes break away from the car). Remember to drink ample hydrating fluids and share the driving tasks with another person.

Remember these tips and take care over the holiday period to avoid becoming a statistic

               Ken Barlow, WHS Manager

Southern Cross Group
                      Southern Cross Group

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St John Ambulance Awards Night

St. John’s Cadet Awards Night

Southern Cross Group were proud to attend the annual St. John’s Cadet Awards at a recent dinner cruise in Sydney, as sponsors and strategic partners of St. Johns’, we were encouraged to see first-hand the excellent achievements of the their young trainees as they educate themselves on vital skills that may one day be called upon to save someone’s life.

Cadet’s take part in a number of proficiency badges as part of their ongoing training, and once twelve proficiencies have been obtained and a certain number of volunteer hours have been reached, Cadets are awarded with the Grand Priors Badge, one of the highest honours for cadet members. Also awarded on the night were the Peter Falkland Award for the most outstanding cadet or cadet leader and the Edeline Jenkyn Trophy for leadership, dedication and commitment to St. John.

Southern Cross Group representative and National Training and Compliance Manager, Mr. Anthony Pearce, also attended the annual Parliament House Honour Awards for Senior St. Johns members where long service medals and the coveted ‘Membership of The Order of St. John’ were handed out to the deserving individuals who had dedicated a large portion of their free time over many years to ensuring the ongoing success of the organisation. Southern Cross Group looks forward to continued endeavours with St. John, ensuring a safer community at large for all citizens.

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Founded in Sydney in 2005, Southern Cross Group is one of the few remaining, wholly owned Australian services company with a focus on delivering Facility, Training and Technology solutions. Working in partnership with our clients, Southern Cross Group provide a consultative approach to truly understand our clients’ needs. We deliver comprehensive integrated services to over 800 client sites across Australia. We provide a wealth of experience and solutions in complex environments, ranging from retail, commercial/corporate, infrastructure, government, health, industrial, manufacturing, events and entertainment. Southern Cross Group – where facility, training and technology solutions merge to deliver peak efficiency.
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