2015 has got off to an excellent start for the Company
On 13th January 2015, we took over another assignment on behalf of Brown & Mason. This is a new 6-month assignment in Rochdale. We welcome the 3 new members of the Security Team, specifically recruited for this assignment.
On 26th January 2015, we were delighted to take over the Concierge Security duties for Brindley House in Birmingham City Centre on behalf of Wolf’s Residential Block Management. We welcome the new security team into the fold and look forward to developing a close working relationship with Wolf’s in the future.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security Group, summarised by stating “These are indeed exciting times for the company. I anticipated continued growth for 2015 in line with my targets for the company moving forward; however, I am delighted that the year has got off to such a good start. With the pipeline currently in place I am confident my Sales Team will continue to exceed my expectations. Well done to the Sales team”.
End of Year Summary
2014 has without doubt exceeded all of our expectations! We predicted continued growth which was achieved by an impressive increase in turnover of 31.5%.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, has recently outlined his plans for the continued expansion of the company, during the coming year, details of which will be announced early 2015.
The year started with the takeover of a site in Rickmansworth on behalf of Brown and Mason. This was quickly followed early February by the takeover of another highly prestigious site on behalf of GBR Phoenix Beard; Dickens Heath Village in Solihull. We were delighted to welcome the 4 members of the security/concierge team who transferred over to SafetyNet under TUPE, from Mitie.
March was an important month as we finally become approved suppliers of security to ‘amey’. This was quickly followed by the news that amey had selected SafetyNet Security Group to provide a complete security solution, which incorporated static guarding, an electronics solution and a range of other duties, to the forthcoming amey ‘brum’ tunnels project.
Also in March our relationship with our biggest client ‘Brown & Mason’ developed further with the award of the contract to supply static security to Kingsnorth Power Station in Kent. We put into place a new security team of 6 personnel for this project, which is anticipated will continue for approximately 3-years.
April saw the commencement of our involvement with amey, with the supply of 300+ hours per week to a site in Aston, Birmingham, which would become the main Headquarters for the ‘Brum’ tunnels project.
In June, we were delighted to be awarded a short-term 12-week contract to supply Static Security/Traffic Control Officers to the University of Warwick. This project saw the deployment of up to 16 security personnel, drawn from a team of 25 daily, Monday to Friday.
Early July saw the commencement of the amey ‘Brum’ tunnels project. Initially this requirement was for the deployment of 13 Security Officers working a night shift for a period of 2-weeks. A working pool of 50+ security personnel was put together for this project. After the initial 2-week period, the tunnels were closed full time to the public, thus increasing the requirement for SafetyNet Security group to supply 26 Security Officers working 12-hour shifts. At its height the hours increased to 2366 hours per week. At the end of August, the requirement reduced back to nights only and continued for a further 7 weeks.
Mid-August saw the takeover of another new concierge site, the Pump in Kitts Green and this was quickly followed early September by the award and takeover of another prestigious contract on behalf of Brown & Mason, ‘Grain Power Station’. This assignment is just 7 miles from Kingsnorth Power Station. Again we were able to quickly recruit a team of 5 Security Officers for this assignment and we welcome them into the fold.
During October the Auditors from CCAS carried out their annual ISO/ACS combined audit and we were delighted to be able to report another increase in score which now places us in the top 25% of medium size security companies in the UK.
With the audit safely out of the way, it was back to winning new business. November was a particularly busy month for all, with the award of 6 new contracts. Corey’s Sports Bar in Tamworth was taken over and added to our already existing and impressive portfolio of clients. This was quickly followed by the takeover of the contract to supply Static Security/Traffic Control Officers to Tamworth Snowdome for the 2014 Winter Wonderland.
The addition of our new Retail Business Development Manager to our team brought instant results. Three major National Retailers are now utilizing the services of SafetyNet Security Group for the supply of Store Detectives and Uniformed Retail Loss Prevention Officers.
We finished November on a high with the award and takeover of another prestigious concierge site in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.
Early December saw the arrival of Richard Whiteley, our new Director of Operations and Business Development. Richard will now work closely with our CEO to move SafetyNet Security Group to the next level.
Finally, we received the news that London and Cambridge Properties had awarded SafetyNet Security Group the contract to supply static security guarding to Burntwood Business Park. We took over this assignment on Thursday 18th December, and welcomed the 2 members of the existing security team, Stuart and Russ, who transferred over under TUPE regulations from Advance Security.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security summarised by saying “As a company we look forward to 2015, full of anticipation. Through continued investment in Staff, Technology and Resources, I have clearly seen the benefits to the company as we are now operating on a National basis. I firmly believe that by continued investment, SafetyNet Security Group will continue to grow in line with my predicted expansion plans. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of my staff and customers a very happy and prosperous new year”.
London & Cambridge Properties (LCP)
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce the award of another prestigious contract. Effective 18th December 2014, we have been awarded the contract to supply the full static security guarding solution to LCP, Burntwood Business Park, Near Cannock, Staffordshire.
SafetyNet Security Group Sales Team
November has proved to be yet another busy month for the SafetyNet Security Group Sales Team with the award of several prestigious contracts covering a variety of disciplines.
- Static security guarding
- Concierge Services
- Store Detectives
- Uniformed Retail Loss Prevention Officers
- Traffic Control Officers,
- ‘Front of House’ Door Supervision staff
The retail side of the business continues to develop. David Bull our National Sales Manager and his colleague Martyn Green, Business Development Manager have spent the month meeting with several Heads of Security/Loss prevention to discuss the supply of Uniformed Retail Loss Prevention Officers and Store Detectives.
There efforts have borne fruition with the agreement of further new contracts. Firstly, the supply of Store Detectives Nationally, to a major retailer with in excess of 100 stores. Secondly the award of a contract to supply a ‘Full Time’ uniformed Loss Prevention Officer to a ‘Black spot’ store in Cheltenham from a ‘Major’ National retail chain.
The Spires, Serviced Suites, Birmingham
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that effective 28 November 2014; we took over the contract to supply a concierge security service to the Spires Serviced Suites in central Birmingham.
Tamworth Snowdome – Winter Wonderland 2014
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that effective 22 November; we have for the second year running been awarded the contract to supply ‘Traffic Control’ Officers, to Tamworth SnowDome, for Winter Wonderland.
Santa’s returning to the SnowDome from 21st November with his magical Winter Wonderland in the snow, now in its 10th year! As well as his reindeer he’ll be bringing all of his friends for some serious festive fun the weather cannot spoil. With all the real snow, real animals and all new Winter Wonderland show, it’s the ultimate Christmas adventure for all the family!
Corey’s Sports Bar, Tamworth
We are delighted to announce that effective 14 November 2014; we took over the contract to supply ‘Front of House’ Door Supervision to Corey’s Sports Bar.
Corey’s is a ‘Brand New’ venue and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with Mark Fletcher and his team on this new venture.
Brown and Mason – (Grain Power Station)
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce the award of another prestigious project on behalf of Brown and Mason.
Effective 15th September, SafetyNet Security Group took over the full on-site security requirements for Grain Power station in Kent. This is a 2.5-year assignment and we welcome aboard the 6 members of the new security team.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security Group commented “This is our second Power Station, just 7 miles from Kingsnorth. Having completed several projects for B & M in Chingford, Tonbridge, Watford, Rickmansworth, St Albans and Farnborough, I am delighted that Brown & Mason have acknowledged the hard work we have put into ensuring they continue to receive a quality service”.
The Pump, Kitts Green
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that effective August 2014, the award of another concierge contract, ‘The Pump’ in Kitts Green forms a hub of youth work and activity in Kitts Green.
The Pump boasts four floors of first class facilities and offers a number of exciting amenities for young people to utilise. Among the facilities on offer, includes Offices to rent, Music Studio, Dance studio and Cyber café.
La Reference Bar & Restaurant
We are delighted to announce that effective 6th June, SafetyNet Security Group were awarded and took over the contract to supply ‘Front of House’ Door Supervision Staff to the ‘La Reference Bar & Restaurant’ which is an African Restaurant, Bar and Night Club in Birmingham. Playing African and current music and serving a variety of African food in the best African atmosphere.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group commented “This is an exciting opportunity for the company moving forward. This is another high profile venue to add to our already expanding and prestigious portfolio of venues within Birmingham”.
Warwick University Campus Road Improvement
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that we have been selected to provide assistance to Warwick University during the Campus Road Improvements Scheme, which runs from June to October. We will by working closely with the University Security Team regarding the supply of Security Traffic Control Officers.
Since the beginning of June, SafetyNet Security Group has been supplying up to 15 Traffic Control Officers each day, Monday to Friday. The TCO’s are strategically located throughout the campus and work closely with the Campus Security Manager.
Warwick University is investing a great deal in developing their campus. This will include work to improve the roads on and around campus, to increase the amount of parking available on campus, to construct new facilities for their staff and students, and to improve the campus experience for their 50th anniversary and beyond. The University are working with Coventry City Council (CCC) to improve safety along Gibbet Hill Road and the capacity of local junctions. These changes were agreed in 2009 as part of the campus Masterplan development and form part of the planning obligations to the local councils.
While this will bring enormous benefits to all in terms of improved transport links, it will inevitably have an impact on life at Warwick in the short-term. During the works there will be disruption including road closures and use of temporary traffic lights.
The works will include:
- Installing a new roundabout at the junction between University Road and Gibbet Hill Road by the Arts Centre. This will require realignment of University Road to connect the roundabout and bus interchange to the existing University Road, providing an extra two-way entry and exit onto main campus from Gibbet Hill Road.
- Library Road will be permanently closed at its junction with Gibbet Hill Road and will only be accessible to service vehicles or disabled drivers from University Road from 23 June onward. It will be 2-way for the small number of vehicles allowed.
- Traffic calming measures including a raised granite table next to Radcliffe House and a 20mph speed zone between Benefactors and Scarman House.
- Reducing the width of the arms of the Scarman Road/Gibbet Hill Road/University Road roundabout to improve safety and pedestrian access.
- Constructing a right turn lane into Gibbet Hill campus.
- Changing the Gibbet Hill Road/ Kenilworth Road/Stoneleigh Road junction to a roundabout. There will be pelican crossings on both Kenilworth Road and Gibbet Hill road near the roundabout
From Monday 30 June until October 2014:
- Gibbet Hill Road from Cryfield cottages to Scarman roundabout will be completely closed to all traffic.
- Gibbet Hill Road from the car park 2 roundabout to Cryfield cottages, and around University Road until the area just before Health Centre Road, will be closed to traffic, with only buses, construction, service and emergency vehicles allowed access. (Orange line on map)
During this time, for all traffic other than emergency vehicles, buses and construction/service vehicles, this essentially means:
- There will be no through route from one end of campus to the other. All traffic destined for central campus (University Road and its car parks, and Scarman Road) must enter campus via Kirby Corner roundabout (near Varsity).
- All traffic destined for Gibbet Hill campus, car park 2 roundabout and destinations off Leighfield Road must enter campus via Kenilworth Road/Coventry Road and Gibbet Hill Road.
- There will be no through route via Leighfield/Scarman road.
- From 30 June, traffic lights will be in operation at Scarman roundabout while works are undertaken to reduce the width of the arms and to improve safety and pedestrian access.
- At times, traffic lights will be in operation at the junction of Kenilworth Road/Coventry Road/Stoneleigh Road/Gibbet Hill Road to enable the construction of a new roundabout.
- At times, traffic lights will be in operation on Gibbet Hill Road next to the entrance to Gibbet Hill campus, to enable the construction of a new right-hand turning lane.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security Group commented “I am personally delighted that we have been given this opportunity to assist Warwick University with a security solution for the ‘Campus Road Improvements’ which is a highly prestigious project. Moving forward, I know our two organisations will develop a strong working relationship and I hope this will be the first of many projects that will see Warwick University and SafetyNet Security Group working together”.
Safetynet Security Group Awarded the Contract to Supply a 'Complete' Security Solution to AMEY for the 'Brum Tunnels' Project
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that having recently become an ‘Approved Supplier’ of security to AMEY, we have now been awarded the contract to supply a ‘Complete’ security solution to the forthcoming ‘Brum’ Tunnels project.SafetyNet Security Group will be supplying a complete static guarding and electronic/ access control system to this project.
This project will be ‘manned’ by a security team of approximately 35 Security Officers. All of our security team live local to the project. Many have been drawn from our existing pool of ‘Relief’ Officers and approximately 15-20 new ‘short-term’ Security Officer positions have been created.
Once this project has been completed, many of the new Security Officers will whenever possible be found additional positions within our growing company. The A38 tunnels through Birmingham are over 40-years-old and had never had a full restoration. Last year, essential refurbishment work started in order to bring them up to modern European standards.
This year, the upgrade to the tunnels will be completed. During this second phase, works will include renewing the ventilation system, installing new security and communications systems, replacing electrical systems and refurbishing pumping stations and plant rooms.
The A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham will be completely closed to all traffic from 10pm on Friday 18 July until 6am on Monday 1 September 2014. The closure will be preceded by two weeks of overnight closures, from 10pm to 6am, and followed by up to four weeks of similar overnight closures.
This work will bring the tunnels right up-to-date with some of the most modern technology available, meaning they can be better managed to keep traffic flowing through Birmingham.
This technology will include cameras that can detect vehicles causing obstructions, variable message signage (VMS) that can warn motorists of incidents inside the tunnel, response systems to control emergency exit doors to ensure people escape into safe areas and not live traffic lanes and PA and radio rebroadcast systems for emergency announcements.
To upgrade the ventilation system, AMEY will remove existing fans and replace them with 25 modern jet fans. These will be connected to the Air Quality Monitoring system that was installed last year as well as the emergency fire response systems which can be activated to remove smoke from the tunnel in the event of a fire.
As well as the fans, AMEY will be installing and connecting:
- 27 PA speakers,
- 21 CCTV cameras
- 32 vehicle detection cameras
- 48 emergency phones
- 4 digital variable message signs
- Over 160 emergency way-finder signs
- 7 controlled evacuation doors
- Over 40 miles of electrical cabling needed to run the new systems
In order to carry out these essential works, AMEY will once again need to close the A38 tunnels during the summer, with a series of overnight closures before and after.
Otis Hanley, the CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, commented “My Team put in a lot of hard work in order to become an Approved Supplier of Security to AMEY. I am personally delighted that we have been given this opportunity to supply the ‘Complete’ security solution for the ‘Brum Tunnels’ which is a highly prestigious project. Moving forward, I know our two organisations will develop a strong working relationship and I hope this will be the first of many projects that will see AMEY and SafetyNet Security Group working together”.
Brown and Mason
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce the award of another prestigious project on behalf of Brown and Mason.
Effective 17th March, SafetyNet Security Group took over the full on-site security requirements for Kingsnorth Power station in Kent. This is a 4-year assignment and we welcome aboard the 7 members of the new security team.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security Group commented “This now brings our existing portfolio with Brown & Mason to 4 projects. Having completed projects in Chingford, Tonbridge and Watford, I am pleased that our teams in Rickmansworth, St Albans and Farnborough continue to provide an outstanding service to our client. I am delighted that Brown & Mason have acknowledged the hard work we have put into ensuring they continue to receive a quality service”.
Approved Supplier of Security Services to AMEY
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to confirm that we have now become an ‘Approved Supplier of Security Services’ to AMEY.
Amey works with public and regulated sector clients to help create better places to live, work and travel. They are the faces behind the services we all use each day whether it be the roads, the railways, schools, waste disposal, airports or the power you use to fuel your home. In fact almost everybody in the UK will use at least one Amey service today.
Amey operates over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
New Head Office Appointment
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to confirm the appointment of Alex France as our new National Operations Manager. Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security Group commented “Alex fully deserves his new appointment, which is based on his hard work and dedication during these last 12 months. This continues my policy of promoting from within and shows to all, what can be achieved by hard work and dedication. Alex will bring a new level of professionalism to our business operationally which has been gained through years of service with many National Security Companies. As the company continues to grow, Alex is the right man to oversee our interests on a National basis. I wish him well in his new role”.
Dickens Heath Village
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that effective 1st February we have taken over the security requirements for Dickens Heath Village Solihull, on behalf of GBR Phoenix Beard. Dickens Heath is the largest site in the UK on the GBR Phoenix Beard (Residential) portfolio.
Otis Hanley, the CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, commented “We are delighted to be afforded an opportunity to take over another prestigious site on behalf of GBR Phoenix Beard. We have a long standing relationship with GBR Phoenix Beard and not only does this bring our portfolio up to five sites with them, it is also a testimony to the quality of service we have supplied over the years. We would like to welcome the 4 team members who have transferred over under ‘TUPE’ from Mitie and we look forward to working closely with them in order to ensure a quality service is maintained at Dickens Heath for years to come”.
Coast to Coast American Restaurant and Bar
We are delighted to announce that effective Mid-December, SafetyNet Security Group were awarded and took over the contract to supply ‘Front of House’ Staff to the brand new venue ‘Coast to Coast’ American Restaurant and Bar in Brindley Place, Broad Street Birmingham.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group commented “This is an exciting opportunity for the company moving forward. Coast to Coast is part of ‘The Restaurant Group (TRG)’ who has more than 400 venues throughout the UK. The opening of the Birmingham venue is the eleventh Coast to Coast restaurant in the UK.
End of Year Summary
2013 – Without doubt, Our Best Year ‘EVER’. This has as predicted been a year of continued growth, and a year which has seen company turnover increase by an impressive 26%.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, outlined his plans for the continued expansion of the company, during this, the 10th Anniversary of the company. These plans which have been put in place included the recruitment of key new members of staff, the refurbishment of our Training Suite the addition of new departments and plans to operate on a National basis.
The year started with a bang. Without so much as a pause for breath, new ‘Static’ guarding assignments were started in Banbury, Tonbridge and Farnborough. These were quickly followed by the takeover for the supply of ‘Front of House’ staff to several new ‘Venue’s’ in Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham.
As the year progressed, as did the New Business. New ‘Static’ guarding sites in Sutton in Ashfield, Leamington Spa and Birmingham (2 locations) were added to our ever increasing portfolio. August also saw the takeover of all of the ‘Match day’ parking requirements for Birmingham City FC.
As we continued through the Autumn/Winter, there was no let up, regarding new business. Contracts for the supply of ‘Front of House’ staff to several more venues in Tamworth, Lichfield and Moseley were added to our ever increasing portfolio.
August saw the company celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a celebratory function held in ‘Hennessey’s’ Bar in Birmingham which was very well attended by both our customers and staff members.
During October, we passed our 4th Annual ‘combined’ ISO 9001:2000 & ACS Audit with an increase in score of 18%.
As the year continued, we were delighted to takeover additional ‘Static’ guarding sites in St Albans, Watford and Tamworth. This was quickly followed by the takeover of another highly prestigious venue in Birmingham City Centre. 4 New sites in December alone certainly made it a year to remember.
As a company we look forward to 2014, full of anticipation. We have already secured a highly prestigious contract in Solihull which will commence 1st February. We also have a number of proposals outstanding for some highly prestigious locations throughout the UK.
Otis Hanley, CEO SafetyNet Security summarised by saying “Through continued investment in Staff, Technology and Resources, I have clearly seen the benefits to my company. I firmly believe that by continued investment, SafetyNet Security Group will continue to grow in line with my predicted expansion plans. I have no doubt that within the next 5-years we will become the largest supplier of security within the Midlands and expand our operation to cover the whole of the UK”.
ACS Score up again!
Only a couple days ago SafetyNet completed its 4th combined ISO9001 and ACS audit. We are pleased to announce that not only did we successfully pass both accreditations, we increased our ACS score by 18% for Door Supervision, Security Guarding and Key Holding. Yet again, we have demonstrated that this company is dedicated to a culture of Continous Improvement. Well done to the team here at SafetyNet including Management, Administrators and Front Line Staff.
Onwards and upwards!
The training conducted last week was called CSAS which stands for Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
What does that mean?
Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) Overview
An accredited person is a person employed by an organisation (other than a police force) in a CSAS Accredited Persons role, who has been accredited by a Chief Officer of Police under section 41 of the Police Reform Act 2002.
To be part of the ACPO CSAS Accredited Persons Accreditation Scheme
Your local Police Force must have a CSAS Scheme in place
Your organisation must meet the scheme requirements and be approved by that Force
Employees must be suitable and competent to exercise the powers conferred by virtue of the accreditation
Employees must receive adequate training for the exercise of those powers
SafetyNet Security Group Set To Celebrate ‘Tenth Anniversary’ with 2013 Expansion Plan.
Safetynet, the national premier supplier of security services in the UK, is celebrating its tenth anniversary by embarking upon an expansion plan, which could see the firm catapulted into becoming one of the leading security providers in the UK.
SafetyNet intends to extend its loyal and professional workforce beyond its current capacity by adding new departments at its head office in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. This is in response to the demands of their current and new customers, as well as in-keeping with the company's philosophy of "working in partnership with clients and customers to ensure satisfaction and a quality service."
The brainchild of Otis Hanley, Safetynet was established in 2003, after he found a gap in the market. It took 12 months to obtain his first client and during this time he went about putting a workforce of 25 staff together, ensuring that they were all S.I.A. licensed
Since securing his first customer, Otis has never looked back. Working alongside multiple corporate organisations and businesses, as well as providing services for Birmingham City Football club, a variety of Schools and Universities, October 2012 saw the rebranding of SafetyNet Security Group. The rebranding has enabled the organisation to be recognised as a leading and formidable force amongst other national organisations. Coupled with an increased workforce of over 200 staff, a new PR and marketing department and a business development department, the organisation is literally growing in size, capacity and strength.
In light of SafetyNet Security Group's multiple awards and accreditations, it always endeavours to work cohesively with fellow security companies ensuring high standards and quality training.
Otis Hanley CEO SafetyNet Security Group, said: "By providing professional and personalised advice, SafetyNet help businesses throughout the Midlands to ensure they always operate within the most current and up-to date legislation. In turn this ensures local businesses enhance and maintain positive relationships with local authorities, and the Police."
Looking to the future, SafetyNet Security Group are continuously pursuing the finest qualities in security provision and challenging 'the norm’. In this, SafetyNet are always seeking new opportunities and are willing to consult with any parties that maybe interested in security provision. In the words of its CEO "These are exciting times for the future of Safetynet Security Group, we welcome all who want to share in its vision”.
Safetynet Security Group is an ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) approved Security Company and has also completed the Community Safety Awareness Scheme.
Originally employed as Taxi Marshals the role has developed over time as a high visibility sign-post for help and early intervention approach. We have had excellent feedback from the public on their pastoral work and businesses, CCTV and Police on their work to prevent problems escalating. We have continued to supply Street Wardens to Leamington Town Centre during a weekend, working closely with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire District Council.
This has led to Warwick University rolling out a scheme to adopt Street Marshalls to adopt a new strategy to look after their 5000+ students living in the Leamington Spa area. This will help improve the relationship between the Universities, local authorities and local community.
SafetyNet Security Group has been tasked to help with this new initiative. This will promote positive community relations and encourage students to behave responsibly. It will also afford protection to the student population in Royal Leamington Spa.
SafetyNet Security Group has been tasked to work closely with the relevant authorities with the supply of additional Street Marshalls, which will not be restricted to weekends, but will also encompass week days.
SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that after a successful ‘trial’ period, effective immediately, our services have been engaged to supply static security guarding to Birchfield Community School.
We will work closely with the Head Teacher and her staff to ensure the Safety of all staff and students is maintained. This will be maintained by the control of access/egress to the School grounds, in a professional and dignified manner.
Otis Hanley, the CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, commented that we are delighted to be afforded an opportunity to work with the School during the longer term.
Despite a tough climate SafetyNet Security Group has recently won a contract to supply the full ‘on-site’ security solution to an internationally known company that has taken over new premises in Sutton in Ashfield. This company has specialized in and developed a range of products specifically designed for harsh environmental conditions and where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of flammable atmospheres both offshore and onshore.
Having spent £2M+ refurbishing the whole site, our client was looking for a security company that could take over security, hit the ground running and provide an innovative solution which would solve their ongoing security requirements.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group added that he is delighted that we have been chosen to supply the full on site security to this organization and look forward to developing a strong working partnership with our new client, moving forward.
Safetynet Security Group is delighted to announce that effective the new 2013/2014 football season, we have secured the contract to supply static security officers to Birmingham City Football Club, on match days.
This is a ‘front of house’ scenario whereby our duties will include liaison with Directors, Management, Staff, Team, TV crews and the general public. This involves the control of access/egress to all of the major car parks associated with St Andrews and the main stadium car park.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group, a staunch lifelong supporter of the club added: “I am delighted to be afforded an opportunity to work alongside the club I have supported since my youth. I know we can impact on security immeasurably and bring on board our professionalism in order to ensure that all match day parking runs seamlessly”.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that having recently completed all of the necessary criteria, we have now achieved RIPA compliancy.
RIPA is the law governing the use of covert techniques by public authorities. It requires that when public authorities, such as the police or government departments, need to use covert techniques to obtain private information about someone, they do it in a way that is necessary, proportionate, and compatible with human rights.
RIPA’s guidelines and codes apply to actions such as:
- intercepting communications, such as the content of telephone calls, emails or letters
- acquiring communications data: the ‘who, when and where’ of communications, such as a telephone billing or subscriber details
- conducting covert surveillance, either in private premises or vehicles (intrusive surveillance) or in public places (directed surveillance)
- the use of covert human intelligence sources, such as informants or undercover officers
- access to electronic data protected by encryption or passwords
RIPA applies to a wide-range of investigations in which private information might be obtained. Cases in which it applies include:
- public safety
- emergency services
For the third year running Safetynet Security Group proudly sponsor Kenilworth Wardens under 14's Junior Football Club.
Otis Hanley, CEO of SafetyNet Security Group is delighted to announce that we have been accepted for membership of CHAS, who are the largest and fastest growing Health and Safety assessment scheme in the UK, with 570 buyer members and over 50,000 suppliers on its database.