We have updated our risk assessments, policy and procedures so that our team members can work safely during the Coronavirus crisis.
As restrictions are loosened by the Government, we see a new normal. Our approach to work will be surrounded by anti-viral measures. We have one priority. That is to keep our team members safe by reducing the chance of contraction or transmission of COVID-19 at work.
We can keep people safe by ensuring that strict measures are implemented and adhered to at work. The government released a new standard called “COVID-19 Secure”. This standard is issued to all employers and should be followed where appropriate. We use this standard/guidance to set out our main principles of what we will do together at Eboracum®.
The Managing Director has signed the government’s commitment/pledge. This confirmed that the Eboracum® complies with the standard and we will display this at sites where our team members work. You can download a copy of this signed commitment below. It reads “We confirm we have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19”.
We will adopt the following main principles to manage a safe working environment:
There are four elements to the processes that we will use when assessing and approving team deployments:
Eboracum® has top-down commitment to making sure our team members are safe at work. For more information please contact Carl via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are supported by our Health & Safety advice provider – Peninsula Group Ltd.
York’s Street Rangers have been given legal powers to keep people safe and help police cut down on antisocial behaviour.
North Yorkshire’s Chief Constable granted the powers to eight qualified staff, who are employed by Eboracum UK Ltd and work as York Business Improvement District (BID) Street Rangers. The rangers can now require someone who has behaved antisocially to give their name and address. They can also stop cyclists riding on a footpath and control traffic in certain circumstance.
“Tackling antisocial behaviour benefits everyone and improves our communities greatly, so it makes sense to take all the steps we can to reduce it. These powers have actually existed for a long time and are used to complement the work of our police officers and PCSOs. They are only granted if the Chief Constable is satisfied that they will be used appropriately and proportionally. York is already a very safe place, and by granting Street Rangers selected powers we can keep the millions of people who visit the city centre every year even safer.”
Under the legislation, the eight Eboracum UK Ltd staff who work as Street Rangers are be able to:
Carl Nickson, Managing Director of Eboracum UK Ltd, said:
“This accreditation further professionalises our partnership with the police. Following in the footsteps of CSAS schemes in other parts of the country, it provides the York BID Street Rangers with low-level but useful tools to assist in the reduction of anti-social behaviour. I am extremely proud of the positive progress made with the Street Ranger programme and feel privileged to have received this accreditation.”
The option to delegate powers was first granted to police forces in 2002 under the Police Reform Act. The authority does not extend to the power of police arrest. It lasts for 12 months, at which point it is reviewed by North Yorkshire Police.
Eboracum UK Ltd celebrates as it wins a new high-profile contract to provide security and protective services at York Train Station. London North Eastern Railway – LNER set out to procure a new provider to support its commitment to delivering a safe and secure customer environment at York Train Station.
The competitive national tender process measures include Quality, Partnership Working, Experience and employing local people. The service will work in close partnership with other security providers, train operating companies, Police and a variety of stakeholders.
I am extremely pleased to confirm that we were successful in our bid. It fills me with pride to say that LNER is our customer. I am proud of our whole team for building up a high quality service and raising the bar in the industry. We look forward to forming a real partnership with LNER and play our important part by contributing to a safe, customer focused and secure environment at York Train Station
The code of practice, issued by the UK Secretary of state is intended to ensure that individuals and wider communities have confidence that public body surveillance cameras are deployed to protect and support them, rather than spy on them.
Eboracum’s procedures, privacy impact assessment and processes were audited by the SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection board) who in turn recommended certification to the Surveillance Camera Commissioner.
The audit was based on the companies use of Body Worn CCTV cameras. Body Worn CCTV is across the business for a number of reasons. It helps to reduce conflict, demonstrate transparency, prevent false allegations and can be used as evidence in a court of law.
Although accreditation is voluntary, I feel that it is important to demonstrate a transparent and compliant approach to the use of CCTV. We are leading from the front as the first Security Company to achieve this accolade and I hope that others will follow. Achieving this accreditation outlines that even small-medium businesses can put privacy, compliance and transparency high on the agenda.
Eboracum UK has taken steps to ensure that their Body worn CCTV systems operate within a legal framework and meet the standards of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s code of practice.
The company has published their policy and privacy impact assessment online. Please use the buttons below to download the relevant documents.
All queries relating to Ebroacum’s use of Body Worn CCTV should be directed to Carl Nickson – email@example.com.
ore information about the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Code of Practice: