News & Updates

We are COVID19 Secure.

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.

What are we doing?

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®.

Commitment

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”.

Our main COVID-19 Secure principles:

We will adopt the following main principles to manage a safe working environment:

  • Assess risk, implement control measures and share this with all of our team members
  • Ensure that there are cleaning, hand washing and hygiene procedures on client sites, assignments and in company offices
  • Where their role allows, we will help our team members to work from home
  • We will take reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance at work
  • Where people cannot be 2m apart, we will do everything practical to manage transmission risk.
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What is the process for ensuring safe working inline with these principles?

There are four elements to the processes that we will use when assessing and approving team deployments:

  1. A company-wide risk assessment. This risk assessment includes various control measures around safe working in relation to COVID19. It is heavily based on Government guidance. All of our team members will read and adhere to the control measures put in place on this risk assessment. 
  2. Client/assignment specific checklists. We will use checklists to assess whether a role/assignment/client site that we work at also satisfactorily meets the COVID-19 Secure standard. The Managing Director will be responsible for managing this process. The company will not reply any team members unless this can be completed satisfactorily. We will work with clients to an agreed standard.
  3. Instruction, briefings, awareness and information. We will provide our team members with as much information that is relevant to their role. This may be new guidance, updated risk assesments or changes in procedures. We will also provide training such as e-learning.
  4. Monitoring & supervision. One of the key elements to ensure compliance is by checking and auditing the various tasks, roles and client sites. We will use the completed risk assessment and check that each control measure is being adhered to.
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Eboracum® has top-down commitment to making sure our team members are safe at work. For more information please contact Carl via email carl@eboracumgroup.com.

We are supported by our Health & Safety advice provider – Peninsula Group Ltd.

Police Grant Powers to York Street Rangers

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.

York Commander, Superintendent Lindsey Robson, said:

“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:

  • Require someone to give their name and address if they believe they are acting in an anti-social manner.
  • Stop cyclists riding illegally on the footpath.
  • Control traffic, which could be used in circumstances such as allowing an ambulance better access.
  • Require someone to give their name and address for a road traffic offences, assault or criminal damage.
  • Share and receive information wit the Police.

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.

LNER York Train Station- Secured by Eboracum

York firm Eboracum wins new contract after national tender process.

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.

Carl Nickson, Director of Eboracum said

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

Eboracum: First in the UK to achieve CCTV accreditation

Eboracum UK Ltd is the first Private Security firm to achieve  surveillance camera code of practice accreditation.

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.

Carl Nickson, Director of Eboracum said:

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 – carl@eboracumgroup.com.

ore information about the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Code of Practice:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/surveillance-camera-code-of-practice