On September 3rd, 2015 a group of doctors, nurses, patients, carers and other friends left John O’Groats to cycle nearly 1,000 miles to Land’s End (JOGLE) in 10 days in order to raise money for OOSO (Oxfordshire Oesophageal and Stomach Organisation) and ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery). The riders were supported every mile of the way by two vehicles driven by OOSO patients and carers.
The incidence of oesophageal cancer is increasing faster than any cancer in the western world, and together with stomach cancer kills more than 10,000 people each year in England. There have been huge improvements in the treatment of oesophageal cancer in the last decade, but despite significant improvements in outcomes from these treatments, the survival is still worse than from many other cancers.
OOSO has been set up to provide support to patients (and their relatives) undergoing treatment for oesophageal and stomach cancer in the Oxford Cancer Centre, and their input is now an integral part of the care our patients receive. The money they raise will go towards supporting OOSO and the funding of particular projects to improve patient care on the Oxford Upper GI Centre at the Churchill Hospital.
Risk Management Security Services and our Chairman John Herring sponsored Mr Nick Maynard and were one of the main sponsors for this charity event which proved to be a very tough but rewarding ride for all of those involved. You can read more about the journey on their blog.
All contributions for this worthwhile cause will be greatly appreciated – if you wish to help please visit their website.
The armed forces day was celebrated in style at Aylesbury Rugby Club on the 29th of June. More that 9,500 armed forces personnel, veterans, cadets and their families joined Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes residents for a great day of live music, a funfair, outdoor displays and an air display from veteran aircraft including a Spitfire that was sponsored by Risk Management Security Services.
We are pleased to announce that we have yet again successfully maintained Gold standard through the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). The assessment focuses on the requirements of the British Standards and our ability to maintain robust procedures and working practices.
Following our recent assessment, the audit was passed without a single non-conformance, improvement notice or observation.
NSI operates a 2 tier approach to approvals Silver and Gold. This allows companies to grow and develop their business whilst consistently developing the NSI reassurance to their customers. Companies can enter at either level.
Gold builds on product Certification to incorporate Quality Management System Certification.
The combination of the Quality Management Systems and the relevant sector specific product or service represents the Gold standard of certification. This level holds the greatest perceived value across industry and by the police, fire and rescue services and insurers.
In February, the SIA announced that they will be making changes to modernise their licensing system and to streamline processes. Towards the end of 2015, they will be launching new online services that will improve the information available to applicants and businesses, speed up the application process, and improve the service that we provide to the industry.
What is changing for Individuals?
Individuals applying for or renewing a licence will do so through our new self-service website. Changes will include:
• online personal accounts for licence applicants and licence holders
• real-time information about where your application is in the process
• alerts informing you when we grant your licence and when it is soon to expire
• the ability to make changes to your personal details and circumstances directly, without having to contact us
• an online appeal process
• all licence renewals will be online
• the website will be compatible with the latest browsers
• paper applications only accepted in exceptional circumstances.
If you are applying for your first SIA licence, we will require that your identification documents be verified at your nearest participating Post Office.
The application and renewal process will also change if an employer applies or renews on your behalf. How it differs depends on whether they are part of our Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS).
For more information please visit the SIA Website
Frank has worked for Risk management Services for the past 25 years and has always been reliable and supportive to our customers.
As well as working at various sites Frank has also provided back up support to our 24-hour control center which proved invaluable.
Frank has always represented the company to a very high standard and this has been recognised through many customers and staff.
As we will all be well aware, Nepal recently suffered its worst earthquake in 80 years.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, triggering avalanches and mudslides and reducing whole villages to rubble. The death toll has hit 7,500 and is continuing to climb.
The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected by the earthquake while 2.8 million people have been displaced by it.
The UK has always had strong links with the Nepalise and this disaster is close to the hearts of many of our employees.
One officer, Chura Tamang (Mani), took it upon himself to collect items of clothing from various different sources as well as other necessities that were then sent to Nepal as part of the UK aid package. This was an excellent initiative taken on by Mani and we are delighted with the large numbers of items that were donated.
Risk Management Security Services are committed to providing a quality service for both our customers and the consumers of our service. We aim to have an open and accountable service that builds the trust and respect of all our stakeholders. One of the ways in which we can continue to improve our service is by listening and responding to the views of our staff members, customers and other stakeholders. To this end we welcome any feedback we receive from any source and always aim to respond positively to complaints, learning lessons and by putting any mistakes right.
To view our results click on the following link: Feedback Results 2014
Chris Hunt has been with Risk Management Security Services for over 5 years and has now taken on the role of Human Resources & Compliance Manager, we wish Chris all the very best in his new role.
Over the past few years we have seen significant growth both in our manned guarding and mobile patrol services. In order to provide our customers and staff with the best possible service and support, we can confirm that with immediate effect Graham Tilly has been appointed Operations Director with responsibility for all our static and mobile patrol services.
Graham is one of our longest serving members of staff with almost twenty years service with Risk Management. In his previous position as our Business Development Director Graham was directly involved in selling the majority of our static and mobile patrol contracts and therefore has extensive knowledge of all our sites and clients.
I’m sure you will join us in wishing Graham the very best of luck.
The Directors and Management would like to offer their sincere thanks to John for his excellent service.
John Richards Retirement