ZED SECURITY AND GUARDING
Staff newsletter - February 2020
Welcome to ZED's second staff newsletter of 2020. It seems it was only yesterday that we posted our first newsletter... clichéd we know, but doesn't time fly!?
Planning for our events season is kicking in now and from late March/early April until after the summer we are going to be really busy providing security and stewards, as well as medical and support services for most of the region's biggest events including Westlife, Corbeau Seats rally, the Ipswich May Day Festival, Greystock, the Nearly festivals, and lots and lots of Cambridge Balls. We are also providing safeguarding teams with enhanced DBS checks at many of our events this year. It'll be all hands on deck for the next few months and we'll need as many people as possible, so if you want to work any or all of the events then please contact Loren as soon as possible and she'll start to book you in. It'll be hard work and long hours but loads of fun, plus you'll be working with some great teams, and at many of the events you'll get to listen to some really great music too. Can't be bad!
Corbeau Seats rally (Tendring and Clacton) 25th and 26th April, is now part of Motorsport UK. If you are scheduled to work this event and haven't done so yet, please go to the Motorsport UK's website and complete an online Rally Marshal’s training course; it doesn't take long to complete and it's a really good certificate to have in your portfolio of training. You do need a 100% pass rate so keep trying if you don't get it right the first time... we have all taken quite a few attempts to pass! Just go to the link below and follow the instructions. Once you have the certificate, send Loren a copy as we need ALL our staff on the event Rally Marshal certified.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
Well done to Laura Hall as this month's employee of the month. She consistently gets really good commendations from her Bedwatch, as well as the library. We'll be sending a £20.00 Costa Coffee voucher to her shortly.
WELL DONE JONATHAN!
Well done to Bedwatch team member Jonathan Kalala who'll be on leave for a few months playing semi-professional football. Wishing you all the very best Jonathan, and remember to send us a postcard from your travels.
Our next Door Supervisors course is 26th/27th/28th and 29th March. We are always looking for staff with DS licences so let us know if there is anyone you know who might like to attend. We can give referrals a little discount too. Also, for our Bedwatch team, if you are not PMVA (Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression) trained we have a course coming up in April so reserve your place. The skills taught make it essential training for our Bedwatch teams. It is based over four days, so you'll need to allocate your time off, but there's no charge and is another great certificate to add to your skills portfolio.
FIRST AID AT WORK CERTIFICATE
Did you know that as off April you will need to have a valid First Aid At Work Certificate as a minimum and be valid for a minimum of 12 months before you can attend a Door Supervisor Course?
SECURITY FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH
We were proud to have provided security for Secretary of Health's recent visit to Colchester Hospital.
DOG UNITS – COLCHESTER TOWN CENTRE
We are proud to announce that, in conjunction with our partners DK9, we will once again be providing regular dog search units in the town centre on selected weekend nights. Funded by Our Colchester, these patrols significantly boost the safety and security of both customers on a night out and business owners.
SIGNING IN AND OUT
Just a reminder to everyone you MUST sign in and out of every shift and at every venue. This is really important from both a Health & Safety and emergency protocol perspective, plus also to confirm hours worked, and we all want to get paid for the hours we work. If for any reason your venue does NOT have a signing in book, contact us and we'll get this resolved as a matter of urgency.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS APP
Please could everyone download the citizenAID app, via App Store or Google Play. This app contains information on both vehicle and acid attacks, alongside shooting, stabbing and bombing incidents. There is also guidance for what to do on encountering an unattended item in a public place. This guidance also supports the response of staff who work in these areas where unattended items are a common occurrence, and is great source of information for anyone working within the security industry.
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Until next month, stay safe!
PS: Why did the toilet roll, roll down the hill? To get to the bottom! (Loren's Laughs)
ZED SECURITY & GUARDING
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