Reference Library – England – Hertfordshire
Wilson James is a leading provider of safe, secure, customer-led solutions to more than 300 clients across the UK and Europe. We have been raising standards for 25 years across three core service lines; security, construction logistics and business services. Mobile Security Officer
Watford Full Time- 4 on 4 off days, nights and weekends 9.19 per hour
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 5 t* *h October 2017 Wilson James are recruiting for experienced Site Based Mobile Security Operatives to become part of our new security team at one of the worlds leading entertainment companies client sites in Watford. Your role as a mobile / access control operative is to ensure the delivery of excellent customer service by providing support and guidance to the Security staff.
In doing so assisting the Portfolio Account Manager & Duty Security Managers to achieve high standards of customer service. You will provide support to the Access Control team and perform Incident / Emergency response utilizing a 4×4 vehicle. Duties to include:
- Assist the Access Control Team to book in visitors & contractors
- Undertake patrols (e.g.
physical and company vehicle) of residential and commercial property
- Check, secure and report all external and internal doors, windows and fire exits on all areas of premises you patrol. Eliminate when possible, and report on, all Health and Safety issues
- During major incidents, restrict access to the site; regulate movement of traffic and pedestrians and liaise with the emergency services
- Ensure all duties as laid down in the onsite assignment instructions are followed each shift without exception. Help instruct and assist in the training of new, temporary or cover security staff on their assignments
- Assist with Helicopter landings / take-off s by ensuring a safe and secure environment
- Door Supervisor / Close Protection SIA licence
- Experience of supporting a large team across various Security platforms
- First Aid (Emergency First Aid at Work minimum)
- Full driving licence as you will be driving 4×4 vehicles ( max 6 points )
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: 9.19 /hour
- security: 2 years
Required licences or certifications:
- SIA Door Supervisor Licence
- Driving License
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Visitors to the west London palace, once home to Princess Diana3 , must now have their bags checked every time they enter the cafe and gift shop in measures introduced after the UK threat level was briefly raised to critical.
However, the recent changes concern the public areas of the building where an estimated 400,000 visitors flock every year.
The new measures come after the UK threat level temporarily increased (Image: Getty) Tourists must now have their bags checked every time they go into the cafe or gift shop (Image: Daily Mirror)
The palace is currently home to the exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story which is attracting high volumes of visitors as people remember the princess on the 20th anniversary of her death. It also hosts an exhibition on Queen Victoria and offers the chance to view Royal Collection artwork in The King s Gallery. A sign outside the cafe and shop now reads: Please wait here for mandatory bag searches and security checks.
Please note that bags will be searched upon every re-entry of the palace cafe.
A source said the measures were introduced in May after the threat level was briefly raised to critical following the Manchester bombing5 and remain in place despite the threat level since being lowered.
Princess Diana once called Kensington Palace her home (Image: PA) Kensington Palace is currently showing the exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story (Image: Getty)
It currently remains at the second highest level of severe meaning at attack is highly likely . It is not known if security surrounding the royals has also been stepped up as this information is never made public by royal officials or the MET Police. Bag searches are also in place at other sites managed by Historic Royal Palaces including the Tower of London.
A Historic Royal Palaces spokesperson said: The safety and security of our visitors is our highest priority.
We have a range of security measures in place across our sites, which are subject to constant review based on the information available to us.
We continue to review our existing security arrangements and, where appropriate, put in place additional measures.
Manchester’s Arndale Centre has been evacuated, with people seen running away screaming and witnesses saying a man was arrested by armed police.
“Security guards and police who were armed shouted at people to get away,” said Sky’s Mike McCarthy, at the scene. “At least 100 people came round the corner – many of them screaming and trying to get away.” Some people fell over in the rush to get away and police with sniffer dogs went inside the shopping centre, said McCarthy. Police said they do not think it was related to the incident at Manchester Arena and the centre has now reopened.
Image: Some people were in tears as the shopping centre was evacuated
The evacuation happened around 12 hours after a bomb attack killed 22 people at a concert at the arena.1 :: Live updates – Manchester attack2 Extra armed police are on UK streets after the attack, with a high state of alert seeing a suspicious item blown up in Manchester in the early hours.
Image: People leave the Arndale Centre after it was evacuated
A controlled explosion took place just after 1.30am in Cathedral Gardens, near the site of the attack, but it later turned out to be a pile of abandoned clothing.
:: Security services think they know who bomber is3 Another suspicious item sparked an evacuation of London’s Victoria coach station around 6.40am. Passengers were moved to the end of the street as the area was cordoned off and buses diverted . However, the alert was called off shortly after 8am.
Image: Cars arriving at Manchester United’s training ground were also searched
Manchester United players arriving at the team’s Carrington training ground have also had their cars searched. Security staff used mirrors to check underneath vehicles and opened up the boots. The team are getting set for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.
A “mix of armed and unarmed officers” were called up for the rush hour in London, with Met Police chief Cressida Dick saying they would “continue for as long as is needed”. Police Scotland said more armed officers would be at “transport hubs and crowded places”. Policing in crowded places is also being reviewed in the West Midlands, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. Extra armed officers were called up in London and other cities after the Westminster attack in March and the Berlin attack in December. The threat from international terrorism in the UK remains “severe” – as it has been since August 2014 – meaning an attack is highly likely.
- ^ bomb attack killed 22 people at a concert at the arena. (news.sky.com)
- ^ Live updates – Manchester attack (news.sky.com)
- ^ Security services think they know who bomber is (news.sky.com)
- ^ Manchester Arena witness: ‘It was absolute carnage’ (news.sky.com)