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Security Officer Appreciation Week – #ThankYourSecurityOfficer

Security Officer Appreciation Week – #ThankYourSecurityOfficer
15 September 2020
 

A security services provider is hosting a series of thank-you visits to their colleagues to mark Security Officer Appreciation Week.

Corps Security, a security services provider of over 160 years, is also hosting Thank Your Security Officer Day on Thursday 17 September, to give thanks to its dedicated security team.

Security Officer Appreciation Week takes place from the 13-19 September. The international week of recognition provides a great opportunity to acknowledge and thank the important security staff that keep us, the workplaces and buildings we occupy safe and secure.

 

“The government’s decision to classify SIA licence-holding security professionals as critical workers has meant that in a number of cases they were the last people standing in many buildings – closing down facilities, supporting skeleton staff, getting premises ready for reopening and generally supporting people as they navigate the new workplace normal."

–Paul Lotter

Managing Director, Corps Security

 

Recognising Dedication and Bravery

 

Working in partnership with a range of clients, the management team at Corps Security will be visiting sites this week to thank their security colleagues in person as well as sharing stories across several social media platforms to acknowledge those who go above and beyond, delivering an unprecedented level of service.

Paul Lotter, Managing Director for Corps Security commented: “The past six months have been particularly challenging, as our security colleagues have been on the front-line of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The government’s decision to classify SIA licence-holding security professionals as critical workers has meant that in a number of cases they were the last people standing in many buildings – closing down facilities, supporting skeleton staff, getting premises ready for reopening and generally supporting people as they navigate the new workplace normal. This is an opportunity for us to recognise their dedication and thank them for their service.”

 

Male Security Guards Had One Of Highest COVID-19 Death Rates

 

Security Officer Appreciation Week is particularly pertinent in light of the frontline role security personnel have taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in May, the Office for National Statistics published the latest figures regarding COVID-19 death by occupation, revealing a high death rate in the security sector.

Corps Security commissioned a report in reaction to this news, with an aim to providing a better understanding of why security officers were so badly affected by the coronavirus. Key insights included the close proximity and frequent interactions with others, the risk of encountering conflict and security roles being located in heavily populated major cities. 

You can learn more about the research here

Picture: A photograph of a security operative speaking on a radio device

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 September 2020

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