Abiding by the law, complying with regulations and following the highest professional standards of working practice… and belonging to the accredited trade and professional bodies and associations who expect all this from their members, may sound dull and boring bureaucracy. It may also seem irrelevant to some in today’s entrepreneurial and fast moving business culture but, to many people, it’s what differentiates a first class, reliable, ethical and responsible organisation from the ‘cowboy’ operators, or ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ outfits who may seem like a cheap deal but who cut corners and aren’t concerned with important issues such as the health and safety of either their own staff or their clients’ staff and customers. This is particularly true when it comes to the management and security of vacant property.
Vacant property can often be a problem to manage and health and safety is a critical consideration when ensuring it is kept secure from unauthorised intruders, anti-social and criminal behaviour, especially since the property owner is legally liable for any mishaps that might befall trespassers as well as official visitors.
However, it’s not just about keeping people out; securing the outside of the property is just as important as the menace of fly-tipping is a growing scourge on our streets and industrial estates as well as in open countryside. The waste is often unsafe, containing needles or potentially harmful substances, and hazardous waste removal should be carried out under the strictly controlled Hazardous Waste Regulations, hence the need to hire established environmental cleaning companies.
Far better to secure your site in the first place to stop this unauthorised dumping; concrete blocks, steel barriers or bollards are easily installed.
Clearway takes pride in being fully accredited security specialists with the right solution for whatever needs arranging for their many and varied clients nationwide, and unlike many of their competitors, they are members of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). In fact, they are so highly thought of that one of their senior managers chairs the Vacant Property Section of the BSIA.
The BSIA campaigns on behalf of its members for better standards across the Industry and tighter regulations and laws to support their efforts to keep all of us safe.
In fact, take a look at their latest opinion piece in this month’s Fire and Security Matters http://www.fsmatters.com/fly-tipping-security-bsia. It reiterates everything we have commented on above about the importance of consulting the experts in vacant property services and letting them sort out your site security.