Firstly Happy New Year and we wish you and your families all the best for 2021
With the start of a new year, it provides us the ability to reset and focus on the challenges ahead. There are many objectives for 2021, these include further investment into training and developing further online resources to help with career path goals, a review of our SmartTask system to enable all stakeholders to have access to information about their working patterns, place of work, and safety information, we also intend to review our uniform, to ensure it still provides, the correct “First impression” and finally, for now, the further development of the Centralus Consortio Staff benefits platform, information on this can be found further down in the newsletter.
Please remember to work and stay safe.
November 2020 Nominations:
Officer Clarence Mair nomination by Operations Manager P Nicholson: Whilst on duty Officer Mair was called upon to deal with a self-harm incident. Officer Mair responded quickly and relied on his many years of experience and training to deal with the incident in a urgent and professional manner, preventing further injuries and immediate escalation to the emergency services. Officer Mair continued to provide first aid and reassurance until the paramedics arrived on site and took over control of the incident. Officer Mair was steadfast in his approach and there is no doubt the situation could have been a lot worse without his involvement. Well done Clarence, great work and thank you for your support.
Officer Yussuf Nur nominated by Operations Manager P Nicholson: Whilst on shift Officer Nur found a gate that had been left insecure and unserviceable. Officer Nur contacted the engineer on call who advised him to leave the gates open. Officer Nur identified the risks in following this instruction and escalated the issue to the site Management Team. Site Team responded, attended site and helped Officer Nur secure the premises. Officer Nur was right to escalate further, having the morale courage to challenge an instruction he knew to be wrong and knew would leave site vulnerable. A fundamental part of a Security Officer role is to ensure protection of assets on site and Officer Nur ensured Consortio Security delivered on this. Thank you Yussuf and thank you for your continued service and support.
December 2020 Nominations: None
Both Clarence and Yussuf will receive a compliment letter from COO Nathan Potter, a special certificate and also a shopping voucher. Congratulations!
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Equality and Diversity
We have recently seen cases of racial discrimination across the media, which prompted the Black Lives Matter protests. We have also had a recent case where an individual decided it was ok to use inappropriate comments, within the workplace.
It thought it an appropriate time to highlight our stance and re-enforce our position as an Equal Opportunities employer.
So what is Equality and Diversity? Equality and diversity in the workplace, means a lot of things. Its’s about respecting our staff for their individual age, gender, race cultural background, career experience, skills, beliefs (religious and philosophical). Sexual orientation and more. Some people think that diversity is about ticking boxes and nothing more. Let me tell you, it’s a lot more than that.
The Equality Act 2010, protects people from discrimination related to any protected characteristics, of which there are nine:
Marriage and Civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion and belief
We recruit people from all kinds of backgrounds and in turn this widens the range of thinking across the Company. When we bring together a group of people, we stimulate their creativity by allowing them to bring with them their own unique ideas. This helps us to retain our staff, flourish as an employer and keep pace with our competitors. Research has pointed out that by creating a Company culture where staff are inspired ad encouraged to express their own unique thoughts and ideas, it allows the Company to have a unique and diverse workforce. Having such a workforce, helps to us to better understand our customers’ needs and expectations. Having such a diverse workplace also allows us to breakdown language barriers. By recruiting across all ethnic backgrounds, we are able to provide our clients with a larger talent pool to use across their sites.
Please be aware that we have robust policies and procedures in place to ensure appropriate action is taken against those who do not wish to embrace Quality and Diversity. We will not allow anyone to suffer due to their individual, unique, characteristics.
We have e-learning courses to help understand what is right and what wrong, and what you should do and what you shouldn’t do. In you haven’t completed the course, and would like to enrolled on it, then please contact me and I will arrange this. We are also in the process of putting together external training to cover this important subject. Further details will be sent out once we have them.
Finally, should anyone have any concerns, around Equality and Diversity, please do not hesitate to contact me, either on my mobile, 07771532904 or via email, M.Stone@Consortiosecurity.com
Head of HR
Children Football Team Sponsorship
Consortio Security is proud of becoming the sponsor for Shardlow FC Under 6 Wolverines football team. Hopefully they will be able to re-start their training sessions soon and play the match. Keep an eye for updates.
Company Feedback Competition results
Thank you to all who took part in our feedback competition. The draw took place on 6th of January 2021 and the following names were picked:
Each winner will receive a £50 Shopping Voucher of their choice. Congratulations!
SIA ACS Update
Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information & advice.
Please stay up to date with all latest guidance and advice via the below mediums.
Taking into account the Governments latest advice, we are in a position to now share with all our stakeholders our new COVID 19 Health and Safety Risk Assessment and our Controlling the Risks of Infectious Diseases in the Workplace.
Further to this, we have included a couple of the Government’s working safely documents, that we thought relative to this months newsletter and COVID 19 update.
COVID 19 Advice from HR
The following advice has been taken from the Gov.UK website.
It is there as a reminder of what to look for an what to do.
Symptoms of coronavirus
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.
What to do if you have symptoms
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. This can be done via the NHS 111 online Coronavirus service.
You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
We are seeing instances where employees are turning up for work if a partner has shown symptoms, or is awaiting a test result. It is important that you do not attend work until a negative test result has been received. Further guidance can be obtained from your Operations Manager or me.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Head of HR
COVID 19 Employee Safety “COVigilance” App
Consortio Security’s response to COVID19 is not just risk management but risk protection.
Working in partnership with Blythin & Brown, we are looking to introduce there Employee Safety “COVigilance” app for all staff.
We are asking you to log in to an app on yours or the site phone and answer the following quick wellbeing and Safety questions:-
1. Have you washed your hands upon entry to the premises
2. Do you feel well today
3. Do you require PPE for your role
4. Have you been provided with the correct PPE
5. Are you maintaining the correct distance from your colleagues in relation to your job
6. Are you responsible for cleaning your workspace
7. Are you happy with your working arrangements and able to start work
We are taking every employees wellbeing and safety seriously, so depending on the answers, some response will result in the senior management team being alert, so actions can be taken to mitigate any concerns.
If you’d like to learn more then please visit Blythin and Brown or call our broker on 01509622220.
Consortio Security – E learning Suite
The NEW 2020 Consortio Security Employee Welcome and Induction is now live with all current
and new employees being enrolled over the next 2 weeks. The new package is designed to
guide and support all employees through their career with Consortio Security.
Look out for enrollment details in your inbox.
Further bitesize learning will be released throughout October, November and December
Consortio Security has an extensive library of E-Learning courses that staff can use to further their professional development. When you joined the Company details of your registration should have been sent to you.
E Learning courses range from
COSHH in the Workplace
Introduction to Health & Safety
Customer Service Level 2
Fire Warden Level 2
Safeguarding and Wellness Training
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Working at Heights
Accident & Investigation
Counter Terrorism Awareness
If you require any further information please Click Here
Off job training course range from
- First Aid 1 & 3 Day
- Risk Assessments
- SIA Security Guarding
- SIA Door Supervisor
- SIA CCTV Operative
- Conflict Resolution
- IOSH ( via business partner)
The above courses are delivered by our Head of Training, unless otherwise specified. If you
require any further information then please contact email@example.com
Our company policies can be found in our website under Policies section. You can view the latest version by clicking here
Update on Health and Safety Policy
Please find attached, Consortio Security’s updated Health & Safety Policy Statement. A copy of this and our SHEQ Targets and Objectives can also be viewed on the accreditations page of the Consortio Security website.
If you have any questions on this or any Health and Safety matters, you can direct them to your Workers Representative Karolina Dubiniec via her mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
All urgent matters will be escalated immediately.
Please contact Christine Frost – Payroll Manager directly if you have any queries related to your payslip. Email at email@example.com or call 08700123999 option 6. Do not call Centralus, as they are just the on-line platform that we save your payslips on, they have no knowledge regarding your hours, holidays or wages.
YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER TO CENTRALUS IN ORDER TO ACCESS YOUR PAYSLIPS ONLINE
If you haven’t registered yet, please go to
and activate your account. Should you experience any issues with registering or logging into your account please contact Centralus. Click here for more details.
To provide all stakeholders with a greater understanding of Consortio Security employee payment cycle for the forthcoming tax year, we have provided a schedule below with further guidance that will hopefully assist, going forward.
Contractually, officer wages need to be in their accounts by CLOSE OF BUSINESS on 15th of each month. Where the 15th of the month falls on a weekend we will ensure that funds are available on the last working day before 15th – again by close of business.
15th January 2021
15th February 2021
15th March 2021
15th April 2021
14th May 2021
15th June 2021
15th July 2021
13th August 2021
15th September 2021
15th October 2021
15th November 2021
15th December 2021
For all pension queries please contact Mr Martin Bonnar – Pensions Manager at Centralus on 07864 651 448 or 0800 211 8109 alternatively email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
On or just before your 1st payday, please register on www.consortiosecurity.ibenefit.uk.com to view all your payslips and pension contributions.
Message from HR
We are being made of changes in individuals’ personal circumstances, after the event.
As an employer we pride ourselves on the assistance and help we can afford to our employees but this is very difficult to do if we are not aware of the problem. If there is a change in your circumstances, that you feel the Company may need to be made aware of, then please either call our Head of Human Resources, Mick Stone, on 07771 532904 or email him at M.Stone@Consortiosecurity.com
If we are informed about issues, then we can put things in place or offer reasonable adjustments to help as much as we can.
As you are aware, we are currently going through unprecedented times, with travel restrictions changing on a daily basis. If you are applying for holiday in future and are planning on travelling abroad, can you please, when submitting the holiday application, make your Operations Manager aware of where you are travelling to.
Your help is this matter is greatly appreciated.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Head of HR
Consortio Security Vacancies
Take a look at the latest vacancies we have to offer by clicking on the link below.
If you know anyone who may be interested in a job, please let them know and ask them to apply through Indeed or email their CV to HR Department
The number for the Whistleblowing Hotline has changed to 07891 444888.
The purpose of the hotline is to provide a safe and confidential way for employees and other stakeholders to make reports about serious concerns they may have about wrong doing in the workplace. It ensures that reported concerns are passed directly and unedited to nominated managers. You can either call the hotline number or send a text message to raise any concerns.
Should anyone require any further clarification then please contact me, Mr Mick Stone, Head of Human Resources either via email M.Stone@Consortiosecurity.com .
Staff Sales Incentive
Know anyone that needs security? Refer a potential business lead to Business Development team and you could be rewarded. Any applicable leads should be forwarded to Jeremy Pye and will be subsequently pursued by the Business Development team. In the event that Consortio Security are awarded the contract, the member of staff that originally provided the lead will receive £250 gross bonus within their monthly wages.
Please forward any opportunities to email@example.com
SHEQ – Safety, Health, Environment and Quality
Health & Safety – Safety Stats
Consortio Security takes the safety of its employees and stakeholders very seriously, we report and document all accidents and incidents in line with legislation and best practice.
The company is fully committed to protecting the safety and occupational health of individuals, guaranteeing industrial safety, ensuring security, managing major risks and preserving the environment. To that end, we actively promote a culture across the company, that encompasses the staff.
Please click on below links to view our Environmental Assessments
Health & Safety – Workers Representative
Please be informed that our H&S Workers Representative Sharni Penny has left the business recently. We are working on nominating a new person for this post and this will be announced in near future. In the meantime please contact Control Centre with any Health and Safety concerns, issues and/or suggestions. Thank you.
Health & Safety – Near Miss Reporting
In keeping with our continual promotion of Health & Safety, this month we’re again reminding everyone about the importance of near miss reporting.
It is important to communicate not only our strengths, but also any perceived weaknesses on our client assignments.
Each site already has specially printed report cards to encourage easy reporting of near misses, to help achieve our goal of being totally incident and injury free. However, please feel free to report near misses in any way you can – verbal or email reports to your Operations Manager or our Control Centre are perfectly acceptable.
It’s important that you understand the following:
- We will support any employee reporting a near miss; if a task is stopped for a safety reason, we will back the employee.
- We will listen and act; any safety concern that is reported will be addressed promptly.
- We will not point the finger; if there is an injury, we will conduct an incident investigation in such a way that no-one is blamed. We need to learn so that we can prevent future injuries.
- We will allow time to do jobs safely; we will remove any barriers to employees being successful in safety.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
To All Consortio Security Employees,
It is important that you follow the company’s social media channels. Our social media platforms are regularly updated with news regarding the business and the industries we operate in.
The most powerful ambassadors for our brand are our employees.
If you have any pictures/posts/charity fundraiser you think will be good to post on our social media channels, send them into firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the links which will take you too our Facebook and LinkedIn page and give us a follow.