Staying safe and secure

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The security of our staff, equipment and property is of the utmost importance for all of us.  And we all have a role to play in keeping each other, our buildings, vehicles and equipment safe.

Please follow these simple steps when letting people into offices and stations and remain vigilant at all times:

  • Don’t let anyone tailgate you into a station or office building and don’t assume because they are in uniform and/or have a badge they are a legitimate member of staff
  • Don’t let anyone tailgate you into the car park
  • Always check who is following behind you and challenge – if safe to do so
  • Wear your ID in a prominent position
  • Ensure doors and windows are closed when you leave your station or office
  • Don’t prop front doors or any access doors open
  • Politely ask visitors why and who they are visiting, check with the relevant Trust department or manager, and ask them to show their company’s ID; please don’t leave them alone in any secure part of the building. 

If you do see anything suspicious, report it to your manager or EOC. If there’s an emergency, dial 999, or 101 if there’s no immediate threat.

If you spot any suspicious vehicles and/or people showing an unusual amount of interest in any Trust building, please take a photo on your phone if possible and safe to do so, or make a note with as much detail as possible, e.g. take a vehicle registration, make, model and colour, and note any distinguishable features of the driver. Inform someone as soon as possible, and report it on Datix so that all the relevant people are notified. It’s important that you trust your instincts – they are usually correct!

Robert Morton, Chief Executive said “in these uncertain times, it is critically important that we vigilant at all times for the safety and security of ourselves, our colleagues and those we serve”.

For security advice, please contact Anne Wright, our Local Security Management Specialist, by email at

Published 23rd February, 2017

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