Policies & Procedures

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StrongGuard Security UK LTD is fully committed to sustainable procurement and the fundamental importance of ethical sourcing. We have zero tolerance of modern slavery in all its forms in our own business and in our supply chain. This means not using forced or compulsory labour, and / or labour held under slavery or servitude.  StrongGuard Security UK LTD complies with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 in its entirety and will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

We are committed to:

  • Ensure that we and our suppliers comply with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Raising awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking by providing a copy of this policy to all employees and suppliers

We expects suppliers to:

  • Comply with the Modern Slavery Act
  • Support and respect the culture, social and political diversity of all societies and protect internationally proclaimed human rights
  • Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Declare themselves in favour of prohibiting all kinds of forced, bonded and involuntary prison labour
  • Employ no child labour, in line with minimum age laws within the countries that you operate
  • Ensure that there is a culture which allows reporting of unethical activity
  • Responsibility

The board of Directors of the Company has the overall responsibility for ensuring this policy and its implementation comply with our legal and ethical obligations.

  • Risk

In general, StrongGuard Security UK LTD considers its exposure to slavery and human trafficking to be relatively limited as all work is conducted in the United Kingdom with all Suppliers located within the United Kingdom. However, instances of slavery and human trafficking do occur within the United Kingdom and so the guidance and requirements below have been produced to help identify and/or avoid such practices within our business and our supply chain

  • Guidance & Requirements

In general, StrongGuard Security UK LTD considers its exposure to slavery and human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, the guidance below has been produced to help identify and/or avoid such practices both within our business and our supply chain.

Contract for employment – Check that all staff, including agency workers, have a written contract of employment and that they have not had to pay and direct or indirect fees to obtain work.

Right to work – Check that all staff, including agency and subcontract labour have the right to work in the UK. BS7858 refers

Wages –ensure that all wages go to workers. Avoid cash in hand and cheque arrangements. Be aware that workers may be forced into debt and have bank accounts controlled by exploiters.

Share occupancy – Make sure your workers know their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay and any other benefits they may be entitled to.

Assess quotes and fees – Be aware of quotations and fees from agencies offering or charging suspiciously low rates

Signs to spot potential victims – Check that workers are in possession of legal documents (passports, identification and their own bank account details) to ensure that they are not being held by someone else. Victims will often be forced to use false or forged identity documents.

Pay – Check that workers do not have their wages paid into the same account. This may be a sign of an illegal gang master collecting all their wages.

Transport – Are a group of workers dropped off or picked up at unusual times of the day, are they all taken to the same property.

Appearance – Does the person look malnourished, unkempt, or appear withdrawn? Are they suffering physical injuries? Do they have few personal possessions and often wear the same clothes?

Behaviour – Is the person withdrawn or appears frightened, unable to answer questions directed at them or speak for themselves and/or an accompanying third party speaks for them? If they do speak, are they inconsistent in the information they provide, including basic facts such as the address where they live? Do they appear under the control/influence of others and rarely interact with colleagues?

Medical Care – Does the person have old or serious untreated injuries? Have they delayed seeing a healthcare professional? Are they vague, reluctant or inconsistent in explaining how the injury occurred?

Fear of authorities – Is the person afraid of the authorities (police, immigration, the tax office)? Are they scared of removal or what might happen to their families?

Debt bondage – Does the victim perceive themselves to be in debt to someone else or in a situation of dependence?

  • Actions to Report Modern Slavery of Human Trafficking

StrongGuard Security UK LTD treat any suspicion of slavery or human trafficking within the business or our supply chain very seriously. Any concerns should be escalated to the board of Directors so that a full investigation can be conducted.

It is the company’s responsibility to ensure the well-being of all employees of SGS UK LTD upon their premises under the Health & Safety at work Act 1974.

Statement of Policy

It is the policy of the company that all operations are conducted to ensure that as far as possible the Health & Safety of their employees and all persons likely to be affected by their operations, including subcontractors and the public. This policy is the direct concern of the senior management and the Managing Directors are accountable for its overall implementation.

The Managing Director will apply this policy through the Company’s operations.

On each site/venue the supervisor in charge is required to ensure that all employees observe the Company’s safety procedures. It is the function of the Management to provide the right environment in which to work in reasonable safety.

However all employees have a legal duty not only in a safe manner but also to co-operate in efforts made to create and maintain a safe environment.

Policy Objective

To achieve the following:

  • To provide and maintain reasonably safe working conditions.
  • That the Company’s operations are conducted as to prevent any injury to persons and to avoid damage to property.
  • The observance that all staff receive adequate and appropriate training.
  • To insist that all staff observe safe working conditions.
  • The observance that all staff receive adequate and appropriate training.
  • To institute a proper reporting and investigation of incidents and damage with a view to achieving a reduction in accidents. Incident rates will be calculated by analyzing data.

We are committed to complying with all current relevant legislation regarding the Environment Safety and Industry Codes of Practices.

We recognise that good management includes all environmental matters and will ensure that environmental protection and the prevention of pollution are part of all decisions, policies and practices. The Company shall endeavour to work towards the following objectives:

  • This policy is available to all interested parties via the company web-site and on request.                      

We pledge to implement and operate the ISO-14001 Environmental Management System to further enhance environmental performance. Our main operational objectives and commitments are to:

  • Understanding each site’s legal obligations and ensuring compliance.
  • Design and implement environmental management systems to;
  • Enable the reduction, reuse and recycling of general waste and packaging materials.
  • To improve energy efficiency and reduce energy waste
  • We are committed to the prevention of pollution and take all measures to ensure the same.
  • We are committed to the process of continual improvement.
  • We are committed to meet or exceed relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other requirement 

This policy will be communicated to all parties interested in the performance of our environmental management system, including the public.

It is the policy of the Company to always meet or exceed agreed client requirements and to strive to enhance (increase) client satisfaction on an ongoing basis for all services provided. These services are referenced in our documented Business Management System (BMS) and by our Business Management System Approval to ISO 9001 2015.

Furthermore, it is the intention of our organisation to conform to all applicable elements of BS EN ISO 9001 2015.

Our documented system is therefore written to ensure that our personnel conform to these particular requirements, in addition to all other applicable Industry Codes of Practice and Legal, Statutory and Regulatory requirements appropriate to our range of services.

The Company’s Management Team is committed to this Policy and to the Continual Improvement of the effectiveness of our processes and the overall Business Management System. This commitment is demonstrated through the following ongoing activities:

  • Communicating to everyone in the Company the importance of meeting the agreed client as well as applicable statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Establishing and communicating this Policy Statement to all personnel and ensuring that it is understood;
  • Ensuring the Company Quality Objectives are established and are met;
  • Conducting management reviews to determine the effectiveness of our overall QMS and to identify improvements where necessary.