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4th December 2019 Issue no. 486
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Additional training for Magenta staff saving lives and businesses
Magenta Security's decision to give all front-line staff First Aid and fire safety training is already paying dividends to organisations and individuals across the country.
An observant security officer at one client site recently noticed a fire in an industrial incinerator. Having recently undergone fire safety training the officer contacted the emergency services before taking measures to reduce the impact of the blaze.
Following their arrival and several hours of effort putting out the fire, the lead member of the fire crew commented that the guard's swift action kept the fire under control and stopped it spreading to other parts of the premises, despite it destroying the incinerator.
In another incident a guard rushed to the aid of a member of the public who had collapsed outside a client's building. Their actions and first aid training helped save the individual's life according to paramedics attending the incident.
"Our guards are often the first point of contact in many stressful situations," comments Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security. "They need the right tool to make them effective at their job. Consequently, we go far beyond standard security training to ensure they all have first aid and fire safety qualifications. This allows them to respond swiftly and effectively to a number of challenging circumstances and support clients and members of the public in times of difficulty."
"Both guards described above have since been recognised by both the clients and senior management at Magenta for their outstanding work, quick thinking and bravery."
Magenta Security has its head office in Hounslow, with operations in Swindon, Birmingham, Manchester and Kent. As well as security officers, mobile patrols and electronic surveillance, partnerships with external suppliers, Magenta can provide a variety of additional services to clients including luxury car hire, cleaning and housekeeping. For more information about its services call 0845 500 0786 or visit www.magentasecurity.co.uk
10th January 2018