People working in Arlington Square Business Park in Bracknell are being reminded about the importance of maintaining personal safety as they travel to and from work during darker nights, thanks to an initiative by local security provider Ward Security to assist businesses on its own doorstep.
Ahead of the clocks going back this year, on Thursday 24th October Ward Security will hand-out free torches to workers based at the business park as well as personal safety tip sheets to provide general reassurance to those making their way to and from the office as the days draw in. A representative of the Neighbourhood Police Team for Bracknell will also attend the giveaway to demonstrate Thames Valley Police’s support for the initiative.
Rachael Bannister, Associate Director Operations at Ward Security, commented: “As security experts, we want to do all that we can to demonstrate our commitment to providing safe and secure working environments by helping our own neighbours keep safe and well.
“Anxieties, especially about personal security, can be exacerbated during the lengthening nights of autumn and winter. We hope the free torches and our advice sheets will go some way to reassuring workers that ArlingtonSquareBusinessPark is a safe place to work.”
Sergeant Lorna Rivett of Thames Valley Police commented: “Getting around in the dark can cause some people to feel anguish and a heightened sense of vulnerability. It is great to see a local company like Ward Security take proactive measures to help alleviate that anxiety by providing free torches and promote awareness of the simple, practical steps that people can take to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime.”
The torch give-away follows on from a number of initiatives created by Ward Security to ramp up security at its office locations across England. Last year, the firm launched a free Park Watch scheme near its Kent offices, which provides the commercial property equivalent of Neighbourhood Watch with participating tenants sharing information about safety and security.