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Schools, nurseries, colleges, and universities face a great number of external and internal threats, which can be a worry for not only those on-site but for parents, families, and the wider community. Whether it be the threat of intrusion, violence, or the potential to bring illegal substances or other banned items on-site, to name a few examples, it is certain that without a well-coordinated school security officer there will always be the potential for harm to come to some of society’s most vulnerable people.

It is, therefore, becoming increasingly common that educational establishments seek help in the form of professional school security services when protecting their site and, most importantly, safeguarding the young people who visit it daily.

1st Class Protection have been providing educational security such as a school and university security officer in this area since 2014: our confidence and experience in school security is what sets us apart and why any educational establishment should feel wholly reassured when working with us.

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Highly Trained School Security Officers

When ensuring education security in schools, colleges and universities, there are several important criteria that our school security guards must meet.

All our school security guards, many of whom have worked in the Armed Forces, are thoroughly vetted, and screened according to British Standards, including Enhanced DBS checks. Before being assigned as a school security officer, they also undergo rigorous in-house training to ensure that they have an in-depth understanding of the likely threats they will face and that they know how to respond accordingly.

It is also important that school security guards are personable, approachable, and willing to integrate into the life of the school or college, especially if they are working with young children. We take care to assign guards based on personality as much as experience in such cases and our guards consequently become a valued member of the client’s team as well as our own.

How Do We Ensure Quality School, College and University Security Officers?

Our school security officers are trained to carry out any or all the following to ensure we provide the highest standards expected of school security services:
•    Reception duties (including employee and visitor screening)
•    Customer services
•    Package screening (x-ray scans)
•    Maintaining visitors and suppliers’ log
•    Manned guarding
•    Quickly and effectively managing suspicious activities around the perimeter
•    Entry and access control
•    Parking management and enforcement
•    Inner and outer perimeter patrols
•    Conducting fire alarm and evacuation tests
•    Responding and managing emergency situations – evacuation, invacuation, etc.
•    Post and delivery management, including identifying suspicious packages without X-ray scanners
•    Search procedures (if required) – human, bag, vehicle, etc.
•    Incident reporting and writing
•    First Aid

School Security Officers & Services Tailored to You

Once an enquiry is received regarding school, college, or university security officers, we immediately conduct a preliminary on-site risk analysis to assess the location’s current level of education security and any possible threats. Thereafter, we consult with you to design a personalised school, university or college security solution tailored to your budget that will instantly enhance the safety of everyone on site.

As the police do not have the manpower to always ensure the safety of all students adequately in schools and colleges, it is of increasing importance that alternative school security solutions are found so that students can learn in a secure and safe environment. 1st Class Protection officers have the technical, theoretical, and practical experience to ensure the safety of all students, staff, and visitors on-site with premium school security.

If you would like to learn more about how 1st Class Protection can improve your approach to education security in your school, college, or university, give us a call today and we will be happy to discuss a solution that would work best for you, as well as provide you with a complimentary quotation.


Security in Schools FAQs

Is it Important to Have Education Security Protocols at my School?

We are aware of the growing importance to keep schools, colleges and universities secure as much as any other public or private space. As an educational establishment can host hundreds of pupils and staff every day, it makes sense to have school security protocols in place and having a physical presence in the form of security guards is the single-most effective means of achieving this, acting as a deterrent to any potential threats. We understand that schools should be a positive, welcoming environment. We can help determine the best school, college or university security officer and methods that work for your establishment’s need; this may depend on the age of the children, whether it is a faith school, whether it is a special needs school or even a PRU.

What Other Services do you provide with School, University and College Security?

We are leaders in providing bespoke security solutions for not just schools, colleges, and universities, but also corporate, residential and healthcare environments to name a few. Our wide-ranging experience provides us with the perfect insight into different sectors and the different requirements needed, whilst offering comprehensive security services. We also provide additional services including caretaking and cleaning if you require, so please do get in touch if you’re interested in creating a solution with us that includes this.

How Can I Be Sure that the Guards you Provide for Security in Schools Are the Right Fit?

When creating security solutions for clients within education, we are confident in providing different techniques and approaches to security that are the right fit for them. When it comes to school security guards, we ensure that the right personnel are chosen for your environment. As standard, due to the rigorous recruitment, screening and training we do to ensure we only employ security personnel that meet our high standards, as well as enhanced DBS checks, they are all Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved. Any of our security personnel will provide the right fit for your needs, but we will work alongside you based on the recommendations you provide during consultation. 

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