New City role for Axis

Following a competitive tender, Axis Security has been awarded a new contract with London-based property consultant Kinney Green to provide manned guarding services to its flagship property in the heart of The City – 5 Fleet Place.

Eight employees have been transferred to Axis employment via TUPE, including a receptionist, supervisor and six security officers. The security firm is also providing further officers to cover holidays and sickness.

Jerry Paddon, 5 Fleet Place Building Manager, Kinney Green, commented: “Our occupants expect a high level of professionalism from everyone they come into contact with, especially when their clients visit. As well as keeping the building secure, it is also essential that our team is welcoming, knowledgeable and professional at all times.”

Paddon, who was impressed with Axis Security’s commitment to employee welfare, added: “Having worked with what is an excellent security team for many years now, it is important for me to ensure they are well looked after by our security provider. Axis Security provides an excellent proposition with regard to employee welfare, benefits and training.”

Training provided by Axis Security includes: first aid, with defibrillator training, as part of a specific request by the building’s occupiers; World Host customer service training to ensure the very highest levels of customer service are maintained; and Project Argus strategic counter-terrorism courses.

Technology is another area where Axis Security has added value. A digital Daily Occurrence Book (DOB) and fast-field forms on iPads have been implemented to reduce paper usage and provide accurate, real-time documentation, while an automated parking system has helped to streamline parking in the busy site. TimeGate scheduling is also being utilised, providing the security supervisor with a simple method for organising holidays and shift patterns.