“In this time of the unknown, we’re making the investment in hardware technology so businesses don’t have to – offering them a chance to get back to growth faster”
Restrata CEO sets out a 7-Step Plan for ensuring a Covid-safe return to work
After a year that many would like to forget, and coming just over two weeks before Christmas, the past few weeks has seen a surge in good news from a British perspective. With the news emerging from the UK Government that Britain had become the first country to formally approve the rollout of the Prizer and BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine followed by a swift roll out. The signs and the green shoots of optimism for the world to return to a sense of normalcy are starting to appear, and with that news comes a sense of optimism. A sense of optimism that will be welcomed by the business sector that has, for so long, and powered by its entrepreneurial, solution-led instincts, had to work within extreme limitations and ride out this global pandemic.
If I were to have told you nine months ago that Restrata, the British Safety and Security company that I’m proud to lead, would be operating as one of the global pioneers in helping bring back live sport for fans in stadia, you would have been justified in displaying a look of surprise, bewilderment even. For it was no longer than that - nine months ago - that this firm was known primarily, if not exclusively, as a safety and security technology firm serving the energy and critical infrastructure sector.
In a world of growing population, new fast growing and emerging economies developing modern safe and secure means of transporting people and goods has never been more vital to continuing to bring economic and social benefits to societies across the globe.
When a company decides to start the journey of selecting and implementing a telematics solution, there are usually two key aims behind this decision; firstly, to improve safety and minimize incidents, and secondly to lower costs and save money by creating efficiencies within the organization.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will begin this month, and up to 1 million fans are expected to descend on the stadia of host nation Russia. The safety and security of stadiums and crowded spaces will be a top priority for organisers, with the lingering memories of incidents that have taken place around the globe over the last few years driving the host nation to rise to the challenge.
On the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack carried out against the people of Manchester, we look back and remember the victims and their families, and we assess the response. As we mourn what was lost, we must also look to what we can learn from this tragedy, and what steps can be taken towards the end goal of making our cities, and our people, safer. Now that post-incident investigations have released their findings we can see the professional assessment of what went wrong, how effective the response was, and what more we can do in the service of saving lives and protecting the innocent.
Often as security professionals, we can get caught up in addressing the design challenge presented to us, and we don’t consider the growth and change of both security system design, and the broader environment in which it resides. When examining the application of security treatments as part of the design and construction of a new building, or the retrofitting of an existing facility, there is a tendency focus on the problems in front of us, and we may not consider those that may occur down the line.
There’s no doubt technology has changed the way we live, disrupting everything from how we dine and shop to how we work and travel. While most industries have been forced to adapt, some have managed to continue on with business as usual while technology alters everything around them.