COVID-19 Update - Security an Essential Service
The New Zealand Government has recognised that SECURITY SERVICES are a designated essential service under the Public Safety and National Security sector and as such we will continue to provide security services to our clients during the Level 4 Alert.
The government has released a schedule of those businesses deemed to be essential services and including security services.
Whilst the guidelines are rather vague, our interpretation is that all workers who hold a current security licence (Certificate of Approval) will be covered under the essential service designation. This will therefore cover security guards, security technicians, security consultants, PI's and monitoring operators. We do not believe there will be any restrictions to the services being provided by those staff (for example technicians can still perform installs as well as servicing).
It should be current practice however we recommend that all staff carry/display their CoA's whilst on duty as evidence of their status as a licensed security employee should they be challenged by the public or authorities.
"Over the last five years IQ SECURITY team have worked hard with us to find solutions to problems rather than merely fixing symptoms. They are always available and willing to provide support and technical advice, whether on an existing site or a new build. They are constantly seeking out new and better ways to achieve our security goals, without compromising our operational needs. The IQ team have the highest levels of personal integrity, and professional execution in relation to any work carried out for us. I have no hesitation in recommending IQ SECURITY for any security needs you have, as they perform outstanding workmanship, combined with excellent follow up and preventative maintenance."
Campbell Gourlay, Loss Prevention Manager - Bunnings Ltd
“IQ Security provided Mercury very capable assistance with the choice and implementation of the Visitor Management System. Concurrent with the new fitout we were also implementing a new employee and contractor identification system. IQ Security’s people were available (often after hours) to resolve teething issues and accommodate requests. We have been provided with a quality new building that has the systems, processes and controls to allow us to adequately manage authorised entry and prevent unauthorised trespass..”
Duncan Annandale, Project Manager - MERCURY ENERGY
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