Cordant Services has been awarded ‘preferred supplier’ status following a competitive tender via Carillion Rail. This announcement further extends the long established relationship between Cordant Services and other parts of the Carillion Group.
Initially the new agreement will see Cordant provide bespoke security solutions across various Crossrail sites to ensure that all Carillion equipment is fully secured and monitored. This will involve the supply of manned guarding for various stations and implementation of security technology across these sites.
Existing Security staff based on Carillion Rail sites will be offered the opportunity to transfer to Cordant Security in line with TUPE Regulations 2006 legislation. Key objectives for the operation will be a total commitment to health and safety through the introduction of module online RoSPA training to be completed by all officers and supervisors; and the proactive management of fatigue through training, a reduction in working hours and the introduction of additional technology. To ensure all officers are proactively managed, there will regular planned and unplanned site visits and penetration tests with audits carried out specific to the needs of the site.
Mike McCann at Carillion Rail said: “The Crossrail project is one of the most important upgrades to the UK’s rail infrastructure. As the principal contractor we are responsible for the high value core supplies being moved through the various sites with a large number of contractors on location delivering the service. This means that the need for a security partner is key for both the protection and welfare of the contractors, and the protection and access management of the core supplies. Cordant Security ticked every box for us and we are extremely confident in the success of this partnership.”
Paul Smith, Director at Cordant Technology said: “We have an unrivalled capability to deliver a consistent service across all of these sites, utilising our expertise to deliver continuous improvement, all centrally managed through our experienced management team. In short, Cordant will deliver a best in class security solution for Carillion Rail with a combination of people and technology designed to reduce theft and ensure that all Crossrail assets are fully secured.”