Rail Sector Security

Controlled Rail Solutions Limited is the specialist arm of the group that is able to provide an integrated security service approach to the rail industry covering a combination of technology-led solutions, or providing guarding personnel, all of whom are SIA licenced and trained. The company have a large, active and mobile personnel database, which is flexible and supported by a very experienced executive management team with extensive security knowledge gained in the industry and in earlier careers in the military special services/police, with command experience.

The company is proud to hold the RISQS accreditation for rail sector security in the following codes:

CCTV Examination
CCTV DOO Systems
CCTV Surveillance Systems
Platform Safety Mirrors

Manned Guarding
This is the generic term used to cover the use of static patrolling security; alarm mobile response; key holding services; concierge/reception duties; site entrances – access/egress/control; Dog/handler patrolling. Security personnel will hold an SIA licence and where necessary be PTS trained and receive any additional training (e.g. First Aid) to meet a specific need contained in an assignment instruction.

CSG also operate a specialist Close Protection team for special overt operations and situations involving VIP scenarios. Furthermore, it has a capability to draw on experienced investigators within the organisation, should a client seek support to undertake private internal investigations.

Technology-led solutions

All CSG assingments have the capability to utilise the latest technological developments aimed at preventing or detecting criminal activity. This can range from:-

– Fully mobile IP CCTV systems (with real-time access and intruder activation)

– Perimeter detection systems

– Remote monitoring

– Covert surveillance equipment

– Personal body cameras

– Access control

– Intruder/Fire Alarms

– Barriers, Gates, Turnstiles and Automated Bollards

– Gates/Railings

– Public Address systems

– Regular maintenance

Case Study

Between the year 2000 and 2006, the executive management gained invaluable experience in this sector, overseeing the security provision of a special rail project called 'The South Manchester Alliance'; a Network Rail contract undertaken by a joint-venture between AMEC and S.P.I.E. Systems, operated between Stockport and Crewe on the London Midland line. Security officers, and CCTV systems, were deployed at ten locations near to the track, while the signalling system was being upgraded to a fibre-optic signalling system to accomodate the then-new Virgin Pendolino rolling stock. The security team were responsible for the access and egress to all sites, monitoring the CCTV systems; in addition, a concierge role was undertaken at the Chelford temporary head office, including the management of the client's electronic access/swipe management system, which disclosed the movements of all senior rail personnel.

Throughout the project, the executive management were subject to regular health, safety and quality audits to ensure compliance to all statutory and contractual requirements, and throughout received an award of excellence and recognised ackowledgements that the management was robust and effective in the delivery of the security provision.

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