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Praise for security officers following Westminster terror attack

30 May 2017

Five security officers employed by Corps Security have been recognised for their actions during the immediate aftermath of the recent Westminster terrorist attack.

Contracted by the South Bank Employers' Group (SBEG), the company's staff were among the first to arrive at the scene.

They were involved with assisting the injured, cordoning off the area and liaising with the various emergency services.

The attack resulted in the deaths of four people and left more than 50 injured, with several of those in a serious condition.

SBEG contracted Corps Security in March 2016 to patrol the South Bank and work closely with Lambeth and Blackfriars police, with a view to improving the experiences of those who live, work and visit the South Bank area.

Security officers are trained in advanced interpersonal skills and adopting a non-confrontational approach with a view to managing anti-social behaviour while acting as ambassadors for the area.

A number of team members have targeted powers under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.

The Corps Security team on the day has been praised by Lambeth borough commander Richard Wood, which led to a special recognition award from the company for their actions on the day of the attack.

Corps Security chief executive Peter Webster said: "I'm incredibly proud of what our officers did on that horrific day in terms of putting the public first and helping the emergency services attend to casualties."

He further stated officers around the country would have reacted in a similar fashion, and the team's actions showed that security personnel deserve greater respect.

"They are often the unsung heroes in situations such as this and I believe that the professionalism of the security industry needs to be more widely acknowledged," said Mr Webster.

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