Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Why, oh why......

Rioting, looting, will that ever solve anything? Worrying times. This advice was sent to us by one of the small business organisations today - how sad that this is necessary.

Police Advice
Obviously we are hoping the riots that have taken place in London and elsewhere, are not replicated within our area. However, to be prepared, the following Police advice has been issued.
  1. Ensure staff report any suspicious activity to security officials and the police
  2. Consider regular checks of the building and surrounding areas. Identify any areas that are vulnerable and remove loose objects that could be used as missiles
  3. Make sure all service doors are kept locked and secure when not in use
  4. Ensure your CCTV system is fully operational
  5. Consider removing high value goods from display windows overnight
  6. Keep as little cash as possible in the building overnight
  7. Where possible retail premises should be suitably staffed with security guards
  8. Landlords need to ensure that residents living above commercial premises are aware of risks and ensure that all fire alarms, smoke alarms and fire escapes are fully functional
  9. Does your alarm company have the latest key holder information? If not call them now
  10. Does your business have an emergency business plan?
    Keep safe everyone, common sense has to prevail eventually doesn't it?


Picto said...

It seems that 'common' sense is not so common any more.
I follow your sentiment

"Keep safe everyone"

Jan x

Rachael said...

21st Century living is not so much fun. There's too many people in the UK, too little space, too much alcohol available for too many hours a day. Too much advertising telling us we all should have brand new, bright and shiny this that or the other. People don't care about one another any more. Old people go neglected, young children are spoilt and not given any skills for life; just inanimate objects.
I don't want to hear on the news any more that there are X number of 16 year olds leaving school who cannot read or write; that's their fault. We (the taxpayer) provide schools, teachers, up to date equipment and all the kids do is mess around, abuse the teachers and each other and then wonder why they learnt nothing. Most young people can hardly string a sentence together verbally these days yet alone write one! I could go on...but I know I shouldn't.
The riots have been down to pure self indulgence. Nothing more.

The Seat Bottomer said...

Oh Rachael I so wish I could disagree with you, but I can't. I'm unfortunately old enough to remember the "yuppy" 80's, "loadsamoney" times. Yet here we are again, bombarded with "selly telly", (as I call it) to the point of distraction.

Respect for others, discipline and common sense are absent - completely gone missing as Jan said. In part we have created a self indulgent society where some think that all you need are wadges of dosh and blingy possessions to be happy and successful. How wrong they are.

Oh that they could walk in my shoes for a few days, at the moment we are selling all of mother in law's possessions to keep her in a dementia care home - this will be the third time we have had to look after a family member. In 1987 we went to the funerals of 8 very close relatives and friends, I wasn't much more than a kid then really. Strange how your values change about owning stuff when things like that happen.