NOSA Safety and Security Manager of The Year Award

October 2011 News

Servest security manager, Arveen Rambhuron, was awarded the local NOSA Safety and Security Manager of The Year Award 2010 at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban on 14 July 2011. He has also been awarded the international NOSA Safety and Security Manager of The Year Award 2010, which he received at the Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensburg on 25 August 2011.

Rambhuron says he joined Servest Security (then Gremick) in May 2009 at a time when the security department at the Tongaat Hulett Sugar, Darnall Mill Site was in a chaotic state and on the verge of the contract being terminated.

“I took about a week to plan my strategies to try and change a negative and near hopeless situation to a positive and confident one. Also this was my first time to be working on a NOSA Contractor System in terms of compliance.”

Through determination, diligence and hard work, which he had developed throughout his career in the law enforcement sector, he managed to slowly turn the mindset of his staff around and make the project a success.

He says, “On 19 March 2010 I had been audited for compliance and obtained an overall effort score of 87,9% which was 0,9% up from the 2009 audit score of my predecessor. On 11 March 2011 I was audited again, being a yearly compliance audit, and this time received an effort score of 96%.”

The following activities are conducted by Servest Security on site:

* Access and egress control of vehicles and personnel.

* Alcohol testing.

* Factory patrols.

* CCTV monitoring.

* Alarm monitoring.

* Radio communications>

* Searches of employees and other personnel entering and leaving the site.

* The reporting of incidents that occur on site.

I always encourage my staff to be focused in what we are mandated to do and not to deviate from the policies and standards that formed the basis of our task, such as the protection of personnel, property and information, as well as detection and prevention of crime.

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