Community Safety Accreditation Schemes (CSAS) are a means by which the Chief Constable of a police force in the U.K. may grant a range of police powers to employees of non-police organisations who contribute towards community safety.
SFM were one of the first companies to be accredited within the London and Surrey areas and up until recently the only company to cover the entire Metropolitan Police Service area. Now also accredited in the Thames Valley and Essex.
Our CSAS Accreditation means that our Traffic Stewards legally have the powers to control traffic and to request names and addresses for road traffic offences. This is invaluable for staff working on road closures within an event area. It is also a requirement for some situations in which traffic needs to be stopped or manually re-directed.
Our CSAS personnel wear a distinctive hi-viz attire and their CSAS accreditation at all times.
To allow SFM to have CSAS accredited traffic personnel we need to be checked and cleared by the NPCC - National Police Chief Council. We have just renewed our clearance and have now been accredited since 2011.
Here we are safely out the other side of one of the most difficult, intense, tiring, amazing, world class events.
Year three saw the most cohesive ECR /ELT yet with everyone pulling together to deliver our joint roles. The Event Director thinks we were ‘World Class’ and lots of compliments in the way we did business has come in from wider quarters.
You all did your bit to an extremely high standard often in difficult or emotional times. Thank you all. I know it is a big ask but we appreciate all your support and commitment.
A sincere thank you from Kevin and I for all the good work.
Prudential RideLondon Safety Manager