Health and Safety
Gallowglass Security has an exemplary health and safety record and we are committed to continuous health and safety improvements.
We have a dedicated Health and Safety manager, Petar Petrov, and our team ensures all your events are risk-assessed and the appropriate control measures are properly planned and executed, ensuring your event or security operation runs smoothly.
Health and Safety management at Gallowglass Security has been externally validated and approved by both SAFE Contractor (SAFE), Altius and the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
As a result of COVID-19 we have upped our efforts to ensure we provide the correct protective equipment to all our personnel. All personnel are provided with the correct and appropriate equipment for the job they are performing, in strict abidance, or in some cases beyond, the government guidelines.
We have built a training program for our staff, which includes an extensive CPD programme for all our employees. Alongside internal training run by members of our highly experienced management team, we have supported our staff to gain recognised NVQ level qualifications in areas such as leadership, traffic marshalling and banksman duties.
Head of Health of Safety
Prior to Joining Gallowglass, Petar graduated as a professional teacher from the University of Plovdiv in his native Bulgaria, qualifying him to teach at all levels. Upon securing his SIA license he was quickly entrusted to leadership roles in some of our most demanding sites. Simultaneously this practical on the ground experience gave rise to his interest in health and safety and its practical application. He rapidly acquired an enviable range of NEBOSH qualifications in addition to qualifying as BSI lead auditor for the prestigious ISO 45001 accreditation in Occupational Health and Safety management Systems.
In his current role as Head of Health and Safety, Petar enjoys a wide ranging brief that includes ensuring that all our contracts are carried out in accordance with health and safety laws, so as to mitigate operational risk for ourselves and for the benefit of our clients, as well as the training of our staff to ensure health and safety compliance.
Petar takes great pride in offering clients with health and safety advice, training employees and assisting annually in securing Gallowglass Security’s ISO9001, ISO14001, ACS accreditations as well as being primarily responsible for the ongoing compliance with CHAS, Altius and SAFE requirements.
His highly proactive approach and attention to detail was best exemplified at the height of the Covid crisis where he had a pivotal role in ensuring all Gallowglass Security staff, our clients and their stakeholders were kept safe and compliant with ours and the government’s COVID measures. Petar was instrumental in our work with the Mayor of London in helping to ensure that London’s homeless were able to be accommodated in London hotels safely, with the introduction of safe system of work measures while the pandemic was at a peak.
Petar said, “Health and Safety is hugely important to Gallowglass Security and our clients; therefore ensuring that we not only meet, but exceed the standards that govern the services we provide is vital to giving our client’s confidence. Looking after our client’s events, properties and ensuring all staff and stakeholders involved in our enforcement activities are undertaken safely, and within the law, is critical. As a result we undertake regular training of all our staff across our services and we work closely with you to mitigate against any potential health and safety incidents prior to any security service we undertake with you.”