Team Fusion COVID-19 Methodology
Team Fusion Covid-19 Protocols for Residential and Close Protection Security Teams:
The COVID-19 pandemic has required adjustments to the Team Fusion standard operating procedures and protocols.
Now that Europe and other parts of the world are starting to 'unlock' the private security elements need to adjust again to ensure best practice and protect the client, staff and security operators.
Team Fusion has adopted the following overarching methodology to be configured to each site or team's individual protocols and operating procedures:
1. Protect - The protect strand comprises 2 elements:
a. Personal - use of mask and gloves where practical and appropriate.
b. General - social distancing aligned to the local regulations and virus threat level (e.g. UK threat level 3).
2. Monitor - In addition to municipal/regional tools (e.g. contact tracing, monitoring apps), access control of staff entering sites relies on temperature monitoring of individuals. Currently thermal camera screening is proving the most reliable and consistent.
TI cameras issued can be used either as a static (tripod) arrangement or mobile handheld:
- Static tripod arrangement is optimised for access control to private estates to test personnel whilst maintaining social distancing.
- Mobile thermal cameras allow close protection operators to function with their clients and test personnel when needed (spare battery recommended).
- Thermal Alert set to 38 degrees Celsius.
3. Test - For situational awareness, antibody testing will aid and give confidence to staff and family that they can access sites and places of work.
4. Assess – The assessment of the national, local and site occurrences will inform the client management to the individual threat of COVID-19 at their specific locations.
Security managers will need to dynamically assess the risk to the client, staff and security operators.
- National – Encourage staff and security operators to adapt regional apps and contact tracing protocols.
- Local – Security managers are encouraged to use their local authority networks to assess/understand local 'flare-ups'.
- Site – Logging of thermal access and anti-body testing required.
N.B. Noting that GDPR/Personal records regulation will differ on a nation-by-nation basis.