GB Rail Freight were expanding Roberts Road Freight Depot from Network Rail. The site had been left vacant for some time and as a consequence had been completely stripped of cabling, and anything remotely valuable. Prior to official handover all infrastructure had been reinstated including all track, cabling and buildings. There was also a Diesel pump installed for fuelling locos which was initially our main priority. It was therefore extremely important that we provided a first class service once onsite
The depot is approximately 1km of uneven terrain end to end with openings at the Sheffield end to allow the locos onsite. The site was vulnerable to access from several points, with previous sightings suggesting offenders were walking across the main Doncaster – Sheffield lines to access site.
The Solution / Business Requirements
- Perimeter Protection
- Mobile Patrols
- Canine patrols
- Vacant Property Inspection
Where possible, perimeters were closed off and repaired and guards were instructed to conduct a large number of patrols throughout the 24 hours manning.
Due to problems experienced prior to GBRf receiving the site, which included a high incident rate of trespass, vandalism, and theft, it was deemed necessary to deploy 2 guards throughout the night. After careful consideration and as a result of a further incident, Black Diamond took the decision to replace the 2-night guards with 1 Canine Patrol.