Securitas appoints Vince Bell as Fire & Safety Service Delivery Manager
15 March 2018
Securitas, leading provider of protective security services, has appointed Vince Bell as Fire & Safety Service Delivery Manager. Covering the South of the UK, Vince joins Securitas after 32 years of service with London Fire Brigade.
During the course of his successful career in the Fire Service, Vince has undertaken a number of diverse roles. The first of such roles focused on the development, testing and delivery of tactical plans for COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) sites, for operational and strategic management teams.
Vince was also instrumental in the design and development of bespoke Health & Safety assurance audits on transport and infrastructure projects worth billions. This included the Thames Tideway; the 16-mile tunnel running under the tidal section of the River Thames through Central London, to Crossrail; the new railway line for London and South East, due to open in 2018.
Event operations formed a significant part of Vince’s remit during his time with London Fire Brigade - including development of plans for major London-based events, which involved close collaboration with the Police Gold Commanders. This collaboration enabled the safe and effective running of events such as the London Marathon and Notting Hill Carnival.
Vince also handled the enhancement and upgrade of salvage plans for historic royal palaces and Embassy buildings in London. In addition, the ability to respond to spontaneous events, from a strategic and operational perspective, saw Vince work closely with the Metropolitan Police Service – in particular events with a counter-terrorism focus.
Paul Rankin, Director of Fire & Safety Services at Securitas UK commented: “In his new role, Vince will provide fire expertise, training and support to existing local and national Securitas customers, and forge links with potential new customers in the South of the country. He will focus on the design of fire safety solutions, development and delivery of fire extinguisher supply and service, as well as carry out fire risk assessments and audits.
“We continue to develop contingency arrangements with a number of Fire Services and industry, providing resilience in times of unplanned business disruption. Securitas has also progressed the development of it’s fire safety product by offering competitive and innovative fire extinguisher supply and servicing, in conjunction with City & Guilds approved fire training.
“With his wealth of experience, Vince is a welcome addition to a growing Securitas Fire & Safety Team which now has nationwide coverage.”