BOSSES at a Bolton utility agency are happy to safe an vital business distinction from Greater Manchester Police.
Aptus is answerable for connecting multi-agency networks for brand new residential, industrial and business developments, in addition to designing and putting in road lighting.
And the Westhoughton contractors have now been licensed as Secured by Design (SBD), recognising their contribution to crime prevention by their processes.
This makes them solely the second lighting guide nationally to turn into a part of the accreditation scheme.
Adrian Cunningham, the Barrs Fold Road firm’s road lighting supervisor, mentioned: “We are extremely proud to have obtained police accreditation and turn into SBD licensed.
“Our clients may be assured that we meet the extraordinarily excessive requirements of an impartial third celebration.
“This accreditation is testament to the hard work and commitment of the Aptus Utilities design team.”
All planning authorities within the UK have been lately reminded by authorities of the vital function the planning system can play in relation to designing out crime and stopping crime.
Mr Cunningham added: “Changes to the English Planning and Building Control rules have sought to bolster the necessity for a secure and safe exterior atmosphere.
“At Aptus Utilities we work closely with our clients to ensure that safety is of the utmost importance and that lighting is carefully considered at the early stages of any site.”
In order to turn into Secured by Design licensed consultants and a member firm, Aptus Utilities say that they needed to adhere to rigorous software and vetting course of required by the police.
Secured by Design is the one method for services and products to attain police recognition within the UK and as such provides a assured degree of security not discovered wherever else.
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