The Harlaxton College Security staff is on duty between 5.00pm and 9.00am throughout the week and also provide cover over the entire weekend (Friday evening – Monday morning). The night and weekend security team is responsible for patrolling the college buildings and grounds. They work closely with student affairs, under the direct supervision of the dean of students, and are available to help in an emergency. They are also authorized to enforce college rules.
Campus security is enhanced by CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras that are placed throughout campus and monitored by our security officers. This kind of equipment allows us to protect our buildings, property, and most importantly our students and staff. All footage is digitally recorded and can be reviewed by security staff if necessary.
In the case of an emergency, staff members on duty during the evenings are first aid certified and are able to respond to injuries or illnesses. This includes the security staff and student affairs staff, who are often the people who respond to these kinds of situations. The College is well-connected to the local police who are helpful in situations that require their assistance.
In view of the increased climate of international situations and the very nature of the program at Harlaxton, we are determined to keep the safety of our students and staff a priority. It is impossible to determine the degree of risk to our institution; however, there are a number of “common sense” precautions we all take. All students and staff are issued with Harlaxton College ID cards. All visitors must report to Reception on arrival and sign the visitors’ book. This includes all business visitors as well as private guests.
We endeavor to ensure our buildings are secure by requesting staff and students keep all external doors locked at all times. We operate on a “fob” system, requiring a programmed “fob” (an electronic device) to open our external doors. Each student and staff member is assigned a fob that can be deactivated should they report a loss. The Carriage House (separate from the Manor) external doors are additionally fitted with alarms which sound if doors remain open for more than a minute. The only way to silence the alarm is to close the door. We have also installed four panic buttons (two on each floor). When set off, these alarms will sound locally with the location of the incident being shown on the panel in the front entrance lobby.
If you are interested in safety while traveling outside of Harlaxton, please visit our Travel Safety and Security page.
It is important for everyone at Harlaxton to be vigilant at all times and we try our best to ensure their safety.
Last Updated: 24/08/2011 10:35 AM