Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8032 7 Personal Security This sub-criterion examines the measures taken to ensure that people on the site are kept personally safe. The management plan should list all policies, procedures, risk assessments and checks in place and methods employed to reduce the risk of personal harm whilst using the site. On site, judges will check that the policies are working in practice and may ask to see actual documentation. Also: + Consider the need for on-site staff presence. Where appropriate, and in line with good practice, there should be permanent staff on site at least during peak hours. Contact details should be clearly provided on signage for out-of-hours problem reporting. Staff should be readily identifiable, approachable, trained and with the responsibility to deal with security situations. Ideally, each staff member should be in telephone or radio contact with base. Where possible, organise grounds maintenance activity to ensure that the same staff are present at particular times, making them familiar to the community + Consider whether there are clear sightlines and views in and out of the site. Ensure that shrubbery and trees are properly maintained or removed where necessary to avoid creating secluded areas or pathways, and where possible have paths connect with places where people congregate. Consider installing lighting along paths and in car parks used by the public when it is dark. Play areas should be informally visible where possible and ideally overlooked by housing + Review issues that cause fear for different members of the community – for example, inclusivity, racism, drugs, bullying, vandalism, and vagrancy + Risk assessments should consider the site as a whole and movements around it, not individual areas + Carry out disclosure checks on staff where necessary + Where possible, incorporate the green space into a Police or Community Support Officer beat; seek powers for designated local authority officers to deal with statutory nuisance from individuals; build safety inspections into the regular staff walk-round; and set up a “watch” group with a monitored telephone number to enable Friends’ and Residents’ groups to report problems easily and provide an early warning of increases in anti-social behaviour + Any hazards should be clearly marked and adequate steps taken to protect the public + An Incident Log should be maintained and reviewed on a regular basis, and should form the basis for future decisions 8 Control of Dogs/Dog Fouling This section seeks to ensure that relevant strategies are in place on site to ensure that dogs do not become a nuisance and affect the enjoyment of others, whilst making dog walkers feel welcome. Dog fouling should be controlled. Dog exercise is one of the main reasons why people use green spaces. Promoting responsible dog ownership ensures that uncollected dog fouling and uncontrolled dogs do not upset other users, or become a danger to other animals and wildlife.