What is going to happen to China’s top security surveillance giants Hikvision and Dahua in the UK?

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has already made plans to shrink the involvement of the Chinese firm Huawei in Britain’s 5G infrastructure development. Will Boris Johnson go one step further and follow the USA in banning other Chinese tech companies such as Hikvision and Dahua? 

Australia has already started removing Hikvision from its state-owned buildings. 

With the latest of  Australia’s round of expanded to 5G restrictions, the Government of Southern Australian has made a change to get rid of all closed-circuit security cameras made by a Chinese surveillance giant from health department buildings, In accordance with an article by the Sydney Morning Herald.

This article states that the cameras in question are made by the partially state-owned Chinese security technology company Hikvision, which was blacklisted in October of 2019 by the United States for the alleged role they had to play in human rights violations and in purporting to create a security network amongst federal agencies. Issues with Hikvision in Southern Australia were first noticed in the course of a Commonwealth-funded trial in which Hikvision security cameras were to be used in the rooms of aged care residents. This was to improve the overall safety.

Upon South Australia Health asking for more details from Hikvision to ensure its compliance with South Australian security guidelines, the company, Hikvision quit the pilot, with South Australian Health Minister Stephen Wade further saying that “security and technical issues” arose with the pilot. This also comes following the Department of Defence removing two Hikvision security cameras from their Perth and Adelaide bases in 2018. However, despite this ban, Hikvision security cameras are still being used in and across the public hospital network in New South Wales.

The ban serves as a constant reminder that the importation and outsourcing of technology products and services bring its own set of complex circumstances. Therefore It is paramount that the Australian government fully understands the full suite of security risks inherent in such technology forms.

NSW Health has also said its public hospital network was serviced by CCTV,  a range of suppliers did this service, including none other than Hikvision.

In contrast to the above stories, Hikvision in Europe has experienced significant growth and development. From just a few people, the company now employees over 300 dedicated employees serving customers all over Europe.

Hikvision would not have been so successful without its state background. But, the same factor that has contributed to its success in China is causing a big problem in the overseas market. The future business success of Hikvision overseas massively depends on its future corporate policies.  

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dear Student,

Ref: COVID-19 Update  

We’ve been working hard to responsibly reopen our centre, as per the government new ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidelines published on 11th May 2020, our courses will be running from the 1st June 2020 with all safety measures in place.  The opening hours will be from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.   We have developed a COVID-19 policy statement to follow all the UK government and WHO guidelines  Please see the below information.  However, if there are any changes to the government guidelines, we will inform you accordingly.   As a part of our COVID-19 policy statement, we have restricted the total maximum number of students per classroom to four. Therefore, if you have not booked your place, please call us on 03330064005 and book your place. 

We understand that there are current students who have been waiting since March to start their courses. Please call us on 03330064005 to re-book your place of study.   If you have already booked on the course and have difficulties (e.g. accommodation or other problems) in attending or re-booking, please contact us as we can make alternative arrangements.   Please be aware that if you or anyone you live with have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come to our centre and follow the government guidelines.  

We know this will be a difficult time for our students and customers. We appreciate your understanding and support in helping us to protect you and our staff.  

Thank you.  

Yours sincerely,  

Ferdinand Joseph

Director

Cube Group

———————————– Coronavirus 

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on businesses both in the UK and around the world could reach an unprecedented scale. This policy statement sets out Cube Group Training Ltd response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will give assurance that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of the virus, and continue the training we provide. We are taking our responsibilities very seriously.  We have taken three drastic measures to safeguard our delegates and our staff.

  1. Promoting our online learning platform.
  2. Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.
  3. Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Promoting our online learning platform

  1. Our registered delegates (enrolled learners) will have access to the online portal. We have organised a number of online seminars to help learners to understand the portal. We also have a dedicated staff member who will provide guidance and support.
  2. Learners can attempt free quizzes, and online tests to prepare for their final assessment. 
  3. This will allow them to work remotely and submit their coursework, assignments and their exams.

Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.

  1. By encouraging the delegates to follow our online sessions, the course in-class hours will be reduced.
  2. We are running a series of online training sessions which will cover the theory part of the course.
  3. We have made a number of interactive videos, animations and presentations.
  4. We run live tutoring sessions, where learners will be able to ask questions via video chat, text chat and emails. 

Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff. Below are some of the tougher measures that we have taken to create a safe environment for our learners and staff.

  1. All of our admin staff are working from home where possible.
  2. All of our staff have strict instructions to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any relevant symptoms and report the results to us.
  3. No member of Cube Staff, or their associates, have visited any country deemed high-risk in the last 2 months.
  4. Every delegate’s body temperature will be recorded using a touch-free thermometer before the training starts.
  5. If the delegate’s body temperature shows a high reading, we will advise the delegate to postpone the training date or discuss an alternative arrangement.
  6. Every delegate is encouraged to report directly to us if there are any instances where another person in the class shows signs of relevant symptoms for COVID-19.
  7. We will only allow four delegates per classroom and maintain the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation.
  8. Unfortunately, we are forced to stop serving refreshments at the centre. Every delegate will be provided with a bottle of water.
  9. Every delegate will be given the following PPE equipment: 
    1. Disposable gloves
    2. Face mask
    3. Face cover
    4. Antibacterial wipes
    5. Hand sanitizer
    6. Disposable hand towels, Bin

COVID-19 PPE for students CCTV installation course

  1. Every delegate will be given separate tools and a dedicated station at which to work.
  2. Every delegate will be asked to clean the tools before and after they use them.
  3. Our centre is now subject to a regime of regular antibacterial wipe-downs of desks, delegate laptops and door handles, with hand sanitiser dispensers located at the entrance to each building. 
  4. Tissues and antibacterial wipes are available throughout our centres, with dedicated tissue bins to effectively control any potential contamination.
  5. All office-based staff will monitor each other, and where practicable observe the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation set out by PHE (Public Health England) to minimise the spread of infection.
  6. COVID-19 signs are used throughout the centre to warn and remind the staff, visitors and delegates about the preventive measures.
  7. A risk assessment is conducted every fortnight and reviewed continuously.
  8. Further details can be found by downloading the WHO and HomeOffice guidelines.

Last updated: 27th May 2020

Dear Student,

Ref: COVID-19 Update

At the time of writing the below statement, the Cube Group Training Ltd is planning to restart our training sessions by the 18th May 2020. However, we are taking all the measures to safeguard our employees and customers. 

Like everyone, we are following guidance from Public Health England and the World Health Organization (WHO).

We have developed a COVID-19 plan to implement these guidelines. 

We have introduced changes to how we deliver and assess our training courses.

We will reassess the current measures every fortnight.

If you are a current student, our colleagues will be in touch with you to discuss these plans and book you for your practical session. 

The below statement gives a comprehensive view of the measures we have taken to comply with the government advice. 

Should you require any further information, please contact our team on 03330064005.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Ferdinand Joseph

Director

Cube Group

———————————–

Coronavirus 

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on businesses both in the UK and around the world could reach an unprecedented scale.

This policy statement sets out Cube Group Training Ltd response to the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will give assurance that we are doing everything we can to minimise the impact of the virus, and continue the training we provide.

We are taking our responsibilities very seriously. 

We have taken three drastic measures to safeguard our delegates and our staff.

  1. Promoting our online learning platform.
  2. Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.
  3. Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Promoting our online learning platform

  1. Our registered delegates (enrolled learners) will have access to the online portal. We have organised a number of online seminars to help learners to understand the portal. We also have a dedicated staff member who will provide guidance and support.
  2. Learners can attempt free quizzes, and online tests to prepare for their final assessment. 
  3. This will allow them to work remotely and submit their coursework, assignments and their exams.

Reducing the number of hours by running live video streams, online training videos and presentations.

  1. By encouraging the delegates to follow our online sessions, the course in-class hours will be reduced.
  2. We are running a series of online training sessions which will cover the theory part of the course.
  3. We have made a number of interactive videos, animations and presentations.
  4. We run live tutoring sessions, where learners will be able to ask questions via video chat, text chat and emails. 

Following the government guidelines in safeguarding our learners and staff.

Below are some of the tougher measures that we have taken to create a safe environment for our learners and staff.

  1. All of our admin staff are working from home where possible.
  2. All of our staff have strict instructions to consult a healthcare professional if they experience any relevant symptoms and report the results to us.
  3. No member of Cube Staff, or their associates, have visited any country deemed high-risk in the last 2 months.
  4. Every delegate’s body temperature will be recorded using a touch-free thermometer before the training starts.
  5. If the delegate’s body temperature shows a high reading, we will advise the delegate to postpone the training date or discuss an alternative arrangement.
  6. Every delegate is encouraged to report directly to us if there are any instances where another person in the class shows signs of relevant symptoms for COVID-19.
  7. We will only allow three delegates per classroom and maintain the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation.
  8. Unfortunately, we are forced to stop serving refreshments at the centre. Every delegate will be provided with a bottle of water.
  9. Every delegate will be given the following PPE equipment: 
    1. Disposable gloves
    2. Face mask
    3. Face cover
    4. Antibacterial wipes
    5. Hand sanitizer
    6. Disposable hand towels, Bin
  10. Every delegate will be given separate tools and a dedicated station at which to work.
  11. Every delegate will be asked to clean the tools before and after they use them.
  12. Our centre is now subject to a regime of regular antibacterial wipe-downs of desks, delegate laptops and door handles, with hand sanitiser dispensers located at the entrance to each building. 
  13. Tissues and antibacterial wipes are available throughout our centres, with dedicated tissue bins to effectively control any potential contamination.
  14. All office-based staff will monitor each other, and where practicable observe the two-metre minimum spatial recommendation set out by PHE (Public Health England) to minimise the spread of infection.
  15. COVID-19 signs are used throughout the centre to warn and remind the staff, visitors and delegates about the preventive measures.
  16. A risk assessment is conducted every fortnight and reviewed continuously.
  17. Further details can be found by downloading the WHO and HomeOffice guidelines.

Last updated: 11th May 2020

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