The Injured Jockeys Fund

On the 21st September this year, the Princess Royal officially opened Oaksey House in Lambourn. Oaksey House is a purpose designed rehabilitation centre run by the Injured Jockeys Fund, specifically to provide medical, financial and pastoral care for Injured Jockeys and other in the race horse industry.

Founded in 1964 at a time when little to no compensation was available, the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was set up. 40+ years on & the fund have helped over 1000 jockeys and are still providing dedicated care for jockeys when needed.

During these years, the IJS has been instrumental in raising the awareness of the risks in horse racing resulting in the racing authorities implementing many safety initiatives for the protection of Jockeys, which continues.

Oaksey House in Lambourn is the result of a 5 year journey to create a purpose designed building for Injured Jockeys. Starting with research in 2004, to locating a suitable site, getting the relevant planning approval and the building project itself, the project finally came to conclusion this summer.

The main building is set to achieve the highest BREAM (Buildings Research Establishments Environmental Assessment Method) rating for producing the minimum carbon footprint, a first in the local area.

SCS are proud to have been the nominated Security Installer for this prestigious premise. During the construction phases, SCS installed a multiplexed Intruder Alarm System, Vehicle Entrance & Pedestrian Gates with automation, a CCTV system, Access Control and Automatic Sliding Entry Doors.

As befitting a building of this stature, the equipment specification list was high. Menvier Intruder Alarm Control equipment, Optex Detection devices, FAAC Gate automation products and Eneo CCTV products including fully functional external dome cameras for panoramic surveillance. The installations collectively providing an effective front line of security are the site.

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