25 Nov 2016
Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd are delighted to announce that in addition to our already excellent services we can now provide comprehensive overall bespoke Aviation Security training and compliance solutions.
We fully appreciate the evolving worldwide threat picture and how that affects Airports Security Management Systems.
Westminster can assist with Airports AvSec operations complete operational legal requirements whilst ensuring risk mitigation measures are sufficient and compliant.
We have an extensive working knowledge of all airport type operations and hold accreditation with ICAO, EU and UK authorities.
We can work with Airports AvSec departments to provide services in the following areas:
- A complete review of AvSec HR procedures to ensure they are compliant, providing advice and guidance or a bespoke training package to ensure all AvSec HR procedures meet the legal requirements, including:-
Background / pre-employment checks;
CRB / CTC;
Quality Assurance and file management.
- A general review of training to ensure all staff are receiving their mandated initial and recurrent packages to an audit-able standard.
- The provision of complete, part or bespoke training and development packages to meet unique requirements including but not limited to:-
General Security Awareness Training (GSAT);
Ground Security Officer and Supervisor training;
X-ray screening training;
Aviation Security Managers training;
Aircrew Security training;
Air Cargo Security training (all levels).
- The provision of Cabin, Hold and Cargo & Mail NXCT held at your location to minimise the effect on your operation; your x-ray screeners will be tested on all of their x-ray competencies and given comprehensive feedback on their results.
A comprehensive independent assessment of operational procedures in line with the National legal requirements; providing advice and guidance or a bespoke packages to meet all legal requirements.
All services and training are fully compliant with EU and UK legislation and meet all mandated training requirements.
15 Nov 2016
Westminster announces that it will be exhibiting at the UK Security Expo on 30th November – 1st December 2016 at Olympia London.
UK Security Expo is the premier global security showcase that attracts an audience of Government, Transport, Intelligence, Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services CNI and the Private Sectors from all over the world.
Visit us on Stand B30
4 Aug 2016
Westminster’s expat team who bravely and tirelessly maintained operations at Freetown International Airport during the Ebola crisis in West Africa have been awarded the UK Ebola Medal for Service in West Africa, known simply as the Ebola Medal.
The Ebola Medal is a service medal issued to the Armed Forces, and to civilians working either for Her Majesty’s Government or NGOs in support of the British Government’s response to the Ebola crisis that began in 2014. The qualifying period of service for award of the medal is from 23 March 2014 until 29 March 2016.
Commenting on the Medal award to Westminster’s staff Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said:
“I am delighted that the hard work, bravery and dedication of our ex-pat team, who worked beyond the call of duty to maintain operations and helped keep Freetown International Airport safe and open during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, has been recognised by the award of these medals.
“I am extremely proud of all our staff, both expat and local, who not only maintained full operations at the airport but also provided considerable assistance to the local community and visiting NGO’s fighting the crisis. It is a testament to the skill and bravery of our management team and staff that not only did we manage to maintain full employment of all our local staff, despite the fact that most airlines ceased to operate to the country, but also that we managed to keep all our staff safe and well throughout the crisis.
“The award of these medals to our staff is a well-deserved and fitting tribute to them all.”
Photo: Some of the WASS ex-pat team in Freetown with medals– from left to right: Michelle Sproule – Acting Deputy ASM, John Drummond ASM, Aileen Taylor – Training & Cargo Manager
19 Apr 2016
Westminster Group Plc subsidiary Westminster Aviation Security Services Ltd, Business Development Director Eugene Gerstein has recently had an article on Airport Perimeter Intruder Detection systems published in a leading aviation security magazine.
The article from Aviation Security International is available here