Security Managers training practical exercise - loud bangs warning15th May 2015
Guernsey Airport will today (Friday 15 May 2015) conclude an aviation security training course for some of its managers and partners managers. This mandatory course is aimed at improving security for managers employed by airports, airlines and anyone else, who has responsibility for security when they are undertaking aviation activities.
The course attendees are provided with information to enable them to understand more about the potential threats to civil aviation and helps them to more effectively implement better security.
The course includes various elements from classroom instruction, to group discussions, video footage and case studies alongside practical exercises. This latter element incorporates hands-on training with firearms and inert explosive devices and their component parts. For this element of the course, Guernsey Airport is really grateful for help from the Guernsey Police Firearms and EOD teams and the practical element of the course will take place tomorrow at the Airport Fire training ground.
Deputy Airport Director Ash Nicholas said, “Neighbours of Guernsey Airport are advised that as part of a Security Managers training course, they may hear the occasional detonation of an explosive charge between 10am and Noon on Friday 15 May 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to reassure members of the public that may hear any loud bangs that this is part of the training practical exercise and they should not be concerned. Please do not be alarmed if you hear anything out of the ordinary. Guernsey Airport takes the security of our travelling passengers very seriously and it is right and appropriate that we ensure our staff are trained to National and International aviation standards and are equipped to carry out their duties in a professional manner to ensure a safe and secure aviation gateway to and from the Channel Islands. ”