G4S Security to Provide the World’s First Mining-Specific Security Training Program
G4S the world's leading security company, has launched the world's first global mining-specific security training programme, as part of a drive to support the up-skilling of its workforce, whilst creating a sustainable business model for the future.
The programme, which began earlier this year, provides far-reaching security training covering a diverse range of specific operational mining industry issues, including conflict management, CCTV control room operations and management and response team operations.
G4S employs 18,000 specialist mining security personnel across the globe and the intention is to have all staff undertake specialist training in the next few years.
With such a broad global customer base, G4S has developed a flexible programme which can be tailored to the specific needs of G4S clients, with training group sizes of 12 or fewer to ensure quality instruction throughout the training process.
Personnel with sector-specific training will help ensure best practice and the highest service standards across G4S' offering of more than 100 integrated end-to-end secure solutions - the broadest in the industry.
The programme will help G4S to strengthen relationships with its mining customers by combining highly trained personnel with innovative technology to drive down costs and operational complexity and optimise security standards.
The company has already deployed trained specialist security personnel in its several locations of Africa.
A new facility will also be opened in South Africa in collaboration with BHP Billiton, which is intended to offer training to employees on BHP Billiton sites as well as to other mining industry customers of G4S.
Global mining director Andrew Hames said the new mining-specific security training program is the first of its type in the industry:
"As a business, we understand the importance of creating a better equipped base of employees with the right skill sets and competencies to enable them to have a level of knowledge and skill to perform their respective roles," Hames added.
"Whilst we already have a great team in place across our business, we are keen to ensure that our staff are able to continue to develop within their roles and improve their performance year-on-year."
G4S is an international security solutions group that specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
It serves over 350 mining customers at more than 370 locations around the world.