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20th May 2020 Issue no. 508
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Danish Security Trainers visit to UK
The Danish Institute of Fire & Security (DBI), based in Copenhagen, successfully applied to the EU for funding to send 20 security trainers across to the UK in a partnership with Skills for Security, the Skills and Standards Setting Body and Issuing Authority for Apprenticeships within the Security Sector. The project aims to see how security training is implemented here in the UK and share best practices.
The first of the two mobilities took place for a week during March (the second Group of 10 will visit in June 2013) and consisted of ten trainers. Among the visitors were representatives from the Police, installation companies and end-users, including the head of security for the Danish National Museum. All are involved in the security training process and were therefore keen to understand how best practice in respect of training is implemented in the UK.
Poul Christensen - DBI, Group lead for Group 1 said,
"...great experience, which gave the group an understanding of how the industry sector operates in the UK and an inspiration to security training. We felt very welcome at all destinations; Skills for Security had done a brilliant job organizing the trip!"
During the visit the trainers were welcomed by the organisations below who kindly gave their time and expertise. Our thanks go to all involved from:-
* Worcester Fire Station
* G4S and Her Majesty's Prison, Birmingham
* Asset Protection and Brindley Place, Birmingham
* The Fire Protection Association, Moreton in Marsh
* Cooper Security, Mitcheldean
* Tavcom, Southampton
* Broadland Guards and The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames
* Nova Security, Abington
Not forgetting the local Coach company Dudley's Coaches, Worcester, who provided the wonderful service shuttling everyone around for the week and keeping everyone on time!
We look forward to the second group of 10 trainers visit during June.
Photo courtesy of Martin Lazell, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
8th May 2013