23 Feb 2018 12:00pm
REHOBOTH, 23 FEB (NAMPA) - The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) recently trained security supervisors in the supervision of aviation security preventive measures.
Twenty-five participants from the NAC, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) attended the eight-day workshop at the Eros Airport in Windhoek from 12 February.
A media statement issued by the NAC said the course was designed to ensure that relevant personnel at airports can supervise and monitor the implementation of aviation security preventive measures through the application of the relevant competencies required for security supervisors.
When security measures are effective and efficient, traveller confidence and satisfaction increase and with that, additional revenue for airlines and airports will be generated, it said.
It further said participants were prepared to plan, coordinate and conduct quality control measures utilising International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) methodology in accordance with approved programmes.
They were amongst others taught the latest international security standards and best practices and to supervise security personnel at airports; ensure operational effectiveness of equipment and deploy and assign security personnel.
NamPols Deputy Inspector-General for Operations, Major-General Desiderius Shilunga during the training called on course participants to cooperate to enhance security at Namibias airports.
He said aviation security personnel should be able to work as a team.
Make sure of all movements at the airport and make visible changes from here onwards. We need to have a culture of coordination and shared responsibility, Shilunga was quoted as saying.
ICAO Aviation Security Expert and course facilitator, Victor Mbithi called on participants to vigorously implement what they have learned.
There will be a further three training sessions in March and April.