Drum Cussac hosts first meeting towards an ISO standard for firearms in Maritime Security
Drum Cussac are delighted to host the first meeting of a Firearms Standards & Training group with a goal of developing ISO standards for Private Maritime Security Companies.
The meeting, held last week at Drum Cussac's head office in Poole, identified issues surrounding firearms safety, training & licensing as well as post incident management as being critical to the success of this standard.
The Firearms Standards & Training group (FST) is a sub-group tasked with further defining the standards already drafted by the Maritime Security Working Group of SCEG (Security in Complex Environments Group), the UK Government's Industry Partner for the regulation of Private Security Companies and providers.
The goal of the FST group is to develop an ISO Publically Available Specification for Private Maritime Security Companies, in conjunction with the British Standards Institute by the end of the year.
Drum Cussac's Director for Maritime, Andrew Nicholson said:
As well as Drum Cussac's wider involvement with the SCEG, we are pleased to be involved in such a critical working group that will formulate the internationally recognised industry standard for regulation of Private Maritime Security Companies. The issue of how our operatives are trained to operate safely, and the proper licensing of their equipment, is key to Drum Cussac's longstanding commitment to the protection of the environment as well as the health, safety & security of all those involved in, or with our organisation.
Drum Cussac will also be hosting the next meeting of the Firearms Standards & Training group which consists of a multi-disciplined team of professionals from both maritime and land based security and safety backgrounds.