Security companies receive best training awards
A total of 43 security companies were commended at the Best Training Award (BTA) Presentation Ceremony on March 29.
Officiating at the ceremony, Director of Operations Hung Hak-wai pointed out that the award aimed at encouraging security companies to develop long-term training programmes to enhance the quality and professional competence of their security officers.
This would help the Force maintain law and order and provide an environment conducive for the long-term development of the security industry, he said.
Mr Hung went on to say that the Force had been motivating the industry to provide quality services with various means. In addition to paying regular visits to security companies and providing guidelines to the management and practitioners, each Regional Crime Prevention Office organises the Best Security Guards Award regularly to recognise the achievements of the practitioners.
Launched for the second time, the BTA is jointly organised by Crime Prevention Bureau and the Security Services Training Board of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), with the support of the Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority (SGSIA).
The BTA comprises four categories: "Type I Security Company Licence" (offering general security service with 501 or more staff), "Type I Security Company Licence" (offering general security service with 500 or less staff), "Type II Security Company Licence" (offer armoured transportation service), and "Type III Security Company Licence" (offering design, installation, maintenance and repair service of security systems).
A selection panel comprising representatives of the Force, VTC and SGSIA assessed the resources allocated for training activities by the companies participating in the award scheme. Selection criteria included the number of training hours and the staff involved in the past 12 months, coverage of training courses and involvement and support of the management.
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards were presented to the winning security companies to recognise their efforts to enhance the professional competence of their staff.
Mr Hung points out that the award scheme plays an important role in the security field
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