A LANDOWNER security company in Madang, Raibus Security Services Limited made a huge impression for visitors and even clients on airport policing and how to manage risks while on duty at the Madang Airport in preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.
The local security firm is currently contracted to the National Airports Corporation at the Madang airport and the guards would be among other national firms engaged in security provisions during the APEC meeting in Madang.
RSSL is a subsidiary of Raibus Limited, a landowner umbrella company representing landowners from Usino-Bundi and Rai Coast districts of Madang province, where the Ramu NiCo Project operation is concentrated.
The local company was established with the assistance of nickel/colbalt mine developer, Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Limited in 2007 to provide security services to its operations.
General manager of RSSL, Mathew Denguo said twenty guards are currently manning the airport perimeter area and the NAC facilities alongside with specialist members of the PNG Defence Force and the police. A command centre for RSSL was also set up at the Madang airport for the duration of the APEC.
Mr Denguo explained RSSL in readiness for the APEC lead-up meeting in Madang sent a number of his supervisors last year to attend a specifically designed training package aimed at equipping RSSL personnel and other firms on both airport policing and ways to manage risks. Three of its supervisors completed a four-day training conducted by the Australian Federal Police along with PNG Defence Force and Royal PNG Constabulary on bomb search training, airport policing induction and introduction to risk management.
NAC Madang Airport Manager, Jack Bilai during a parade by the RSSL guards also expressed his appreciation to the company for the display of professionalism.
Mr Denguo said RSSL was able to order brand new uniforms from Indonesia to dress up its security personal in order that their attire was impressive during the APEC meeting in Madang
He added that in September the company would order further 200 uniforms and he is anticipating to have all the guards at all its operations sites at Kurumbukari Mine, Basamuk Processing Plant and Madang have two sets of uniforms each by the end of this year.