Following a long tender process Westminster was awarded the contract to take over the complete security operations within Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone.
The project, a 15 year contract, is to provide the complete ground security services at the airport, including the perimeter of the airport, passenger security throughout the terminal and passenger and baggage screening during check-in, security checkpoints and prior to boarding.
The project covers both the provision of the fully trained security team, the development and implementation of robust and internationally recognised procedures and systems and the installation of state of the art detection and surveillance equipment and the ongoing maintenance and upgrade.
As part of the contract Westminster deployed a highly experienced management team and took on the 100+ strong security team. Westminster have implemented advanced training programs to increase the knowledge and performance of all staff.
Westminster has also provided a dog detection team trained in the detection of explosives and narcotics quickly and effectively increasing the security of air travel. This deployment whilst not a requirement of the contract has been implemented by Westminster as a commitment to our vision of developing a internationally recognised standard of aviation excellence.
In addition Westminster, through our technology division, is implementing a wide range of advanced security solutions including CCTV, access control, advance x-ray equipment for both checked and carry-on baggage, dual view cargo scanning system, perimeter security; including high security fencing with fibre optic detection system, ground radar detection and long range thermal surveillance; and many other such technologies.