Civil Aviation Security
The security of our nation's airports is increasingly under the spotlight in a post-9/11 society. Many different security solutions are used to protect the people, goods and aircraft that pass through UK airports each day.
The security guarding function is one of the most visible security solutions, as officers operate x-ray and scanning equipment and search passengers to ensure that the security of the aircraft and those onboard is not put at risk. Electronic security measures also play an essential role, with access control, CCTV and biometric technology being amongst the tools used by a modern airport.
Another important area is that of physical security, whereby gates, fencing, locks and security doors, provide vital barriers against security breaches. Many airports also rely on the services of security consultancies, which undertake risk assessments to ensure that the most appropriate security measures are used depending on the level of risk.
The BSIA Civil Aviation Security Section pools the expertise of member companies that work to secure the UK's airports and airlines. The section focuses on exchanging best practice and cooperating with key bodies for the benefit of the industry and its customers.
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