Babcock’s aviation sector delivers critical and vital services in 14 countries around the world, operating in the emergency services, military air ad oil and gas sectors.

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Babcock Aviation provides lifesaving search and rescue flights, emergency environmental operations, integrated military engineering, training and facility services and critical crew change services in the North Sea.

Babcock’s Heliports at Aberdeen, Norwich, Blackpool and Sumburgh manage a range of services within the aviation and energy sectors primarily for the transportation of passengers and freight to offshore installations.

Scope of Service

Dardan is a Department of Transport approved contractor for aviation security and has provided a coordinated security solution for Babcock Heliport in Norwich for the safe movement of passengers travelling offshore and other manned security services outside of operational hours since 2009.

The contract provision is manned Aviation security delivered by a team of core Security Officers, all trained to Ground Security Officer Level 1 and in National X-Ray Competency Testing (NXCT).

The core team is supported by a pool of Operational Support Officers, all trained in line with the contract requirements, to provide additional cover as required.

Dardan staff manage all aspects of the check-in process from ID checks through to screening and specialist searches such as passenger and baggage search by hand, searches using X-ray equipment, as well as carrying out breathalyser testing and drug detection dog searches. They also support the delivery and safe execution of Emergency procedures and plans within the terminal.

All training has been developed and delivered by Dardan’s in-house management team.

Added Value and Contract Innovations

Ross McDermott: Our Head of Aviation and Specialist Services is a former Police Officer and is an expert in Counter Terrorism and Hostage & Crisis Negotiation. He has supported the Aberdeen operations for Dardan since January 2017, and will continue to do so. He is also a trained Department for Transport (DfT) and accredited Aviation Security Manager (ASM Level 3) and continues to advise on security measures across the board.

Ross sits on the statutory RAG – Risk Advisory Group meetings at Norwich airport and is the current representative for Babcock in this forum, feeding back key information and advising on areas of improvement and adding value to Babcock’s operations as part of his role.

If you're interested in how Dardan can help secure your business; providing your employees with further reassurance - whilst safeguarding your assets - get in touch today.


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