The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the ongoing training of newly recruited employees into the Aviation Security (AVSEC) and the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS), is part of the Authority’s commitment to entrench safety and security in the nation’s airports operations.
Managing Director of FAAN, Engr Saleh Dunoma, stated this in Lagos when he paid an unscheduled visit to the FAAN Training School where the training is taking place.
FAAN is currently training 240 newly recruited employees into AVSEC and ARFFS.
The first Batch of trainees, according to Yakubu Dati, FAAN spokesman, is undergoing a 12 week induction training, which commenced on June 15, 2016 in Lagos.
The participants, who were divided into two classes of 120 each of Aviation Security and Fire Officers, are being trained on general modules such as Service Delivery in Nigeria, Code of Ethics in Aviation Business, Aviation Safety and Hazard Management, amongst others.
The recruits who are domiciled at the FAAN facility would also be exposed to technical modules such as Recognition of Explosives and Dangerous Articles, Access Control (Vehicle and Persons), Overview of International Civil Aviation, Screening Techniques and Procedures for Aviation Security Officers. Others include Fire Engineering Science, Bridding Apparatus Wearer, Media First Aid, Intensive Paramilitary, Simulator Training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Service and so on.
The 12 weeks induction training would also feature a 2-week on-the-job training for Aviation Security Officers, and a week international simulator training for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Officers.
The FAAn boss also assured other successful candidates yet to be invited to be patient as the training is in phases.
It would be recalled that the recruitment process commenced in 2015.
By: Sade Williams