Breaking new ground

15 January 2018

Securitas in the UK is the first, and currently only, security provider to achieve FREDD (Free Running Explosive Detection Dog) certification – the EU standard for the use of dogs in aviation cargo security.

Since the EU Commission authorised the deployment of dogs to detect explosives in the aviation sector, countries around Europe have successfully used our four-legged friends to screen cargo, people, vehicles, aircraft, in-flight supplies, cabin and hold baggage.
With the threat level in the UK still at ‘severe’, Securitas worked with the Department for Transport (DfT) to achieve FREDD certification; allowing aviation customers to benefit from the highest levels of explosives detection.
Yes, we continue to raise industry standards in the UK but the certification process is not easy. So, how did we get there? Read Steven Thompson’s article in the latest edition of International Airport Review: