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Australasian Mining Review Summer 2011

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114 SIG-Security Intelligence Group brings world-class training and resources to Western Australia “SIG-Security Intelligence Group has recently announced two important initiatives which will place it at the forefront of the resources security industry in the Western Australian region,” said Ray Mancini, Operations Director, SIG-Security Intelligence Group. “The first is the opening of the SIG-SAUER Academy (Australia) in Joondalup. This state-of-the-art training centre offers the most advanced and comprehensive technical and practical training in firearms, security theory, OSH, front line management, risk management, fitness and unarmed combat,” said Mancini. Mr Mancini went on to say that he expected the new SIG SAUER Academy to become a centre of excellence for training in the resources security sector for the entire Western Australian region. “There has been huge growth in this sector over the past few years. “The SIG SAUER Academy is the first private facility in Western Australia that can provide world- class, best-practice training for resources security personnel.” SIG SAUER is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of firearms – in the USA, one in three law enforcement professionals use SIG SAUER firearms. The SIG SAUER Academy, which has accredited the Western Australian operation, was established in the US in 1990 and offers over 150 different training courses. “However, it’s important people realise it’s not all about firearms,” said Mancini. “Our training procedures are grounded in the latest research and practices from the legal, medical, psychological and physiological fields. It’s our aim to deliver very well trained professionals who have the tools, experience and knowledge to deal with the often demanding situations they face in their working lives. “We place as much emphasis on the classroom as the firing range so our students learn not only how – but when – to use the skills we teach them. “We’ve made a very significant investment in the new SIG SAUER Academy. It includes a sophisticated computerised ‘classroom’ with a terminal for every student, and our state-of-the-art IES Interactive Training 2D and 3D Simulator is the only system of its kind in Australia. “It’s exciting that such world-class training methodologies and facilities that were previously only available overseas are now accessible, and affordable, right here in Western Australia.” Mancini was also very excited to announce that SIG has formed a strategic alliance with Flex Force. Flex Force is a trade-based engineering company providing solutions across the design, manufacture, Mine site security installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance areas within the resources sector. “SIG and Flex Force are a great fit,” said Mancini. “Our alliance allows Flex Force to add Resources Security to the already comprehensive list of services they provide for their clients, including some industry powerhouses such as BHP Billiton, Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance and Rio Tinto, just to name a few. The alliance will also give Flex Force the ability to provide in-house training to their staff to ensure they are all at the pinnacle of their trade in the industry. “The alliance will also help SIG grow its already considerable expertise and experience in resources security.” The SIG SAUER Academy has been audited by the Training Accreditation Council and meets all requirements as an Australian Registered Training Organisation. The academy offers a wide range of 17 courses, including Certificate II and III in Security Operations, and Legislation and Regulatory Requirements. SIG is headquartered in Perth, and has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland and overseas. It has a long list of prestigious clients for whom it provides highly-trained security specialists utilising worlds-best equipment and techniques. SIG has particular expertise in the mining and resources sectors where its world-class training and international intelligence network enable it to provide best-practice solutions in asset protection, security audits, security policy development and implementation, crisis management and executive protection. “We’re proud to say that the SIG SAUER Academy and our strategic alliance with Flex Force will enable SIG to train world-class security personnel, and prepare them to world-standard to expertly handle the increasingly complex security needs of our very active resources sector,” concluded Mancini.

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