Proper training among many challenges faced by security companies

LACK of proper security training in Fiji is just one of the many problems encountered by the Fiji Security Industry Employers Association (FSIEA).

FSIEA president Vilikesa Raqio who has a pool of 50 security officers scattered around Fiji has acquired the latest digital radio communication to help him better manage operations and serve his clients.

In responding to email queries, Mr Raqio said some of the other challenges were stiff competition in the market which drove the price down and dropped the quality of service to a customer.

“Also the lack of financial package by lending institutions to properly address the need of the security industry is another problem,” Mr Raqio said.

“Cash flow management as some of the clients do not pay on time and finding good employees are other challenges we face.”

Mr Raqio said better equipping his security officers would help them carry out their duties and also keep them safe and secure.

“The security industry in Fiji is regulated under the Industry Act of Fiji and if all security companies follow the law, get proper licence we will have a good industry and economic stability,” he said.

Mr Raqio urged all security companies to join FSIEA, get their licence from the city or town councils, comply with Ministry of Defence regulations and comply with Fiji National Provident Fund, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority and the Ministry of Labour.

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