This OSPA recognises those who are outstanding suppliers of manned security guarding. In the modern world the provision of manned guarding services has become a much more skilled task. Motivating staff, managing resources in an increasingly competitive and price sensitive environment, up-skilling, recognising the distinct importance of front line leadership, making the most of technologies, forging internal and external partnerships and making them work are just some of the trends that are leading to new approaches and thinking about manned guarding. The object of this category is to recognise the outstanding performers in making a positive difference.
The judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding performance in:
This OSPA recognises individuals or companies that operate a successful training scheme, which promotes outstanding performance and has produced identifiable results. There is a tendency to talk about training and up-skilling as a good thing in itself. In fact in the very least, training should most often be undertaken in response to an identified need, with a programme that is suited to best meeting a skills gap, that is well articulated and delivered, and results in an benefits in terms of better performance. This OSPA looks to recognise those who have made a difference to improving security practice via training.
This OSPA recognises outstanding performance by security installers/integrators, be that individuals or companies. Excelling at security installations/integrations requires a rounded approach and often skill sets that include security expertise, project management and customer care. Although security installations/integrations are about adding value the precise benefits will vary by type of client and type of installation/integration. This OSPA recognises those who excel at security installations/integrations.
This OSPA recognises an outstanding new product that has been designed and implemented to improve any area of security practice, and has been introduced to the Indian security market in the last 12 months. The key point about new products is that they have a marked effect on improving security performance; that is that they add value and have clearly identified benefits.
This OSPA recognises an initiative from governmental bodies/that is police-led that have developed a security scheme that has a positive impact on the India security community and led to an improvement in security and safety.
This OSPA recognises outstanding performance in risk management and threat identification. Risk management solutions identify and manage the risks facing an organisation, which consequently adds value to the client. The winner of this OSPA will have evidenced innovative strengths to the solution, highlighting the ways in which the solution has driven their client’s performance.
This OSPA recognises a female security professional, at any level of an organisation, who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time and has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.
This OSPA recognises a young security professional – that is anyone below the age of forty (there is no restriction on the number of years spent in security) – who has excelled in his/her early career performance. This OSPA will be awarded to someone who has made an impact in the area of private security, for example as a analyst/researcher, working for a security supplier and/or corporate security (rather than police/military). This could be in any area of security activity, as a student, in the workplace or a combination, but it will be someone who has made a difference and is laying the basis for an outstanding career in security.
This OSPA recognises contracted teams, those employed direct or a combination who work to ensure the safety and security at events. Whether a major concert or sporting occasion, or an exhibition or conference, the team must have displayed outstanding performance and commitment to security at the event.
This OSPA recognises a successful security partnership that delivers outstanding performance. ‘Partnerships’ is an over used word in security. Frequently partnerships are identified as crucial to good security but often may involve little more than collaboration, a very different thing. What is known is that effective partnerships are most often the result of good planning around identifiable objectives designed to deliver specific benefits, and are typically characterised by good management/co-ordination.
This OSPA recognises an outstanding manufacturer of products that service the security market. Manufacturers of any security product in any market can enter. The winner of this OSPA will have shown outstanding performance in manufacturing a leading-edge security product (or products), which has produced clear beneficial results for customers.
This OSPA recognises a senior member of the security community. It recognises an individual who has consistently shown outstanding performance over an extended period of time and has had a substantial impact upon defining and driving standards in the security sector.
The Judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding performance in:
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