January 15, 2021
Securitatem Consultancy who specialise in close protection, event management and the safety of high-value clients, assured the security of the 15th Biennial General Conference in central London for the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), involving 500 global Nuclear Operators.
Following nine months of meticulous planning in partnership with the client and the Metropolitan Police, Securitatem Consultancy ensured the security of the guests at their accommodation, during travel, the conference and at all scheduled events. This included award ceremonies, gala dinners and visits to external venues over the three and a half days, requiring over 100 Close Protection deployments.
Through leadership, professionalism and expertise, Securitatem Consultancy seamlessly managed this high profile, complex large-scale event that was being broadcast on the national media stage, while faced with significant threat and risk during a period of demonstrations that resulted in over 300 arrests.
The nature of the protester’s known disruptive methods and the numbers of guests involved required carefully thought-out tactical options to keep them safe in case of any given incident.
The majority of the security operators had medical emergency trauma qualifications, supported by the availability of trauma packs. Securitatem Consultancy personal protective equipment for each operator included communications and acid trauma kits to manage acid attacks, glue de-bonder and a bespoke event command vehicle, in case of site evacuation.
All this was necessary to reassure guests and staff and consequently there was not a single reported incident within their area of responsibility, guaranteeing the event was an absolute success, on time and maintained the reputation of both WANO and EDF.
Our operation has gained a nationally recognised nomination and subsequent selection as a finalist within the Event Security category in the Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2021.
The winners are to be revealed during a virtual award show on 25 February 2021.The criteria for the award is based on extensive research that contributes to and characterises superior performance.
We would like to wish all finalists the very best of luck.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by how much positive feedback I’ve already heard from so many delegates about the event security”.
Peter Prozesky, CEO – WANO
“Awesome team, fantastic teamwork, great feedback and a little humour along the way”.
D Shuffleton, Strategy & Integration Director – WANO
“Congratulation’s, nothing but praise from those who attended the event in regard to the event security from start to finish no matter the hour of the day”.
Simone Rossi, CEO – EDF