Private security companies throughout Barbados have started a process that could lead to self-regulation, and they’re looking to the insurance industry as a model.
The move is being led by the Barbados chapter of the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals, which also wants to roll out a suite of benefits for registered members, including on the matter of public liability insurance.
The association held a meeting this afternoon at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI, Cave Hill.
Chairman Oral Reid said the aim is to develop a cadre of trained security officers, who would be issued certificates to show their qualification and that they do not have a criminal record.
“Our training programmes will be focused on the occupational standards established by the TVET Council of Barbados,” Chairman Oral Reid explained.
“We believe these occupational standards to be critical to moving safety and security practice in Barbados, and to some extent, the Caribbean region forward.
“The appeal of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification is not only as an occupational standard and qualification but also the fact that it supports the CSME movement of labour throughout the region,” Reid added.