A Leading Provider of Explosives Detection Dogs

Explosive Detection Dogs Airport

In the current security climate, the use of explosives detection dogs or sniffer dogs is becoming increasingly more in demand from many industry sectors. The benefits of utilising sniffer dogs (sometimes called bomb dogs) to increase the protection of your staff and premises are tangible in that that they are effective, efficient and extremely versatile.

There has historically been no equivalent Government recognised approach for assuring the capability of private sector EDD Teams. to address this, the National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme - Private Security Industry (NCTAS-P) was launched in March 2021.  It provides a route for private sector EDD Teams to be accredited under a Government approved scheme.

If you are considering utilising NCTAS-P explosives detection dogs to increase the security of your premises, RFA Security will provide you with the highest calibre of detection teams.

When you contact RFA Security Services we respond quickly and discreetly.  A member of the Senior Management Team will discuss your requirements in confidence and provide a survey to confirm the level of support you require from our explosives detection teams.  Having established your requirements, we can refine our training for both sniffer dog and handler providing a tailored solution for your business – Security as it should be. Our explosives detection teams will be deployed as soon as possible to ensure the protection you need is in place.

Our explosives detection teams provide sniffer dog solutions for almost any environment such as:

  • Mailroom facilities
  • Cargo areas
  • Screening and filtration facilities
  • Vehicles
  • Public areas and people.

Additionally, we can deliver solutions to screen large and dense items that are unable to go through X-ray screening machines.

Our Credentials

Metropolitan PoliceOur CEO, Tony Foster, is registered and licensed to store explosive by the Metropolitan Police (ref 03) and certified to Acquire & Keep explosives (certificate number 02/M/0000EXK6660).

He is also registered with the HSE for holding a "Recipient Competent Authority Transfer Document", (RCA/35087) for the transportation of explosives. Our sniffer dogs are trained on real explosives.

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Our Standards and Code of Practice

RFA Explosives Detection Dogs are trained to the exacting standards of:

  • NCTAS accredited EDD teams across Government
  • Are tested against key high priority explosives threats relevant to the UK
  • Are accredited annually by National Police Chiefs' Council approved dog instructors
  • All handlers are SIA licenced and vetted in accordance with BS:7858
  • Unrivalled quality assurance, standards and code of practice

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Search Dog Training

RFA Security Services recognises that the training and continuation training of our explosives detection dog teams is a vital ingredient to providing a very high standard of service. We offer all new recruits and existing staff, comprehensive training courses conforming to and above the standards.

Teamwork and good management are fundamental principles at RFA Security Services and we heavily invest in our staff. Underlining our commitment to quality, we encourage existing staff to participate in further training, continuation training and encourage a career progression within their chosen specialisation and the security industry.

Whilst civilian security dog handler training courses exist, our experience has indicated that standards can vary dramatically. This has proven to be especially true with regards to explosives detection dog handler training. We believe this is due to the fact that many of the courses are run purely for financial gain. RFA Security Services uses MOD trained staff that our clients can have confidence in and ensure our service delivery standard is uniform.

Former HM Forces Personnel

The use of suitable former service personnel extends into all aspects of the services that we provide and we take great care to ensure that the staff we supply are compatible with the client and the assignment.

Former service personnel have also received training that is above that of a civilian security officer. Fire and first aid training normally come as standard and some of our staff are fully trained fire marshals. However, RFA Security does employ non-military staff who have gained the experience we require within the industry. The vast majority of our staff have had supervisory experience resulting in a more competent and reliable service to the client.

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