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A First for Security

AC Daniel Morton and First Security Supervisor Ishiri Lagah check identification at the Ohakea Main Gate. OH 09-0018-06
AC Daniel Morton and First Security Supervisor Ishiri Lagah check identification at the Ohakea Main Gate. OH 09-0018-06

FIRST Security provide the bulk of manpower for security guard services at Base Auckland and Ohakea. The critically important task spares RNZAF personnel from at least 42,000 hours of security guarding duties, day and night, in all weather, 365 days per year. 

Security guard services must be effective and efficient.  They must be effective to ensure that access to bases and facilities is properly controlled – those who are entitled to access receive it without undue delay; and those who aren’t entitled to access are denied it.  Efficient service is necessary to avoid wastage of manpower and financial resources that could be used on other aspects of Air Force operations.

In order to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of security guard services at Base Auckland and Ohakea, OSGHQ and First are implementing a radically new concept, called a Performance Based Contract. 

Essentially, it means that First will be offered a ‘financial carrot’ to encourage superior performance and a ‘financial stick’ to discourage unsatisfactory performance.

The new Performance Based Contract will, if conducted in a Partnership manner, be good news for the RNZAF as it will enable First to provide an effective and efficient security guard service at Base Auckland and Ohakea.

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