Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters offers transportation, search and rescue, maintenance, and training to government and civil organisations worldwide. Operating a fleet of 450 plus helicopters and aircraft. Their location at Aberdeen airport manages a record number of passengers working offshore in the North Sea. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with a passenger count of approximately 3.5 million per year.

The Challenge

With a comprehensive and extensive contract provision of 1056 hours of cover per week supported by a team of highly trained security officers and contract manager overseeing day to day operations.

Specialist services including access control, airside and ramp training, incident reporting, baggage and vehicle screening and extensive CCTV monitoring and patrols.

Our Approach

The recruitment of highly skilled and committed security officers was crucial and ensuring Bristows the assurance that all our officers were trained to Ground Security Officer level 1 and 2 and in National X-Ray Competency Testing (NXCT)

Due to the nature of the site, the core team is also supported by a pool of equally trained operational support staff to provide additional cover if required.

A review of existing and anticipated business levels for the client allowed us to forecast security provision proactively and ensuring the right officer was in the right place at the right time

Our Impact

Dardan Security is a Department of Transport approved contractor for aviation security and has provided a coordinated security solution for Bristow Helicopters since 1991.

  • Supported closely by not just the on-site contract manager, but an integral relationship throughout Dardan Security.
  • Nearly 30 years of experience with the company and an approach of continuous improvement and review.
  • Dardan Security is a part of the culture on site, complemented by regular exercises to enhance our capability.