Omega commenced the contract at Al Rustamiyah on 1 June 2004 with a total of 108 Security Officers. After a short period the contract was increased to a total of 150 Security Officers.
• Control Centre.
• Static Security Officers for the outer perimeter.
• PSD team.
• QRF for the base.
• Mobile and foot patrols.
• Access and egress control with an Explosive Detection (EDD) capability in support. (Dog Handlers and teams)
• Administrative support in the form of security statistics, reports and feedback on a daily weekly and monthly basis.
• Training and retraining on an ongoing base.
• Due to effective systems and procedures, no serious incidents occurred.
• No explosives or any devices passed the control point undetected.
• No physical attacks occurred on the base.
• More than 380,000 individuals (construction workers and military personnel) entered the base through controlled access.
• More than 40,000 vehicles were searched through controlled access. In excess of 50 + PSD missions were executed per month.
• Security advice was provided to IMAR, NATO, KBR and Laguna on a consistent basis to support their management capabilities.
• Intelligence reports were provided daily.
• Advice and assistance was provided during the planning and execution of high level visits by various Generals of the Coalition Forces and NATO.
• No clients were ever lost, killed or injured during any of our PSD missions.
• Good communications and coordination was maintained with our various clients and the occupants of the Academy, throughout our deployment.
• Omega received commendations from the Iraqi High Command at Al Rustamiyah for the professional approach and mutual respect, demonstrated during consistent security operations.
• Omega received feedback that our security operation at the Academy was of the highest standards maintained in Iraq, after being evaluated by Coalition Forces and NATO representatives at various occasions.
• During a visit by Major General Pier Giorgio Segala to Al Rustamiyah Military Academy, Omega was presented with a commendation certificate for professional standards and commitment demonstrated on a continuous basis, creating a safe and secure environment.
• All Omega Security Personnel recruited for Iraq, underwent stringent psychological, background and medical evaluations.
The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Omega Pepfar Project Involvement
PEPFAR is the cornerstone and largest component of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative. With a special focus on improving the health of women, new-borns and children, the Global Health Initiative’s goal is to save the greatest number of lives by increasing and building upon what works and, then, supporting countries as they work to improve the health of their own people.
Omega has been a part of this program since 2007 as the sole security provider in 14 of the 16 focus countries (in Vietnam and Guyana – security is provided by the police). Services included static guarding, electronic security monitoring, road escorts and verifications of consignments.
The original focus Countries to receive donated medicines were:
Omega held a contract with Fuel Africa Logistics for the provision of security services to protect HIV/Aids medicines donated by the United States to 18 countries around the world with the highest HIV/Aids infection rate.
The project is referred to as the PEPFAR project (President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief)
• Côte d’Ivoire
• South Africa
Where Omega did not operate directly, strategic alliance contracts were entered into with suitably qualified and experienced local Security Companies to provide the service. Omega operated either directly or through strategic alliance partners under management of the Omega Key Account Manager in 16 of the 18 distribution countries.
• Medicine shipments arrive by air or by sea.
• Security teams meet the shipment when unloaded from aircrafts or sea containers.
• Verify the shipment using the shipping documentation for correct quantity, type, batch number, damage, lost cartons etc.
• Take photographs of all damage cartons or product.
• Ensure the integrity and safety of the drug shipment at all times.
• Report any damage, loss or any other incident that could jeopardize the shipment of medicines immediately to the Omega Key Account Manager.
• Oversee loading of the shipment on trucks and escort trucks to the consignee premise.
• Oversee the handing over process and eventual signing of a Proof of Delivery (POD) document.
• Submit a full report with photographs to the Omega Key Account Manager who reported back to the SCMS Global Security Coordinator.
• Shipments were also escorted across as many as three different countries from the Regional Distribution Warehouses located in Accra (Ghana), Nairobi (Kenya) and Centurion (Pretoria South Africa). Distances exceeding 3000 kilometres were travelled for some shipment deliveries and security teams escorted shipments all the way.
• Security presence, involvement, assistance and intervention has prevented, removed and ensured safe delivery of shipments in many occasions.
• Omega also provided security guarding protection services at the Regional Distribution Warehouses located in Accra (Ghana) and Nairobi (Kenya).
• An advanced Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system and intruder alarm system had been installed in the Kenya and Ghana bond stores.
• Since the inception of the protection project in 2006, Omega had protected medicine shipments in excess of a billion US Dollars successfully with no losses that could be contributed to a security problem or failure.
Inner City Surveillance; Gabon and South Africa
Omega has the necessary experience and know-how with regard to the design and implementation of such a system, and has implemented and operated the macro surveillance system in Johannesburg City Centre.
Omega operated and maintained four macro surveillance systems on the African continent and urban environments namely:
• Johannesburg (RSA) 231 cameras
• Libreville (Gabon) 116 cameras
• Port Gentile (Gabon) 32 cameras
• Franceville (Gabon) 32 cameras
TOTAL CAMERAS MONITORED = 411
Collectively Omega employed 173 individuals on macro surveillance projects in urban environments, however cognisance should be taken that Omega employ in excess of 11 000 people. This enables us to utilise and transfer staff on short notice if and when needed for current or new contracts.
Over this period an average of 500 security staff was employed. This escalated to 700 during shutdown periods.
The contract made provision for the rendering of the following security services:
• Guarding Services to the National Key Point
• Guarding services to the Mines surrounding the Sasol Complex
• Armed reaction and patrolling
• Contractor and employee vetting and permits
• Various administrations tasks including logistics, finance and vehicles
• Technical support teams
Harbor Security Training; Democratic Republic of the Congo
The contracting part was the National Transport Authority (ONATRA). The Ports that had to be upgraded was:
Omega utilized its subsidiary Omega Security Solutions sprl to execute the task. The focus was:
• Training of the current security work force to an acceptable level of security knowledge.
• Developing a Train the Trainer program so that local trainers could be trained to the required level.
• Utilizing the local training staff to train security work force on the prescripts of the ISPS Code. This was done due the language barriers that were experienced.
Whilst the training was executed the ports were audited to ascertain the current situation and to make recommendations what actions had to be executed to ensure that the ISPS Code standards could be attained. The ports were constantly audited to ensure that the required standards were being attained