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Emirates Security Industry Association to be formed by industry workers.

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By  Becca Wilson Published  December 11, 2006

Emirates Security Industry Association to be formed by industry workers. A proposal for the formation of Emirates Security Industry Association (ESIA) has been prepared by industry professional, Adil Abdel-Hadi. Abdel Hadi expressed his thoughts about having a body to represent the industry when he recently met with FM Middle East. “The idea is to have an association that can speak for the industry and have people who can represent the industry. “There’s a lot of mis-information regarding the law, so we’re trying to put this into perspective and actually have a body that will tell people what the correct information is relating to all security and health and safety issues,” said Abdel-Hadi. The association will welcome membership from a variety of industry sectors, including: security consultants/managers/auditors and inspectors/guarding organisations/training companies; health & safety managers; law enforcement personnel/organisations; FM companies and businesses that supply security equipment. “Security is not just the authorities problem, it’s everyone’s problem,” added Adbel-Hadi. “Everybody should be aware of security issues. The Commander in Chief at Dubai Police said he wants to spread awareness as security is now a major issue.” The objectives of the association are to: * Promote and encourage professionalism and good practices within the industry; * Act as a link between the Authority and the marketplace; * Promote effective security measures and improve individual status; * Promote close liaison between members, seminars, exhibitions etc; * Promote exchange of ideas, knowledge, information and experience; * Be a body that collects, collates, coordinates and distributes data information, ideas, knowledge, methods and techniques to all members; * Filter down information on regulations, laws and announcements from the authorities; * Foster and encourage ethical and professional standards; * Hold seminars, conferences, presentation of lectures, discussions, studies, research on matters or problems associated with the industry; * Disseminate relevant information to members and to the public at large; * Establish international links with other security associations for wider knowledge; * Operate for the benefit of the industry and the country as a whole.

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