G4S Canada receives multiple awards for healthcare security

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - G4S Canada is pleased to announce that healthcare security programs at 6 hospitals have received the prestigious Program of Distinction Award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety. These 6 hospitals represent 20% of all hospitals with certified programs worldwide, and 100% of all certified hospitals in Canada.

IAHSS is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare institutions. The IAHSS Program of Distinction recognizes healthcare security and safety departments within healthcare facilities by measuring the achievement and maintenance of a minimum percentage of IAHSS-certified security personnel. The Program focuses on the competencies of the facility's security and safety officers and director as measured through individual certification.

"The professional programs have lead us to develop a higher standard within our industry and be leaders in the healthcare security field," said Calvin Millar, Director of Security and Parking, Brampton Civic Hospital. "We were and still are very proud to be the first hospital in Canada to obtain Accreditation and receive the Department of Distinction Award from IAHSS. It is a pleasure to see other organizations adopting this standard and enhancing the professionalism of the security industry."

"No other sector of security services requires from its officers such a wide range of practical knowledge, as a necessary means, to provide a safe and secure environment," added Rocky Prosser, Director of Protection Services, Kingston General, Providence Care, Hotel Dieu Hospitals. "The IAHSS Department of Distinction Award says that we have accomplished a level of professionalism and competency that is above the average security service. It speaks to our peers and organizations that we take seriously our responsibility to keep all of our stakeholders safe and secure."

"G4S holds their personnel to a very high standard and work very closely with us in delivering exceptional service to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group," said Jay Renaud, Manager of Security, Parking & Safety, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. "The Distinction Award sets Carillion and G4S apart from our competitors and demonstrates our high level of competence to our clients which is no doubt confidence-inspiring for them."

At G4S, we recognize and are prepared to meet the unique challenges that are part of servicing a healthcare security and life safety program. We are the premier supplier of healthcare security services throughout Canada, widely recognized in the healthcare community as a professional partner in providing total security solutions and expertise. Our dedicated division in Healthcare Security Solutions has over five decades of experience servicing over 85 hospitals and healthcare centres annually in Canada.

G4S provides specialized training programs, dedicated client service teams, innovative technology solutions, and an account management approach designed for the healthcare sector. Our proven and tested programs are court-defensible and exceed the provincial and legislative requirements. At G4S, we deliver a full, end-to-end security solution that meets the specific needs of each hospital and healthcare facility. Our integrated security solutions support facilities, mitigate risk and safety concerns, and maintain compliance within a caring and supportive environment.

About G4S Canada
G4S is a leading provider of security solutions in Canada. G4S offers a unique combination of risk assessments, security personnel, security technology, screening services, and cash management solutions. G4S employs thousands of Canadians and operates in offices from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.g4s.ca

About G4S
G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.

G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and over 620,000 employees.

For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com

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