There are many reasons why certain businesses & organisations need to hold & use
firearms, for example for bird control at airports, culls within a National Park
or for pest control. In order to meet all their legal obligations, businesses & organisations
using firearms require professional training, by recognised firearms instructors,
able to issue certification recognised in the shooting industry & Police firearms
departments. Through our fully qualified firearms instructors, Executive Days provides
specialist firearms training into many diverse work based locations, for example
in airports & to National Park rangers. Our specialist training programmes include:
Firearms training for Section 1 & 2 firearms such as shotguns, rifles & flare pistols.
Familiarisation training with de-activated firearms for Security departments.
Testing & certification of staff.
Risk assessments for the use, secure carriage & storage of firearms.
Security advice for storage systems & alarms.
Supply of firearms & ammunition to authorised certificate holders.
Repairs & replacements for existing licensed firearms.
Amalgamation of firearms training & practice into team building events.
A typical training programme starts by establishing the experience of each user,
before turning to areas such as withdrawal of a firearm from storage, safe carriage,
loading, firing & unloading, & the return to secure storage. Training ensures that
all involved understand the need for systems that record the removal & return of
firearms to & from safe storage. An understanding of ‘safe areas’ of fire, & ‘fallout’
areas of spent shot, is provided, including consideration of topography, boundaries,
safety of persons within any given area, & the potential consequences of incorrect
or careless use of a firearm. Training in the storage & use of ammunition, & the
maintenance & repair of firearms is provided, as is an explanation of the qualifications
needed by staff using firearms, particularly where the licensed users do not use
firearms outside of the work environment.
In addition to the training of staff, Executive Days provides a liaison service.
In any occupation & location, it is probable that some employees who use firearms
may live in more than one Police force area, but all Police forces need to be correctly
advised on the role, requirements & experience of employees who are licensed from
their home addresses - a service that Executive Days can provide.
If you have existing firearms users, full refresher training is available for employees
who do not use firearms other than for their work, & as such get infrequent opportunities
to ‘live fire’.