HQ1 At Its Best!

TA’AZ Local National PSD recently supported two high profile Client visits in Basra and Baghdad. An International Client who provided excellent feedback to the Team who did 141 proud. The perfect opportunity to get the wheels dirty on our new Fleet! Thank you Team and all the Support elements!

TA’AZ Security 141 – IOC Contract Award July 2018

TA’AZ are delighted to have been Awarded a Contract to provide a large Static Guard Force to a new & valued International Oil Company Client from July 2018. Testament to the complete Team’s effort. The hard work will continue to ensure delivery to the standard expected of ourselves, and the Client. To support this Award, TA’AZ Training Academy are busy with Static Guard Courses doing what they do best preparing our personnel to represent TA’AZ Security 141.

July’s Close Protection and FPOS-I Courses will be completed by the end of July 2018 and TA’AZ Local personnel will be employed onto Current Projects with an Internationally Accredited and Certified qualification.

TA’AZ Security 141 – New Contract Award – September 2017

TA’AZ Security 141 are delighted to have been awarded the Contract to provide Static & Mobile Security Services to Novomet FZE. As always a Team effort through the Tender & Mobilisation phases with a successful result supporting a new & valued Client. Well done Team!

TA’AZ Security 141 Awarded OHSAS 18001 Accreditation

This month TA’AZ Security 141 has been awarded Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001 Accreditation. This is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems. This will assist in the delivery of our Security Services and, ensure standards are maintained, and exceeded where possible.

TA’AZ Senior Management were hugely appreciative of the effort the Team put in to achieve this Accreditation with a particular Thank You to our Training Manager, Doug Sneddon!

After retaining PSC 1 Accreditation also this month, OHSAS 18001 strengthens our position in the Security Industry and our desire to remain the Number 1 Iraqi Security Provider in Southern Iraq.


TA’AZ Security 141 complete first Mobile Security Task in Baghdad!

Following years of successfully operating throughout Southern Iraq, in April, May & July TA’AZ Security 141 completed our first Tasks in Baghdad. One of our Internationally Qualified Local Teams provided Mobile Security support to a valued commercial Client. The Team, all local to Baghdad felt ‘at home’ visiting various locations supported by a member of the Management Team who was on hand to liaise with the Client to ensure all ran smoothly. Assistance provided by the Communications, Logistics, Fleet, Operations and HR Departments ensured that each Task was a success. Local knowledge yet again proved to be invaluable and the all the Team did the Company proud to ensure that we delivered a quality and, bespoke service to our Client. Well done Team!

Range Day!

In March the TA’AZ Security Training Academy took over 70 of our Iraqi security staff through their annual range live firing practice. The instructors gave our staff tuition on marksmanship ensuring everyone departed the range with greater confidence and skill.

Never missing a training opportunity our Training Manager guided his Instructors through a thorough risk assessment of the activities. Safety is always our priority!

This annual practice is the last link in the loop of continuous training and assessment. The Team Leaders and Site Security Managers pass on their knowledge while conducting a thorough package of weapon handling skills. The package covers everything from correct firing positions to effects of the weather. Furthermore staff are given instruction on the ‘Rules for the Use of Force’ as well as guidance from the ‘International Code of Conduct’ (ICOC) and ‘The Voluntary Principles of Security and Human Rights’ (VPSHR). Consequently our team members are more able to make informed decisions in times of crisis.


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International Close Protection Course

International Close Protection Course.

TA’AZ Security 141 successfully completed their third Internationally Recognised Close Protection Course. The 16 day arduous course allows our Local National workforce to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of what is required of a Professional Close Protection Operator.

The Course consists of 13 Modules ranging from the Roles and Responsibilities to Conflict Management. All 13 Modules have to be Successfully Completed along with a 2 hour question Test Paper.

TA’AZ Security 141 employs Local Nationals along with Expats allowing for Equality and Diversity throughout the company.

TA’AZ Security 141 Employs over 20 Fully Qualified Local National Close Protection Officers, all integrated with Expats and working directly with our International Clients within Command Positions.


International Close Protection Course

Client Extraction on Foot

International Close Protection Course


Security firm receives diversity award from UEL’s Noon Centre


A security company has won the 2016 Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business ‘Impact Award’ for its efforts to train and promote native Iraqis within the firm’s management ranks.

Dan Gawn, business development manager of TA’AZ Security 141, was praised for establishing ‘The Future Leaders’ Programme’, which equips Iraqis to take on management and leadership roles in Iraq alongside the company’s diverse management team.

TA’AZ Security 141 provides professional high-level security services to corporate clients in Iraq, with particular emphasis on oil sites and ‘close person’ protection.

Commenting on the award, Mr Gawn said: “TA’AZ Security 141 is very excited to have been recognised and acknowledged for the work we have been doing to promote diversity.

“The ability to have diversity with Iraqi and non-Western staff in positions of responsibility and authority is because TA’AZ has taken the time and used resources to train and lead these people. We are proud to be an Iraqi company that is helping  develop Iraq as a nation.”

The programme has been running since last year and has already trained 36 people – “and many more to go,” said Mr Gawn.

Collecting the award in Mr Gawn’s absence was Andy Roberts, logistics and fleet manger with TA’AZ Security 141. He explained that when the company first went to Iraq, it was clear they needed to have fully-trained Iraqi employees at every level, who could bridge the language and cultural gap between the company, its clients and local communities.

The awards ceremony was part of the Noon Centre’s annual Global Equality and Diversity conference held at the London Marriott Hotel West India Quay.

The Noon Centre, which is based at the University of East London (UEL), was founded by the late Lord Gulem Noon, who was Chancellor of UEL from 2013 until his death in October 2015.

A range of high-profile speakers attended, including Shabir Randeree, UEL’s recently inaugurated Chancellor, Lord Kamlesh Patel, UEL’s director of strategic partnerships, Jay Jadeja, CEO of Football for Peace, and Jo Swinson, the former Liberal Democrat MP.

Attendees from government offices, universities, professional institutes and the public sector had the chance to hear several keynote presentations and attend a range of seminars on how to better understand and develop diversity and inclusion practice in the workplace.

TA'AZ Security 141 Global Equality and Diversity Award Certificate

TA’AZ Security 141 Global Equality and Diversity Award Certificate

Please go to this link to view full article on TA’AZ Security 141 https://www.uel.ac.uk/News/2016/11/GED-Noon


PSC1 for TA’AZ 141

The process that started 8 months ago saw today the final on-site audit from American Global Standard. Dr Riyadh  congratulates the BD and Quality Assurance Manager Dan Gawn on TA’AZ Security 141 being recommended for PSC1 certification.

TA’AZ Security 141 is committed to providing quality to  their clients and the accreditation of the Quality Assurance Management System – PSC1  provides a global bench mark for private security companies (PSC).

TA’AZ Security 141 strives for continual improvement and sees this qualification as tangible evidence that it continues to seek out and adopt processes that support the company vision;

“To continue our position as No 1 Iraqi security provider in Southern Iraq”.

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FPOS-I Medical Training

TA’AZ Security 141 – has a Training Academy which conducts a wide variety of security and “oil and gas” support courses such as First Aid at Work,  Fire Safety, Food Safety and more advanced courses such as Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.

The Training Academy has just completed First Person on the Scene- Intermediate  (FPOS -I) training for Expat and Iraqi Team Leaders. This is possible as the Training Academy is accredited by a UK based medical company to conduct this level of advanced medical training. Training was conducted in Rumaila at TA’AZ Camp on Contractor Row.

Photos below show extraction of casualty from a Road Traffic Accident.


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