In a significant achievement within the field of security engineering, Ben Hawkins, Partner and Director of Advisory at CHC Global, has been recognised by the RSES as a Principal in General Security Advice (GSA). This is one of the highest levels of recognition to be awarded and signifies a comprehensive mastery in security management, risk assessment, and security planning and denotes a deep understanding of security principles, methodologies, and practices. Individuals who attain this level are considered highly proficient.
The RSES is administered and run by the Institution of Civil Engineers and is sponsored by the National Protective Security Authority (NPSA), providing a benchmark of quality against which registrants have been assessed. There is a growing importance for security engineering in today’s society and this achievement is a testament to Ben’s extensive expertise in the field.
The distinction between a GSA Principal and a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) specialist within the RSES is significant. While a HVM specialist is focused on hostile vehicle threats, including their prevention and mitigation. GSA Principals possesses a broad knowledge of security matters. GSA Principals are equipped to collaborate effectively with HVM specialists, offering a holistic approach to security challenges.
For members of the Perimeter Security Suppliers Association (PSSA), the expertise of an RSES GSA Principal like Hawkins can be invaluable. Their broad security knowledge can assist in identifying and mitigating potential threats, developing risk management strategies, ensuring compliance with security regulations, and providing training and development opportunities. This comprehensive support can significantly enhance the security capabilities of PSSA members.
“Congratulations to Ben Hawkins on his exceptional achievement. His expertise, now recognised through the RSES GSA Principal certification, will be instrumental in offering support and guidance to our members at the PSSA. This will undoubtedly enhance our collective security strategies and strengthen our resilience against emerging threats,” said Paul Jeffrey, Chairman of the PSSA. “The comprehensive security knowledge that a GSA Principal brings is vital in areas such as threat identification, risk management, regulatory compliance, and in providing valuable training and development opportunities for our members, significantly elevating our overall security stance.”
CHC Global, are strategic malicious risk consultants and can offer security engineering advice and guidance. CHC Global values RSES recognition and Hawkins award aligns with their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the security field. It not only enhances the credibility of their team but also ensures they are at the forefront of security engineering practices and innovations.
Ben Hawkins’ achievement of the RSES GSA Principal Grade marks a significant milestone for both himself and CHC Global. It highlights the importance of advanced security expertise in an increasingly complex and threat-prone world.