British Pipeline Agency extends working relationship with Axis Security for protecting critical infrastructure

The British Pipeline Agency Limited (BPA), a leading UK pipeline operator and consultant, has moved to extend its working relationship with Axis Security to proactively protect its UK pipeline infrastructure.

“The BPA is happy to be working closely with Axis Security in protecting the UK pipeline infrastructure for which we are responsible as operators,” explained Andrew Murray, security manager for the BPA. “Axis is providing the BPA with a professional nationwide security management service under BPA’s own Security Management Strategy, delivering a proactive surveillance and deterrent to any attempted interference with critical UK pipeline infrastructures.”

Murray added: “I was happy to approach Axis Security to provide this service and we now have two ‘Proactive Pipeline Surveillance Security Patrols’ providing mobile surveillance in Axis liveried vehicles.”

Axis Security’s units comprise four employees covering two patrols, a north and south team, with each officer working 40 hours per week.

This extension of Axis and BPA’s security relationship furthers the existing round-the-clock security responsibilities protecting BPA’s Kingsbury Oil Terminal Site.

“The officers provide a very autonomous, but vital role for BPA,” concluded Murray. “Our proactive stance is now being echoed by other pipeline operators.”

David Mundell, managing director of Axis Security, commented that the company’s security officers are even more vital for protecting the wider BPA operation. “This is a good example of a fully-functional security operation being extended through our officers’ hard work and dedication at an existing site,” asserted Mundell.

The BPA controls and manages over 800 kilometres of pipeline systems extending from Merseyside, through the Midlands and down to the River Thames in the South East of England.

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