Foreign UK Airport Workers with Access to Aircraft Not Screened

Nick Fishman

Reuters is reporting that foreign airport workers with access to commercial aircraft in the UK have not undergone a background check(See full story)

This is flat-out scary and the assessment in the article that this unfortunate loophole never represented a security threat is a joke.  If it never represented a threat, then why have they indicated that this oversight needed to be correct right away?

Some thing stinks across the pond!

I don’t believe that the security experts who are paid to sweat the details just forgot that screening needed to take place.  International background screening probably just wasn’t as readily available or as easily understood as it is today.  As time passed, it was probably just forgotten.  With the information available today, there is no excuse for not performing a more thorough search.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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