Communication Key to Security in the Coral Coast

The second Coral Coast Security Forum got under way at the Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji this morning.

The forum made up of hotels and resorts around Coral Coast and the Tourist Police meet once a month to discuss issues relating to fire and security at their properties and in the region.

In opening the forum the General Manager of the Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji Peter Hopgood stated the fundamental security goal of hotels and resorts is to keep their guests and staff safe. The key to achieving this goal is communication via these forums, he added.

“One of my biggest responsibilities is ensuring the safety of our guests and my staff. I have to ensure that all my staff go home safe every night and our guests return to their countries unharmed,” Mr. Hopgood said.

“I cannot stress how important communication is when dealing with these issues. We need to share information and talk about the tough stuff to create safer properties and a safe region,” Mr. Hopgood told the forum.

“I urge all of you to discuss these issues frankly and I wish you the best in finding solutions to the problems that we face with fire and security”, he added.

Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji Security and OHS Manager Leone Rokovada said ways to continuously improve on fire safety mechanisms will also be discussed at the forum.

“We have a lot of experience coming in from the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa who have their own fire unit at their resort. We are hoping to learn from them to better gauge where we are in terms of our fire fighting capabilities and responses. This will ensure that we have the correct infrastructure and procedures in place to counter any emergency,” he added.

Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji was recently recognized as the Best Deluxe Accommodation in Fiji at the 2012 AON Excellence in Tourism awards, as well as the Best Fine Dining Restaurant.

The resort prides itself on delivering all the luxury of a five star property with the unforgettable warmth only found in a traditional Fijian village.

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