150px-MinistryofDefence.svgContract Security UK are pleased to announce that our training arm ‘Contract Security Training’ have just been awarded the contract to provide First Aid at Work training to all of the personnel at the headquarters of NATO in the UK, The Royal Navy, The Army and The Royal Air Force in Northwood, London. This contract further cements our growing reputation for delivering informative education in a dynamic and innovative manner.

The Permanent Joint Headquarters
The Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) is the British tri-service headquarters from where all overseas military operations are planned and controlled. It is situated at Northwood Headquarters in Northwood, London.

The Permanent Joint Headquarters is commanded by the Chief of Joint Operations (CJO). The current CJO is Lieutenant General David Capewell. The Permanent Joint Headquarters is accountable to the Commander of the UK Joint Forces Command.


The Permanent Joint Headquarters was established in April 1996 to enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of UK-led joint, potentially joint and multi-national operations, and to exercise operational command of UK forces assigned to multinational operations led by others.

In 2006 major construction works commenced to improve the functionality of the site: the works, which involve the refurbishment or replacement of many of the key buildings for the Permanent Joint Headquarters, are being carried under a Private Finance Initiative contract by Carillion. Queen Elizabeth II visited the site on 6 May 2010 to open one of the new buildings, part of a £150 million redevelopment of the site.

Multi National Headquarters
Within the same building as the Permanent Joint Headquarters there is also a Multi National Headquarters for the command of European Union military operations. Personnel to support this structure are seconded from existing NATO and national posts on the site, augmented from elsewhere as required. This Multi National Headquarters is currently staffed by EU personnel commanding Counter Piracy operations.

Contract Security UK look forward to working with them on all their First Aid Training needs, now and in the future.