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Personal Presentation as a Security Officer

A security guard is a professional individual in the community. As such, they must present a professional image that gives an air of strength, alertness and efficiency. As an employee, you are representing not only yourself, but also your employer company and the client you are working for. Often, you will be dealing with clients [...]

September 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Understanding the Law

The law is a system of rules and standards enforced by the state to ensure the safety, well being and survival of society. As a trained Security Guard or Emergency Services Officer, you will need to understand the functions and framework of the law in order to operate and conduct yourself properly within the industry. [...]

September 7th, 2015|0 Comments

How to Deal With & Deter Drink Spiking

Deterring and reducing the likelihood of drink spiking in a venue you are working in is part of your duty of care. Unlike voluntary illegal drug use, drink spiking is the involuntary consumption of what can be very dangerous and sometimes life threatening substances. Drink spiking occurs within night club, bar or festival type venues [...]

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Hazards in the Workplace: Identifying & Controlling

Emergency Services Officers and Security Officers must familiarize themselves with their workplace hazard identification policies and procedures. All workplaces should be assessed accordingly with findings acted on to ensure optimal safety and functionality of the site. The following is a list of Occupational Health and Safety policies that can help to identify potential hazards and [...]

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Making an arrest as a Security Officer

An “arrest” is defined as the action of seizing a person with an intent to restrain and take into custody. It should also be noted that, if the circumstances allow, a person may submit to the arrest merely by being informed of the intention, without the need for physical restraint. Contrary to common thought, anyone [...]

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

What is a Trespasser?

A trespasser is a person who enters and remains on a property after being advised or warned by the occupier or owner or a representative of. To define a person as a trespasser, you must remove their right to stay on the premises, by clarifying the reasons for the situation. To do so, you need [...]

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Self-defense in the security industry

There are two considerations that the law takes into account when defending a charge of assault to define whether or not it qualifies as a reasonable amount of force, and therefore self-defense. On reasonable grounds, the accused believed the amount of force used to defend him/herself or another person was necessary. The belief was reasonable. [...]

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

PPE in the Workplace

PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is special safety equipment that you may be advised to wear in relation to specific hazards within your work site. When potential workplace hazards are identified, PPE regulations are put in place specifically to address that hazard. The PPE required for your workplace is decided upon by regulatory bodies and [...]

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Communicating with your Security Client

When working as a trained security officer, you will be expected to contribute to  professional, succinct communications with your company’s clients. A client may require changes in services to meet particular needs. In order to grasp the entirety of these requests, you may need to prompt the client for new information. They may not be [...]

August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

What is Considered a Standard Alcoholic Drink?

  When working in the hospitality industry, security officers and emergency response officers will come into regular contact with patrons consuming alcohol. In order to monitor alcohol consumption safely, officers need to understand the concept of a standard drink. One standard alcoholic drink is defined as a beverage that contains 10 grams of pure alcohol. [...]

August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments