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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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:40+11:00September 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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:40+11:00August 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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:40+11:00August 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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:41+11:00August 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. [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:41+11:00August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Bomb Threat Phone Call Response

Unfortunately, bomb threats, whether they are hoaxes or not, are a common occurrence when you are in the security and emergency response industry. It is important to treat every instance as serious and legitimate. If the threat is received via telephone call, the officer receiving the call must record details constantly and get as much [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:41+11:00August 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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:41+11:00August 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 [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:41+11:00August 10th, 2015|0 Comments