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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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00September 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Personal Presentation as a Security Officer

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. [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00September 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Understanding the Law

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00August 31st, 2015|Comments Off on How to Deal With & Deter Drink Spiking

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00August 31st, 2015|Comments Off on Hazards in the Workplace: Identifying & Controlling

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00August 24th, 2015|Comments Off on Making an arrest as a Security Officer

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00August 24th, 2015|Comments Off on What is a Trespasser?

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. [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:02+11:00August 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Self-defense in the security industry

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:03+11:00August 17th, 2015|Comments Off on Bomb Threat Phone Call Response

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:03+11:00August 10th, 2015|Comments Off on PPE in the Workplace

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 [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:03+11:00August 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Communicating with your Security Client