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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

Emergency Structures within Buildings

  As an Emergency Services Officer or Security Officer, your place of work may be subject to emergency drills or emergency evacuations in some circumstances. In any workplace, you need to be aware of all evacuation and assembly area procedures should evacuations occur. It is also paramount that you are aware of the emergency structures [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Body language in the Security Industry

Nonverbal communication can have marked influence on situations in the security industry. During your security officer training, you will learn extensively about how to use appropriate body language according to your situation. The body language you use as a security officer can support your function as a protective or helpful role. It can also present [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Understanding the Court System

  To understand our justice system in Australia as a trained Australian Security Officer, we need to understand the roles of the various courts. The courts system is divided up into five levels in order to interpret the various types of laws. The use of each is determined by the nature (Common or Criminal) and [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Infection Control in the Workplace

As a security guard, emergency services officer or first aid officer, you will encounter pre-hospital environments where cross-infection is a high risk. Fortunately there are some simple procedures that everyone should adhere to in order to minimise the chance of this occurring.   Firstly, what is a communicable disease? A communicable or contagious disease is [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

France & Australia to Swap Counter Terrorism Officers to Improve National Security

After the recent brushes with terrorism-related events in both countries, Tony Abbot and Francois Hollande discussed the prospect of swapping counter-terrorism officers in a bid to improve national security. Nick Miller reported the following details from Paris. France and Australia to Swap Counter-Terrorism Officers to Improve National Security

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00May 4th, 2015|0 Comments