10 08, 2015

Communicating with your Security Client

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

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 [...]

3 08, 2015

What is Considered a Standard Alcoholic Drink?

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

  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. [...]

3 08, 2015

Handling Aggression as a Security Officer

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

You will come across situations in during your careers in the Emergency and Security industries that will require you to deal with aggressive people. These people may be upset, protective, scared or intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. In any case it is important that the aggression presented is not denied or repressed. Acknowledging anger is [...]

27 07, 2015

Varieties of Electronic Access Control (EAC)

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

  Whilst on patrol duty or managing point of entry at a site, a security officer will encounter various types of electronic access controls. These types of controls are active security measures and act as major deterrents. The locks are electronically released on identification of the person trying to enter. Depending on the type used, [...]

27 07, 2015

Emergency Structures within Buildings

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

  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 [...]

22 07, 2015

A Message from Superintendent Brett Curran

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

It is now a year since I commenced at the Licensing & Regulation Division (LRD). The time flies when you’re working with good people. Up until the end of June the ever diligent and tireless staff of LRD have processed almost 137,000 applications and renewals for firearms licences, and private security licences and registrations. This [...]

20 07, 2015

Body language in the Security Industry

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

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 [...]

20 07, 2015

Understanding the Court System

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

  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 [...]

13 07, 2015

Infection Control in the Workplace

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

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 [...]

13 07, 2015

Tracking & Monitoring Shipping Container Content

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

  Maritime cargo goes through rigorous procedures to make sure that the content carried is not compromised or tampered with during transition. There are several systems in place that detect any tampering with and allow for the safe assessment of shipping container contents.   Tagging and Tracking This technology system is a way of tagging [...]

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