Define Your Skills

The Security industry is a dynamic environment with many responsibilities and requires various education and skills.


The purpose of this blog is not to cover the in-depth discussion around this but to help entry-level, and front-line staff identify the value of thinking of their role as specific as opposed to general.


In any Security and Protection role, you will be responsible for three key areas. Protection of Property, People and Information.


As people are the standard connection between these three responsibilities, we will be focusing on the three principles interventions.


  • Verbal Interventions (Communications)

  • Medical Interventions (Mental and Physical Health)

  • Physical Intervention (Force Options)


Verbal Intervention

Listening and understanding are essential to all communication. This role is the first point of contact on any team response. You can identify the needs of the circumstance and apply the correct strategies setups up the situation successfully. You have your support team to ensure your physical and medical needs are met once you have assessed your scene and prioritized it.

Recommended Courses: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Report Writing (After incident documentation)


Medical Intervention

In this role, you would be responding to medical situations and emergencies. This can include both physical and mental health issues. You will be able to identify and prioritize the risks and have the skills to stabilize or resolve them. This is critical for principle emergencies and support functions such as crowd control and persons in shock.

Recommended Courses: Standard First Aid Level C, STOP THE BLEED, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care


Physical Intervention

Safety First! Physical intervention team members help maintain physical safety for their team and the public. If verbal intervention cannot resolve, physical force options may be required. If you are preventing further force from others, then you can ensure the safety of your medic team member to ensure the continued safety of your team.

Recommended Courses: Engaging with Homeless Populations, Close Protection Level 3


Profesional Development

When it comes to building a solid foundation for your career path, have a specific area of skill that can help you demonstrate your strengths in a team environment and show your ability to operate alone.


We want to look at the differences between an employee and a professional. An employee is a quality dedicated worker who can meet regular operations' day-to-day needs. As an employee, you rely on your employer to provide your training and inform you of your everyday requirements.


Professional professionals invest in themselves, and you spend time, money, and effort to build up your skills, knowledge, and experience to help you grow. YOu feel confident to provide direction and guidance to the employees around you. When you apply for a job, you stand out as a professional as your character is the reflection and not just your work history.


Both positions are required and have significant value. The goal of this post is for you to consider your role and purpose within the security and to feel confident in your directions.

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