About Service

Training courses and being prepared is at the core of any security service and in order to be in a state of readiness we need to train for that event we hope will never occur. There are some common types of emergency response that are inside of our control and those that are outside of our control.  Crisis response is how we deal with these situations as they occur and develop. We can prepare for such situations by training and keeping Specialist Security Services we have teams with the correct skillset to conduct you  up to date with case studies of previous events that have occurred.

Situations that are outside of control are like natural events, earthquakes, bush fires, floods and storms for example. We cannot control when they occur but can train for the response in the aftermath. Quiet often natural disaster come with humanitarian disaster; which in turn brings with it danger to the security of the person, people, assets and businesses.

Specialist Security Services we have teams with the correct skillset to conduct training courses to prepare you for any eventuality. We will guide you through a process of training, assessment, reassessment and implementation.

Training Courses We Offer.

Emergency Response Training

Course Objectives:

To equip all participants with the knowledge and skills to assess threats and calmly and professionally manage emergencies that may arise in their workplace. These could be events such as fires, chemical accidents, explosions or even Tiger kidnapping scenarios.

Course Aim:

To facilitate the prompt, efficient and effective response by in-house emergency responders to an unforeseen event until such time as third party professionals arrive on-site.

Course Outline:

  • Review of appropriate legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Identification of threat
  • Potential emergencies and review of actual Case Studies
  • Procedures required for operating an effective emergency response team
  • Controlling an emergency until professional responders arrive
  • Dealing with fires / chemical spills…
  • Maintenance and testing of all emergency equipment and detectors
  • Operating safely in breathing apparatus or personal protection equipment
  • Managing an evacuation
  • Undertaking a search and rescue
  • Reporting and briefing records for third party experts
  • Managing Public relations where appropriate
  • Evaluation of performance post the event

Training Methodology:

Lectures with AV equipment and video clips. Physical demonstration of BA and PPE.

Assessment:

All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.

Participant Profile:

Any individual working in a high-risk industry is employed in a health and safety or operations role or manages a team employed in a hazardous area.

Number of Participants:10

Duration:1 day

Certification:Valid for 3 years

Chemical Safety Training

Course Objectives:
To train all participants in identifying risks and implementing best practice when handling, moving or storing chemicals in the workplace.
Course Aim:
To ensure that all participants are aware of the hazards involved in working with chemicals and are protected by their employers working to strict protocols outlined in the 2007 Code of Practice for Safety, Health and Welfare (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001.
Course Outline:
  • Introduction to legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Definition of a hazardous substance and flammability characteristics
  • Identification and knowledge of key terms (SDS/TVL/UEL/LEL…)
  • Importance of clear labelling – flammable / corrosive
  • Routes of entry into the body
  • Potential injuries
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • First responder guidelines – assessment and assistance
  • Evacuation protocols including briefing material for emergency responders
  • Decontamination principles
  • Legal reporting requirements
Training Methodology:
Lectures with AV equipment and video clips. Key hazard signs for identification.
Demonstration of PPE.
Assessment:
All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a theory test at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.
Participant Profile:
Any person who is required to handle hazardous material in the course of their duties at work including delivery personnel and on-site employees, Managers and health and safety officials.
Number of Participants: 10
Duration: 3 hours
Certification: Valid for 3 years

Basic First Aid Training

To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to administer basic first aid to an injured party within the workplace.

Course Objectives:

To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to administer basic first aid to an injured party within the workplace.

Course Aim:

To provide the participant with a range of knowledge and the confidence to apply their practical skills to treat minor injuries that occur.

Course Outline:

  • Identification and assessment of the level of health issue
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Sprains and breaks
  • Respiratory problems
  • Heart attack
  • Fainting and unconsciousness
  • Chemical burns / ingesting of poisonous material
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Other

Training Methodology:

Lectures with the use of AV equipment. Practical demonstration (dressing of wounds and recovery position).

Assessment:

All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.

Participant Profile:

Any person who has an interest in first aid skills or who is required to undertake the role of First Aider within his / her employment / club.

Number of Participants: 12

Duration: 3 hours

Certification: Valid for 2 years

Working in Confined Spaces

Course Objectives:

To detail what a confined space is, to educate users of the risks associated with this type of work and to fully inform and increase awareness of best practice for those working in confined spaces or those responsible for managing employees undertaking such work.

Course Aim:

To maximise the safety, health and welfare of those working in this environment by educating participants of legislative guidelines governing this work (2001 Confined Space Regulations) which will enable them to fully meet the challenges of this treacherous operational environment.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Review of recent accidents
  • Identifying hazards working within confined spaces
  • Protocols for evacuation and making safe real threats
  • Overview of equipment used working in enclosed environments
  • Testing for toxic and flammable gases
  • Use of breathing apparatus
  • Demonstration of detector alarms

Training Methodology:

Lectures with AV equipment, flip chart and video clips. Practical experience in a confined space with BA.

Assessment:

All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical test at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.

Participant Profile:

Any person who is required to work in, or manage workers operating in confined spaces or health and safety professionals responsible for providing safe place and systems of work.

Number of Participants: 10

Duration: 1day

Certification: Valid for 3 years

Fire Awareness Training

To give all participants the skills to maintain a safe operating environment free from the threat of fire, whilst assisting them with the judgement to assess a threat level in the event of such an occurrence.

Course Objectives:

To give all participants the skills to maintain a safe operating environment free from the threat of fire, whilst assisting them with the judgement to assess a threat level in the event of such an occurrence.

Course Aim:

To cover a wide range of topics to allow the participant have a confidence in identifying risks, a knowledge on the use of equipment and the skills to modify poor behaviour.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Health & Safety legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Identifying support network
  • Types of fire
  • Fire fighting equipment and appropriate use
  • Storage of flammable items
  • Identifying exits and adhering to evacuation procedures
  • Injury prevention

Training Methodology:

Lectures with AV equipment and video clips. Participants will also be shown how to identify the correct types of fire extinguishers for the appropriate fire, and how to use a fire extinguisher in the event of an emergency.

Assessment:

All participants have to demonstrate their learning by passing a Summary Questionnaire at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.

Participant Profile:

Any person who has an interest in maintaining a safe fire-free environment or for all employees as part of basic H & S awareness during Induction training.

Number of Participants: 12

Duration: 3 hours

Certification: Valid for 3 years

Occupational First Aid Training

To facilitate all participants with in-depth training on a wide range of topics allowing the first aider to deliver first responder care in the event of an emergency with a high degree of skill.

Course Objectives:
To facilitate all participants with in-depth training on a wide range of topics allowing the first aider to deliver first responder care in the event of an emergency with a high degree of skill.
Course Aim:
To meet the obligations of the employer set out in The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. That is, to have a number of fully trained Occupation First Aiders deployed across the organisation available to treat a variety of injuries at work ranging from minor to life threatening.
Course Outlne:
  • Obligations under current legislation
  • Assessment of patient
  • Providing a safe and private treatment area
  • Respiratory issues
  • Cardiac emergencies (including CPR (Cardio pulmonary resuscitation) and use of de-fibrillators)
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Burns, scalds, electrocution
  • Treating chemical / poison inhalation / burns
  • Evacuation
Training Methodology: 
Lectures with AV equipment and video clips. Large emphasis on practical training.
Assessment: 
All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.
Participant Profile: 
Any person who has already acquired basic first aid training and has a Management, supervisory or H & S role with an organisation / club.
Number of Participants: 10
Duration: 3 days
Certification: Valid for 3 years

Manual Handling

To train all participants on identifying the techniques and acquiring the skills to move, push or carry loads safely within the workplace in order to minimise occupational injuries at work.

Course Objectives: 
To train all participants on identifying the techniques and acquiring the skills to move, push or carry loads safely within the workplace in order to minimise occupational injuries at work.
Course Aim: 
To ensure that the employers obligations to provide a safe place and a safe system of work to all employees under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations 2007 are met.
Course Outline:
  • Introduction to legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Types of common injury
  • Anatomy of Spine – identification of safe movement / dangerous movement
  • Principles of safe manual handling
  • Injury prevention / Best practice
Training Methodology: 
Lectures with the use of AV equipment and video clips. Discussion groups where applicable.
Assessment: 
All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration at the end of the course prior to passing the course and receiving SST certification.
Participant Profile:
Any person who is required to handle goods in the course of their duties at work and is required to do so safely without putting themselves / others at risk.
Number of Participants: 12
Duration: 3 hours
Certicifation: Valid for 3 years

VDU / DSE Assessor Training

To fully inform all participants on the legislation governing the use of visual display equipment, the obligations of the employer and employee under the law and the means to remedy unsafe practice or equipment.

Course Objectives: 
To fully inform all participants on the legislation governing the use of visual display equipment, the obligations of the employer and employee under the law and the means to remedy unsafe practice or equipment.
Course Aim: 
To equip all participants with the knowledge, skills and ability to undertake assessments on Visual display units and Display screen equipment.
Course Outline: 
  • Review of legislation (2005 and 2007)
  • Role of the employer and employee
  • Interpretation of a suitable workstation
  • Identifying real hazards
  • Role of ergonomics
  • Types of injury
  • Training required for employees / preventative techniques applied to reduce incidents
  • Undertaking a risk assessment
  • Formation of VDU / DSE Safe Work Practice Policy
  • Incident reporting
  • New developments
Training Methodology:
Lectures with the use of AV equipment. Practical demonstration and Q & A.
Assessment: 
All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration and the completion of a questionnaire at the end of the course prior to receiving SST certification.
Participant Profile: 
Any person who has a role as Manager / Safety Representative or any individual who has an interest in health and safety at work.
Number of Participants: 12
Duration: 6 hours
Certification: Valid for 2 years

General Office Awareness

To train all participants on identifying the potential hazards in their workplace, provide them with solutions to minimise risk and make them aware of their employers and their own obligations and duties under current health and safety legislation.

Course Objectives: 
To train all participants on identifying the potential hazards in their workplace, provide them with solutions to minimise risk and make them aware of their employers and their own obligations and duties under current health and safety legislation.
Course Aim: 
To give all attendees the confidence and knowledge to work safely and efficiently within their work environment in full compliance with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work and the 2007 General Application Regulations.
Course Outline: 
  • Introduction to current legislation
  • Duties of care – employee / employer
  • Identification of hazards within the work environment
  • Workstation – ergonomics and VDU/DSE
  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety
  • First aid
  • Appointing safety representation / role
  • Pregnant employees
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Bullying / harassment and dealing with stress
  • Office security
  • Reporting and incident logging
Training Methodology: 
Lectures with the use of AV equipment and video clips. Practical demonstration of some subject areas.
Assessment: 
All participants have to demonstrate their learning with a practical demonstration and answer a short questionnaire at the end of the training prior to passing the course and receiving SST certification.
Participant Profile: 
All employees and any Manager / Safety Representative with responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment.
Number of Participants: 12
Duration: 3 hours
Certification: Valid for 3 years

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