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Are Your Security Personnel Well Trained?

I was just thinking, how securities are always in the nooks and crannies of the company all day everyday of the week, month and year...have you noticed, how securities are the ones you meet and can see at every section of your Company? How much does your security know about safety of the people, information and assets "all they need to know or do falls within those three categories", my candid advice is that you should please, if your Company is of the slightest value to you, ensure your security is well grounded (well trained) on Safety, Health and Environment. 

Did I just hear you ask why? well the answer to your question is simply because, since they are always found in every section of the Company, they witness every activity that goes on whether wrong or right, dangerous, hazardous, risky or safe, if they are well grounded they will be able to control any trivial incidence before it goes out of control or cost the Company the whole Company itself. I hope you now realize why it is of utmost necessity for you to ensure your security personnel is sound in all ramification?

Still let me make it easy by giving you a scenario: assume there was a spark which resulted to just a small fire in a section of your Company and a few of your staff who were trained in controlling fire are not in this section, even the security on ground knows absolutely nothing about controlling small fire. How do you think the whole scenario would end?....well at this point I will leave that to you to resolve, I am sure you would find out sooner or later, "I ones had a mentor who said: train an apprentice everything they need to know and they will forget as soon as the training ends but let them find out some information and work on their own and they would not forget in a very long time, well I am not expecting you to wait till their is a fire outbreak for you to resolve how the scenario would turn out.

Still, have you noticed how ignorant most companies are? When they outsource security to another Company they tend to have the idea/notion that they have already been trained from their mother company or better still, they simply do not care if they have been trained or not, so they don't even bother training them. Well for your information, ensuring your securities gain all the knowledge they need, to carry out their duties perfectly is only to your own advantage....Being ignorant or doing the right thing can either make or break your Company, the choice is yours, it all depends on what you really want and what value you place on your Company.

Same goes to you ensuring proper implementation and practice of Safety, Health and Environment Management System in your Company, it is mostly to your advantage. Article coming up soon