Security Guard Training

The kind of training that a security guard will be given may well depend on the type of security job that they take on and the sector that they work in. Although it is not essential that a security guard completes an official training course many individuals and companies will nowadays take up training in specific security skills. There are, for example, various courses endorsed by the SIA (Security Industry Association) that may be useful here.

So, for example, a security guard could take up formal training in:

The kind of training a security guard gets may depend on the company or individual that he/she works for. A supermarket, for example, may give basic training on the issues that apply to that sector of business such as how to spot and apprehend shoplifters. And, a night club may need their security guards to understand about other issues such as crowd control, conflict management and door supervision.