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LONG 529 - Security Management: Safety and Protection of Corporate Facilities (3 Weeks)

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Course Description

The security of governmental buildings and facilities affects not only the daily operations of the government but also the health, well-being, and safety of employees and the public. This also applies to important facilities operated by private companies or non-profit organizations. There is a need for building protection by investigating, detecting, deterring and disrupting security threats. In order to protect and safeguard effectively and efficiently, personnel need to be trained in communication skills, infrastructural know-how and methodologies for the coordination of relevant parties. This course is designed to provide necessary skills and instill participants with examples of best practices and the familiarity to implement them individually.

This detailed and interactive course is designed to give a thorough understanding of how to manage security within an organisation. It is designed for both experienced and non-experienced security managers. The course focuses on developments in security management and addresses some of the more complex issues of corporate security management.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the requirements of security needs of building and facilities
  • Get familiar and evaluate security standards
  • Understand policies for security and protection
  • Implement appropriate security measures
  • Take necessary actions to enhance quality and effectiveness of security systems
  • Being able to develop a world class corporate security strategy
  • Being Familiar with the latest security systems
  • Facilitating security’s key role in governance
  • Improving utilization of resources to find better security systems
  • How to detect, deter, observe and report

Who Should Attend?

  • Building and Facility Security Guard Officer candidates
  • Physical Security Managers
  • Managers
  • Supervisores
  • Executives
  • Security Officers
  • Heads of Business

Course Details/Schedule

Week 1

Security Guard Officers Functions

  • Introduction to Security Guard (Official) Profession
  • Manpower Management & Managing Guarding Operations
  • Manpower Selection
  • Training Officer Responsibilities
  • Training Officer Requirements
  • Protection of At-Risk Personnel
  • Emergency Situations

Week 2


  • Theories of Criminal Motivation
  • Demonstrations & Protests
  • Terrorism and Militancy
  • Explosive Devices
  • Kidnapping
  • Economic Crime
  • Illicit Trading
  • Counterfeiting
  • Strategies reduce crimes in commercial organizations

Week 3

Perimeter & Buildings Security

  • Buildings Security Design Principles
  • Site Selection
  • Physical Boundaries
  • Security Alarms
  • Security Lighting
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Vehicle Parking
  • Access Management
  • Employee Identification
  • Intruder Detection Systems

Week 4

Emergency Situations

  • Emergency types
  • Bomb (package, car, suicide) threat identification and response 
  • Incident scene protection 
  • Crowd management 
  • Workplace Violence
  • Medical Emergencies 
  • Natural Disasters 

Week 5

 Physical Security and Crime Prevention

  • Basic components of physical security 
  • Threats and assessment
  • Barriers, fencing, gates, locks, lighting, and alarms 

Week 6

Security X-ray Screening Management

  • Explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • X-ray Screening Skills
  • X-ray screening equipment and methods
  • Identifying weapons and IEDs in an x-ray
  • Screening packed luggage and cargo packages

Week 7

  Electronic and IT Security

  • Integrating & Specifying Security Technology
  • Protection of Sensitive Information
  • Creating Effective Physical Security
  • Convergence of Physical & IT Security

Week 8

  Security Standards and Best Practises

  • Security Standards 
  • Security level determinations for facilities
  • Physical security performance measures
  • Security design criteria for buildings and facilities
  • Best practices for safety and security

Week 9

 Security Surveying

  • Purpose of a Security Survey
  • Sequencing a Survey and Survey Methodology
  • Determining Survey Scope
  • Surveying Field Work Practical

Week 10

Security Investigations

  • Investigation Methodology
  • Investigation Team Selection & Allocation of Roles
  • Prioritizing the Investigative Process
  • Evidence Gathering and Recording
  • Investigative Interview Techniques
  • Analysis of Investigation Information
  • Jurisdiction & Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Recording & Storage of Evidence

Week 11

 Security Risk Management

  • Understanding Risk and Risk assessment
  • Developing Security Risk Management
  • Fraud Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management & Governance
  • Global Risks & Corporate Continuity

Week 12

Business Continuity Management

  • Determining Strategic Business Continuity Management
  • Business Continuity Management Systems 
  • Business Continuity Plans Exercises
  • Minimizing the Impact of Incidents
  • Running During Times of Crises
  • Improving Recovery Time
  • Auditing a Business Continuity Program

Week 13

Security Audit and Quality Control 

  • Auditing principles
  • Security policy
  • IT Systems Security Audit programs
  • Auditing Physical Security
  • Auditing security segments

Week 14

Communications Skills 

  • Process of communication
  • Communication and courtesy
  • Overcoming the barriers to effective communication
  • Emergency communication
  • Communications tools/equipment (use & maintenance)

Week 15

Advanced Communications Skills 

  • Subjective experience and communication
  • Advanced language patterns to influence
  • Questioning and listening efficiently and skillfully
  • Motivation and behavioural drivers
  • Awarenesss of the emotional loop