Why security officers benefit from first aid training

A security officer offers more than just physical security for your business.

When you hire a security company to manage your security you get more than just an officer who’s going to protect your property and goods. Through their training, they’re able to pre-empt potentially violent situations or nip illegal activity in the bud.

Likewise, if trouble does occur, they are best position to deal with it. Additionally, many of our staff have completed their first aid training. This means they can help casualties by carrying out essential treatment before the emergency services arrive on the scene.

This could quite literally be the difference between life and death. A recent survey by the Red Cross highlighted only 16 per cent of people have the confidence to help someone who is unresponsive and not breathing. First aid knowledge could save lives.

During an emergency, the first few minutes are vital. Our officers are often the first to arrive at an incident. So, having a level of first aid training is an important skill to possess.

Abbey Security Services encourage our officers to be first aid trained

As a company who cares about its employees, we provide all our officers with an ongoing personal development programme. As first aid is an important skill for a security officer to have, we encourage them to undertake first aid training as part of their development.

In addition, our officers are SIA accredited and fully trained to deal with many situations that may arise as part of their duties.

We also organise first aid courses for any staff working on Cambridge Science Park. To find out more, contact us on 01284 330410 or 0792 0802202.

Abbey Security Officers provide security solutions to companies in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds

If you require the assurances provided by a permanent or mobile security officer for your company in Cambridgeshire or Suffolk, why not give Abbey Security a call? We’ve been providing security services since 1985 and know the issues that face companies based in East Anglia. To find out how we can protect your company fill in our contact form or call us on 01284 768832.

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