The following letter to all Private Security Business Licence Holders encourages all businesses to provide their feedback to the Licensing & Regulation Division by 12 July 2013 about the review of Private Security Industry Firearms Training. All businesses are encouraged to read the letter and provide feedback to LRD.
There are techniques of restraint that have been associated with sudden, unexpected deaths. Security personnel must be aware of the potential dangers and take every precaution to ensure they adopt safe practice. Positional Asphyxia (restraint asphyxia) can be defined as obstruction of breathing as a result of restraint technique. It occurs when the position of a person's body interferes with their ability to breath. If this is not recognised, death can occur from asphyxia or suffocation. Any body position that interferes with breathing can cause death.
For further information about the risk factors, how a security officer can identify the signs and preventative measures download the Positional/Restraint Asphyxia Fact Sheet.
Currently in Victoria if a company breaches the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and that breach is attributable to a failure by the company’s officer to take reasonable care, the officer maybe prosecuted for the same breach as the company.
This potential liability will be widened when the new model Workplace Health and Safety Act (WHS Act) commences on 1 January 2012.
Section 27 of the WHS Act will impose a new positive duty on officers of a “person conducting a business or undertaking” to exercise “due diligence” to ensure that the business or undertaking complies with duties under the WHS Act.
An officer may include a director, chief executive officer, managing director or general manager of the company or firm.
If you are an officer, you must exercise “due diligence” to ensure compliance by your business with its health and safety obligations. Read full article
The Victorian appointment recognizes SPAAL's continued commitment to the industry, member representation and growth as national security industry association. SPAAL is also an approved security industry association in New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.
Victorian Private Security Business Licence holders are required to complete a CPD program in order to maintain their membership and licence. SPAAL’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to ensure members attain and maintain increased skills and knowledge for consistent professionalism within the security industry.
Victorian Private Security Business Licence holders must complete a CPD program in order to maintain their membership and licence. SPAAL’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is designed to ensure members attain and maintain increased skills and knowledge for consistent professionalism within the security industry.
From 4 July 2011, fingerprinting for new licence applicants and current licensees on renewal, along with a range of other legislative changes that includes increased disqualifying offences, new licence classes for security trainers and security guard with dog and RTOs will now require a private security business licence for the activity of Private Security Trainer.