Security officers may be first on the scene of a medical cardiac emergency involving an employee, customer, or other user of the facility being protected. Besides basic first-aid skills, they need to be ready to provide CPR support or be trained in the use of an AED.
Serious first-aid events in the workplace will require a team approach, using help and support from security officers or security managers, employees, and their supervisors. Security employees may be the first on the scene or should be ready to direct paramedics to the right location in the facility, so they can provide aid to a […]
Successful security practitioners, working as both in-house and on-site contractors, should see an important part of their role as to continuously educate their colleagues and clients on new security issues or updates, using a variety of formal and informal methods.
One of the important survival lessons learned from the U.S. involvement in the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan is that the use of tourniquets certainly saved the lives of many combat personnel. While these devices are very common in hospitals and on board ambulances, their use is starting to spread, as law enforcement […]
The American Heart Association (AHA) has recently launched a new campaign to promote first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automatic external defibrillator (AED) training.
Training classes and workshops for security-related topics are often perceived as a necessary evil by employees and their bosses, who see these sessions as either a waste of company time, covering an unlikely event, or creating fear in the workplace. It’s only after a significant national event, a local tragedy, or an issue at their […]