Providing Trained Security Staff

Educating staff about security will not only help them to recognise possible risks and vulnerabilities but also help organisations identify new threats from the feedback they receive from a more alert workforce.

All employees must take responsibility for their adherence to the organisation’s security policies, but it is down to the employer to ensure that they are appropriately trained. Security training for all staff – whether permanent, temporary or a contractor – should begin during any induction process, followed by regular ‘refresher’ training and briefings.

It is generally recommended that most aspects of the security plan are tested at least annually in every location. Greater frequency may be required depending on the nature of the business (such as level of staff turnover).

Training techniques might include formal presentations, workshops or scenario based role-plays etc but could also include less formal formats such as road shows, intranet content, films or desk-top packages.