Course

III.D – Officer Safety

8 Lessons

California Security Officers with Registrations (guard cards) must receive 40 hours of training as follows:

  • 8 hours “Powers to Arrest” prior to an Officer standing post.
  • 16 hours of training within 30 days of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of two four-hour courses from the mandatory modules and 8 of which must consist of elective courses.
  • 16 hours of training within 6 months of issuance of registration, 8 of which must consist of the remaining two four- hour courses from the mandatory modules, and 8 of which must consist of elective courses.

This course module, titled “Officer Survival” complies with requirements of AB 2880 and Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) training directives as in compliance with Business and Professions Code Sections 7583.6 and 7583.7 and Title 16, Division 7, Article 9, Section 643 of the California Code of Regulations.

This course corresponds to module III.D of the BSIS Course Outline. This is a elective course under the Course Outline and satisfies the requirement for 4 hours of training under the elective section of the Security Officer Training Laws and Regulations.

  • The officer will be provided with an understanding of assessing the threat level of a person who may be a physical threat to the security officer.
  • The officer will be provided with an understanding of what to do when encountering a subject who is displaying threatening behavior.
  • The officer will be provided a basic understanding of safety awareness.
  • The officer will be provided with a basic understanding of Blood Borne
    Pathogens and what steps can be taken to protect oneself.
  • The officer will be provided information on Hazardous Materials that
    may be in use at the protected facility and will learn where to locate MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) in the event of a spill or exposure.

A. Threat Assessment

  1. All behavior is motivated
  2. The more basic the vital interest being threatened, the higher the risk of violence.
  3. Violence-prone individuals have a condensed threat level.
  4. The more intense a person’s emotional reaction, the less likely they are to think rationally.

B. Subject Contact

  1. Determine the manner in which the person will be secured or subdued.
  2. Determine offensive vs. non-offensive actions.
  3. Self-Defense rationale and reasonableness
  4. Documentation of incident

C. Safety Awareness

  1. Protective equipment available
    1. Gloves
    2. Masks and protective eye wear
    3. Gowns or aprons
  2. Action to take if contact is made with body fluids.
  3. What is and is not an exposure?
  4. What to do if you are exposed?
  5. Employer’s role if an exposure occurs.

D. Blood Borne Pathogens

  1. Definition
  2. OSHA Standard 1910.1030
  3. Exposure Control Plan

E. Environmental Issues

  1. Location of MSDS Sheet
  2. Directions to follow in the event of a spill
  3. Notification of client personnel
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