Online Safety Training
Security – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
The private security sector has been on the rise over the past two decades. According to an article published in Juristat by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, there were more people working in private security than police officers in 2001. Five years later, in 2006, a report by Statistics Canada found an additional 15% increase in the number of private security guards. At the time, 68,000 people were employed as police officers, while 102,000 worked as private security personnel.
However, according to the same reports, private security guards were more likely to be fatally injured, mainly because, unlike police officers, the former could not be properly armed. Indeed, to this day, private security personnel must observe the same regulations as ordinary citizens when it comes to carrying firearms.
Under the circumstances, it is essential that employees in the Security sector are rigorously trained to acknowledge, identify, and handle the potential life-threatening dangers associated with their jobs. The list of training programs described below are meant to tackle common risks in Security in order to improve the safety of employees in the workplace.
Do you know that?
increase in the number of private security guards.
Assaults and violent acts account for a high percent of injuries and illnesses to security guards.
A larger percentage of injuries and illnesses to security guards occurred during late night and early morning hours.
The rate of fatal injuries to security guards was 9.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2007.
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Courses Recommended for Security
In some situations, fire-related injuries can be avoided in the workplace if employees are trained to use fire extinguishers correctly. This safety course teaches you how to recognize those fires that can be addressed using an extinguisher, as well as how to properly use and maintain the latter.
This awareness course is designed for employees who work around electricity and power sources, but not directly with the latter. Its aim is to inform you about potential electrical hazards, as well as provide a set of safety measures that can be implemented to prevent electricity-related injuries in the workplace.
In case of a fire hazard, security personnel must be able to act in order to preserve their own safety and that of everyone around them. This awareness program describes fire prevention methods, as well as proper evacuation procedures and ways to minimize property damages.
Very little can happen in mining without electricity. From drilling equipment and powered shovels to fixed and mobile conveyors, most equipment requires electrical power. In order to keep work safe, miners should be aware of electricity hazards, including arc flash. This course is designed for workers with little or no electrical training, but who may be required to perform activities near electrical equipment.
Security personnel who work in a clinical environment and all private security guards are at risk of becoming contaminated with bloodborne pathogens. This awareness course focuses on the characteristics of dangerous pathogens such as HIV, HBV, and Hepatitis C. It describes how employees may be exposed to the latter and indicates a series of preventative measures.
Most work-related injuries in the Security sector take place as a result of human violence. This safety course addresses those situations when conflict can be reconciled through proper communication strategies in order to avoid escalation and/or physical confrontation.
All employees must understand what workplace harassment is, how it can be prevented, as well as how it should be reported. This online course tackles the issues above and gives you an overview of your employer’s responsibilities to help prevent and sanction inappropriate behavior at work.
The role of a security guard is important for protecting private property and the people who reside or work on the premises they guard. However, there are several risks that security guards often face. This course provides workers with information about the most common hazards, as well as how to assess and report them.
Unlike other professions, little attention has been given to mental health issues within the security industry. This is surprising considering that statistically speaking, guarding is one of the world’s most stressful jobs. This awareness course aims to draw attention to the worker’s mental state while describing preventative measures, as well as early detection strategies for mental health issues.
Private security guards are sometimes required to work alone and/or in remote areas, which increases the risk of injury and even death. This training program explains the dangers of working alone and provides a number of safety measures that are designed to minimize potential risks for lone workers.
Security analysts and engineers, as well as employees responsible for IT security spend much of their shift behind a desk. This safety course in office ergonomics teaches you how to sit correctly in order to avoid long-term illnesses associated with bad posture.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
Purchase the Training
Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.