Training & Recruitment

Our recruitment procedure is strict and the following rules are applied without exception


SASECS offers accredited, structured and recognised courses and will help prepare you the role and responsibilities of being a guard.

Security guard training - course content:

⦁ How to maintain a high visible presence to deter illegal or inappropriate behavior.
⦁ Making you aware relevant legislation and laws.
⦁ Understanding of civil and criminal law
⦁ Fire safety awareness
⦁ How to detect, deter, observe and report.
⦁ Emergency procedures
⦁ Improve your communication skills
⦁ Drugs awareness
⦁ How to search individuals
⦁ Licensing laws
⦁ Escorting techniques
⦁ Health and safety
⦁ situation awareness
⦁ How to assess a situation
⦁ Disengagement techniques
⦁ Avoiding and reducing conflict
⦁ Write reports about incidents of theft or damage
⦁ Conflict management
⦁ First Aid
⦁ Personal behaviour and professional code of conduct
⦁ Monitoring and controlling traffic movement – including wearing visible and appropriate clothing, using the correct hand signs and operating traffic signal equipment
⦁ Access control – checking baggage and vehicles for illegal substances.
⦁ Crowd control – locking down a facility and creating barricades.
⦁ Observing and identifying hazards

All Recruits must:

  • Be a South African citizen with a valid identity document.
  • Registered as a security officer with PSIRA
  • Have been accredited with relevant PSIRA training
  • Not have a criminal record
  • Have the ability to speak, read and write English, perform basic calculations and be able to follow verbal as well as written instructions.
  • Undergo compulsory induction and orientation training and thereafter complete periodic refresher training courses at regular intervals.

Security guard training will show you how to:

⦁ Guard premises
⦁ Monitor premises
⦁ Operate CCTV and surveillance equipment
⦁ Prevent theft
⦁ Preserve order and protect property
⦁ Escort visitors or individuals around a site
⦁ Assist in the secure transportation of money
⦁ Escort unauthorized individuals of premises
⦁ Liaise quickly with the emergency services
⦁ Deter instances of employee theft and misconduct.
⦁ Make quick decisions and prioritise duties.

How is training conducted:

In a classroom environment with reading and training material, along with discussions and role play examples.

Entry requirements:

Generally speaking there are no specific requirements, other than having to be over the age of 18, a matric certificate, and driving licence Code 8 and above for those eyeing CIT and reaction positions.

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