Basic baton training for security guards

Companies have been urged to train their guards on the standard use of baton in the course of performing their duties.

Aviset Security and Training Solutions trainer, Max Ananuka, who trained six Mainland Holdings security guards on the basic use of baton, said many firms were operating illegally without providing proper training to their static guards.

He said the security firms should comply with the National Securities Authority bylaws.

Ananuka, who was a former police special services division trainer for 15 years and holds level 4 training certificate, said he had conducted two trainings already on the use of baton and access control and this is the third batch of guards to undertake basic baton training.

He said the securities will now be able to use batons as their weapons to protect their workplace and staff.

Ananuka said it is important for security companies to comply with the National Securities Authority regulations and train guards on the use of batons to empower them to perform their duties more effectively.

Carolyn Ure