Physical & Personal Security Course

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Our Physical and Personal Security Risk Course will help your employees understand risks related to the physical security of business premises and personal security threats to employees.

The covered topics include how to secure the workplace building, the role of surveillance, how to handle violent incidents in the workplace and how to ensure personal security.

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Physical & Personal Security

About this Course

Available as part of our Risk Management Library.

Learning objectives

  • Appreciate how our Company ensures the physical security of our buildings and equipment
  • Understand the actions you need to take to ensure your own and colleagues’ personal security

Latest course updates 

  • Course redesigned with a more modern feel
  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • 3 recent news stories to illustrate key business continuity issues
  • New content covering the UK’s framework for emergency planning and response

Course Contents


- Learning objectives
- How to complete this course


Physical security of buildings & equipment: Perimeter security

Securing the building: Access control

- You decide: Is it a benefit or risk?

Common versus restricted areas

- You decide: Common versus restricted areas

Securing the building: Alarm systems

Securing the building: CCTV & surveillance

- You decide: The purpose of CCTVs
- You decide: The purpose of surveillance

Securing the building: ID checks

Securing the building: Key action steps

Violence & personal security in the workplace

- You decide: Violence in the workplace

Personal security: Threats from protests

- You decide: The environmental protest

Personal security: When working alone

Basic guidelines for maintaining your personal security

- Personal security: Key action steps




Course Specifications



Approximately 30-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff. Examples and interactive activities are designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience is required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK government-issued risk frameworks, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.

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