ACT Personal Safety Services
Crime is becoming more violent with attacks directed at people rather than facilities becoming more commonplace. Businesses are exposed to risks that traditional risk management or safety provisions have not considered, nor addressed. Businesses may find they do NOT enjoy coverage under their liability insurance in the event of claims arising from incidents, unless they are able to show proactive actions to mitigate risks.
Proactively taking steps to put in place the correct policies and procedures coupled with staff training is a sure way towards addressing this risk, while simultaneously minimising the risk of loss or injury to key people in the business. ACT Personal Safety specialises in working with customers to provide customised safety and security solutions for corporate businesses that address their unique needs.
More than motivational, our talks leave the audience feeling empowered about keeping themselves safe from violence. Our talks are presented in an entertaining manner and focus on the various aspects of risks that we all face on a daily basis.
Our experience in both corporate and hard-core safety training provides us with the tools to deliver simple, easy to remember tips and information on staying safe in the workplace as well as at home.
ACT Personal Safety training workshops are always customized for the specific risks that YOUR staff face on a regular basis.
Essential Personal Safety
Most crimes are preventable by being aware of our surroundings. The ACT Personal Safety training sessions are a fun way to learn essential safety information including when and where most violent confrontations take place, how to recognize different types of criminals, how to minimize your vulnerability and how best to respond to an attacker to maximize your chances of survival. By means of some simple interactive physical exercises you will also learn how to recognise suspicious behaviour and avoid potentially dangerous confrontations.
Hijack Avoidance & Survival
In this workshop you will learn how to reduce your chances of being targeted as a hijack victim, as well as how to survive hijackings if you are attacked. We will cover the importance of taking responsibility for your safety and making decisions as well as planning your safety. Through this session you will understand the goal of hijackers, where you are most vulnerable and how to use this knowledge effectively. Learning what you and other vehicle occupants can do if you are hijacked could ultimately save you or a family member’s life.
South Africa has one of the highest reported incidents of rape in the world. Instead of trying to find a “one size fits all” approach, this workshop helps you to understand the various ways rapes occur. We will look at our individual vulnerabilities and how best to reduce the risks to which we are exposed. You will learn about the essential tools needed to avoid being raped and consider both the theory and the physical aspects of effective rape prevention.
When last did you attend a Team Building event that was not only new and innovative, but also provided your staff with life-saving skills that they could take home and use in their day to day lives?
Crime touches everyone. This common bond can become a positive foundation for a great team building event. In our Team Building events everyone takes home life-saving skills. Our custom-developed team building workshops will stimulate thinking about personal safety, while empowering you to work as a team.
By working together, participants develop communication, collaboration and strategy skills. Understanding and facing fears helps to break down stereotypes and encourages each person to become part of a winning team.
We work with you to put together the perfect Team Building event for your staff.
Securing Your Business from the inside out with ACT Personal Safety Corporate Services. We believe the personal safety of your employees, particularly key executive, sales and security personnel should be of vital concern to your business. Our corporate services extend from personal safety training through to the creation of policies, procedures, standards and guidelines to help secure your business from the inside out.
Policies and procedures are the strategic link between the vision for safety, and the realization of that vision through the day-to-day operations of security guards within the security system. The reality is that most security providers simply use “one-size-fits-all” “Standard Operating Procedures” (SOPs) that come with their security guards. Policies and procedures are seldom customised to reflect the unique threats and weaknesses of the particular Business or Residential Estate and are frequently flawed if implemented blindly.
Policies and procedures need to be clear, integrated, effective and relevant for the Business or Residential Estate being served. ACT will review, test, train on, and revise policies and procedures regularly in order to provide ongoing improvements. Good policies and procedures allow managers to control events in advance and prevent costly life-threatening mistakes.
Hostile Environment Awareness Training (H.E.A.T.)
ACT Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) courses are designed to prepare personnel to operate in hostile or foreign environments more safely. This requires training on both proactive actions and procedures to avoid trouble and or risky situations, as well as skills on what to do and how to survive in the event they are caught up in situations or incidents.
The scope and depth of training can vary depending on the risk profile, for example, travel in conflict zones requires more in depth of training as there are more risks to cover.
Expats and their Families
Most people who move from relatively safe environments to South Africa find the first few months rather daunting, especially if they are not used to the types of violent crime we experience.
The ACT Expat training provides your staff with the tools they need to ensure their safety and that of their family.
Managing threats is a balance between what is possible and what is probable and what it costs to mitigate the likely threats. Businesses and Residential Estate’s spend a great deal of money protecting their properties against general crime, without necessarily customizing for likely or high impact threats. ACT ensures that threats are correctly identified; in particular the likely and high impact threats, and also ensures that the most cost-effective security systems and processes necessary to combat these are identified. Such threat identification covers the crime potential and trends both inside the Business or Estate as well as in the immediate surrounds.