Omega Training Academy geared to enhance South African security skills

November 2016 Editor's Choice, News, Conferences & Events

The Omega Training Academy, part of the Omega Risk Group, has embarked on an educational programme that will put it in the driving seat when it comes to security training in South Africa and beyond.

Andre Eckard is the MD of Omega Training Academy and his vision is to provide integrated training for corporate companies, government institutions and individuals for both security and non-security personnel. The courses on offer will include various PSiRA/SASSETA-approved courses, training for retail and residential estate security operations, as well as more in-depth courses for those making a career in the security industry.

Various other courses will be on offer, including a complete Security Management course, endorsed by the International Security Management Institute (ISMI), but tailored for South Africa’s needs, presented by local experts. The first part of this course is the Security Risk Assessment module, which saw its first intake in October 2016.

Eckard explains that risk assessment remains a critical first step in the security protocol process for all businesses. Despite being a key component in risk management planning, it is often overlooked and the reality is that there is an industry-wide shortage of the necessary skills and knowledge to address it.

Dr Lyon Pretorius delivering the first Security Risk Assessment module.
Dr Lyon Pretorius delivering the first Security Risk Assessment module.

Twelve delegates attended the first module, presented by Dr Lyon Pretorius, a Principal Fellow of the International Security Management Institute (ISMI), UK. Eckard says the October course was very well received and the response has led Omega to add an Advanced Security Risk Assessment course from the 8th to 10th December 2016.

This is a short course in Security Risk Assessment endorsed by ISMI and again presented by Pretorius. It is delivered over three days and covers both theory and practical applications. The cost of the course is R3150 per person (excl VAT).

This Security Risk Assessment training course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of security managers, risk managers, estate and operational managers, as well as marketing managers and those working in technology development.

It will take delegates through the process of collecting and collating data, and analysing it with a view to identifying risk mitigation priorities in the context of adaptive frameworks that can be applied to any industry. These solutions can then be integrated into the business and supply chain models.

For more information or to book your place, contact Juanita Stephens, +27 (0)12 941 2010, juanitastephens@omegasol.com, orstraining.omegasol.com





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