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Guards lack skills

Sheenal Sharma
Thursday, December 06, 2012

IT is evident that the security workforce in Fiji is not skilled, according to a security consultant.

Usaia Saukuru, who facilitated a five-day Basic Security Officers Course said adequate training needed to be done to ensure security officers were skilled in their work.

"One has pride in his work when he is a professional at it," he said.

A total of 16 participants from four different organisations were part of the workshop at the Bligh Water Shipping Ltd headquarters in Suva last week.

Mr Saukuru said the workshop, which ended last Friday, was about equipping the security workforce with relevant skills.

He said the workshop covered principles and ethics, patrolling, report writing, dealing with bomb threat situations, occupational health and safety, customer services and public relations.

Participant Mele Rokoua of City Security Services Ltd said the workshop gave her some useful tips for her work.





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