Personal Safety & Security Course
Everyone knows of someone who has been a victim of crime in South Africa. Whether the victim of a mugging, hijacking, robbery or assault, all crime adversely affects us and our loved ones.
Unfortunately, you will continue to become a statistic of crime until you take personal responsibility for your own safety and security. Relying on others in law enforcement or private security companies is not enough.
We want you to feel EMPOWERED and to learn real strategies to stay safe by the end of this course. Your participation in this course directly benefits Child Surviviors of Crime (CSOC).
This course has been written by a group of experts with 70+ years of combined experience in the security industry. They are Francois Marais, Hayley Makhanya and Howard Griffiths from SSC Training.
In this training we will look at specific risks and threats that we are faced with in the South African context, situational awareness, principles of survival and those principles in action. We will also discuss the criminal cycle and explain how you can avoid becoming a victim. Specific areas of focus will be in Rape avoidance & survival, kidnapping & abduction, as well as Vehicle hijacking avoidance and survival. We hope that you will benefit from this comprehensive online training.
You will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate will be available on your profile.
- Lectures 31
- Quizzes 0
- Language English
- Students 103
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Introduction: Personal Safety & Security
At SSC Equity Training we have created this course to help keep South Africans safe. Between us we have 70+ years experience in the safety & security industry. We also offer this course to corporates.
Do you absentmindedly sit and scroll through your phone while sitting at the robot or while walking in a public space? STOP! We need you to start being situationally aware and take note of the people in your surroundings.
Principles of Survival at Home, the Office and even the Mall
We share tips on securing your home; what to do during a home invasion; where you should hide if you are trapped in a mall with a shootout in progress; and more.
Hijacking Prevention & Survival Tips
More than 17 000 hijackings in South Africa in the 2017 to 2018 period, while the 2019 to 2020 period looks even worse.
Riots, Industrial Action & Looting
The IAR says there were 137 712 workers involved in labour disputes in 2018, close to 11% more than in 2017. The number of work stoppages increased to 165 in 2018 from 132 in 2017 and according to the report this represents 25% increase in strikes from the previous year.
The police recorded 42,289 rapes in 2019/20, up from 41,583 in 2018/19. This means the police recorded an average of 116 rapes each day.
Kidnapping cases in South Africa have climbed exponentially, according to a new report by the City Press, with gangs earning more than R1 billion in2019 alone.
Human Trafficking happens more often than you think in South Africa. This section was compiled with the assistance of Hope Risen Foundation.
Have you ever seen a Police Appointment Card - or badge? Do you know how to recognise these?
Own a weapon? This is what you can and cannot do in South Africa.
There are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe online. Start with practicing smart behaviour on social media.
Scams in South Africa
Daniel van den Heever
Informative and Eye-opening
This course has raised severe concerns, but also adequately provides information on reaction and recourse in the event of the worst. Thank you for this presentation.