Get Licensed partners with The Loop to provide Harm Reduction training for Security Personnel
Get Licensed and The Loop are joining forces to provide security professionals with a comprehensive training package on illicit drug use in nightlife venues. Using a harm reductionist framework tailored specifically to security staff’s needs, this course will help security personnel understand the effects of common club drugs, their use in venues, and how to respond to drug-related emergencies.
The Drug Awareness and Harm Reduction course is a 3-hour online course with a certificate provided on completion. All training materials will be provided by The Loop. It will benefit all security professionals, including door supervisors and security guards, venue or event security professionals who are at the front line to help prevent drug-related harm. This course is only available through the Get Licensed platform.
What will you learn in the Course?
The course will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Harm Reduction
- What is a drug
- Who uses drugs
- Effects and perceived benefits of key drugs
- Drug-Related Issues and the law
- Responding to a drug emergency
The specific drugs that will be covered in the course are alcohol, amphetamines, ketamine ecstasy and cocaine. Security professionals will learn the effects of each substance, their perceived benefits/risks and key harm reduction tactics for each drug.
Benefits of taking the course
Currently, training on drug-related incidents, like spiking is not available. So, this course will offer something new, with an in-depth guide to enable security professionals in dealing with any issues that arise effectively, while:
- Working on the doors
- Keeping venues open and safe
- Saving thousands of victims from harm
1. Keep venues safe
The duty of security professionals working at different venues is not to kick people out in case they are under the influence of a drug. A successful security officer is one who can ensure that the venue is as safe as possible and protect everyone within it. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to deal with anyone under drug influence and keep people safe.
2. Prevent spiking
Additionally, with the recent epidemic of needle spiking incidents, the knowledge you have will aid you to identify suspicious people and prevent those who can fall prey to such incidents.
3. Save a life
The course will also help you facilitate anyone who suffers due to drug influence. Since you will learn the effects and risks of several drugs, you can identify risks such as stroke, unconsciousness, injury and accidents and help someone suffering while present at the venue. So, having the knowledge on how to help reduce harm in such a situation is priceless and could potentially save a life.
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