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Physical security: The value of utilising training programs

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While the digital realm often takes the spotlight when discussing security, it is essential not to overlook the significance of physical security measures.

From preventing unauthorised access to safeguarding physical assets, organisations must prioritise physical security training.

This article explores the importance of comprehensive training programs in strengthening physical security and protecting valuable resources.

Understanding physical security

Physical security encompasses measures implemented to protect physical assets, facilities and people from unauthorised access, theft, vandalism and other potential threats.

This includes but is not limited to access control systems, surveillance systems, security personnel and emergency response protocols.

A robust physical security strategy is crucial for organisations across various industries, such as businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and healthcare facilities.

The importance of physical security training

Awareness and threat identification

Physical security training programs raise awareness among employees about potential threats and vulnerabilities.

They educate individuals on recognising suspicious activities, unauthorised access attempts and other security risks.

By empowering employees to identify potential threats, organisations can strengthen their overall security posture.

Emergency preparedness and response

Training programs provide employees with the knowledge and skills required to effectively respond to emergencies such as fires, natural disasters or security incidents.

This includes evacuation procedures, first aid training and communication protocols, ensuring a swift and organised response to mitigate potential risks.

Access control and security procedures

Physical security training educates employees about access control systems, protocols and best practices.

It emphasises the importance of following proper authentication procedures, securing sensitive areas and adhering to visitor management protocols.

By ensuring that employees understand and comply with these measures, organisations can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access and potential security breaches.

Safeguarding physical assets

Training programs educate employees on how to properly secure physical assets such as equipment, documents and inventory.

This includes measures such as locking mechanisms, secure storage protocols and maintaining vigilance in public areas.

By instilling a culture of asset protection, organisations can minimise the risk of theft or damage to valuable resources.


Comprehensive physical security training programs are crucial for organisations aiming to strengthen their overall security measures.

By increasing awareness, fostering preparedness and instilling best practices, these programs empower employees to proactively identify and respond to physical threats.

With a well-trained workforce, organisations can significantly enhance their physical security posture, safeguard valuable assets and ensure the safety of their employees and stakeholders.

By Eng. Khalifa Dalmook Almuhairi, SIRA


The Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) was established in 2016 by a decree from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

SIRA seeks to provide Dubai with the highest levels of safety and security through the implementation of international best practices in security systems, services and guards.

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