Regal Security Inc. Featured in Canadian Security Magazine

Canadian Security Magazine (CSM) has featured Regal Security Inc. in its COVID-19 coverage.

The popular magazine is reporting on many pressing issues, and one involves the protection of security guards working in hospitals during COVID-19, and how enacting effective safety protocols has been a top priority for security companies across Ontario and Canada.

Safety practices have included stringent hygiene protocols and mandatory use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Due to the severity of COVID-19, a number of Canadian security guard companies are also taking precautions beyond masks and gloves, writes CSM senior reporter Alanna Fairey.

Regal Security Inc., for its part, has put together a Learning Management System (LMS) training module for pandemic awareness and training, which details what COVID-19 is, and what security guards can do to protect themselves, reports CSM,

Paul Carson, Regal Security’s vice-president of commercial development, emphasized that the best way to manage the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is educating security guards.

“If you don’t educate them, then you’re only exacerbating the problems,” Carson said.

Carson also addressed how there has been an uptick in demand for security guards since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

“In good times, what do you need? Security. In Bad times, what do you need? More security,” said Carson. “And that’s what we’re seeing now. We’re seeing upticks in requests for service.”

To work as a security guard, an individual needs a licence. However, with the manpower demand now so massive, several security guard companies have been requesting a change in the system so that unlicensed security guards can be hired during the pandemic, reports CSM.

As a frontrunner in the industry, Regal Security has reached out to the Ontario Government in writing, asking for a cessation of the requirements for guards for the next 120 to 180 days.

Carson hopes the decision will be overturned in the future, as Regal has ideas of creating a cadet program where unlicensed guards can be paired with the licensed guards.

“If we had two people and one was a cadet and one was a security guard, we would identify that person as a cadet through that nomenclature,” Carson explained. “We’re hopeful that the ministry sees that there’s a requirement for it.”

Read the full article here: Protecting security guards in hospitals during COVID-19.

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