ADVANCED SECURITY TRAINING (AST)399
About this course
Advanced Security Training (AST) – IN-CLASS ONLY
The Advanced Security Training (AST) Course consists of seven (7) specific modules instructed in a classroom environment over a period of twenty four (24) hours.
Topics covered in this 24-hour program is intended to instill course participants with knowledge and skill sets in the following areas:
- Introduction to the Course
- Security Services Act and Regulation
- Advanced Force Options Theory
- Introduction to Control Tactics
- Application of Restraints
- Excited Delirium Syndrome & Positional Asphyxia
- Reporting & Documentation
Segments 4 and 5 are hands-on lessons for which the students will have to be able to safely and effectively demonstrate the use of the techniques involved in the program to a level of competency assessed by the Instructor. Final written exams are administered by the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
The Advanced Security Training (AST) Course consists of seven (7) specific modules instructed in a classroom environment over a period of twenty four (24) hours. At the completion of the AST Course, participants will be able to do the following:
- Describe the specific Roles and Responsibilities of a Security Professional when using force, and the National Use of Force Model
- Explain Federal and Provincial Legislation and Regulations in relation to the work of a Security Professional and key provisions relating to use of force
- List and describe the knowledge and skill sets required to perform Basic Arrest Procedures and legal implications when using force
- Understand and apply a professional and effective style of communication in order to manage, control incidents, and use of force theory
- Demonstrate exceptional proficiencies and accuracy in note-taking and Security Report Writing when dealing with force
- Explain and demonstrate physical control tactics safely and efficiently, application of restraints
- Explain what excited delirium and positional asphyxia is and how to recognize it
- Maintain personal and professional safety and well being while working as a Security Professional
At the completion of the AST Course, Individuals holding a security worker license who are required to carry and use handcuffs in the performance of their duties are now required to make application to add this condition to their Security Worker license through the Registrar, Security Services Act.
- Advanced Security Training Manual
- AST Course Outline
- AST Exam Prep Available!
At the completion of the AST Course, Individuals holding a security worker license who are required to carry and use handcuffs in the performance of their duties are now required to make application to add this condition to their Security Worker license through the Registrar, Security Services Act
Introduction to the Course
By the end of this section, you will be able to … • State the course goal and objectives. • List the course requirements
Security Services Act and Regulation
• Explain key provisions of the Security Services Act, the Security Services Regulation, and related policy.
Advanced Force Response Options Theory
• Explain the purpose of the National Use of Force Framework. • Describe the continuous assessment process. • Explain the importance of assessing a situation in its totality, considering all of the relevant circumstances. • Describe the five basic subject behaviours. • Describe the five basic force response options. • Apply the continuous assessment process to a variety of field scenarios.
Introduction to Control Tactics
• Explain the rationale for physical control and the appropriate use of physical control tactics. • Demonstrate a safe interview stance. • Demonstrate relative positioning. • Demonstrate disengagement techniques. • Demonstrate blocking, deflecting, and re-directing techniques. • Demonstrate how to move off the line of attack. • Demonstrate release techniques. • Demonstrate three cranial pain sensitive areas (PSAs) to a position of control. • Demonstrate an upper-body pain sensitive area (PSA) to a position of control. • Demonstrate the two-handed escort position. • Explain the “force response options” context for the use of joint locks. • Demonstrate joint locks and controlled takedowns to a position of control. • Explain the “force response options” context for the use of impact/distraction techniques. • Demonstrate impact/distraction techniques. • Demonstrate team control tactics in a variety of situations. • Apply tactical communication skills and strategies.
Application of Restraints
Explain the legal justification for handcuffing. • Explain the practical rationale for handcuffing. • Name the parts of a pair of handcuffs. • List the steps that can be taken to reduce the potential for liability as a result of handcuff use. • Identify the three types of subjects whom SPs may handcuff. • Demonstrate speed handcuffing of a cooperative subject by one SP. • Demonstrate the safe removal of handcuffs from a cooperative subject. • Demonstrate a handcuff lock takedown of a cooperative subject who begins to resist during the handcuffing process. • Demonstrate handcuffing of a resistant subject by one SP. • Demonstrate team control handcuffing in a standing position. • Demonstrate handcuffing of a prone subject. • Demonstrate a tactically sound method of searching a restrained subject. • Demonstrate follow-up control of a restrained subject. • Apply tactical communication skills and strategies.
Excited Delirium Syndrome and Positional Asphyxia
• Define the term “excited delirium syndrome.” • Identify the groups who are most susceptible to this state. • Describe the characteristics of persons who may be in a state of excited delirium. • List the five points of a struggle that may lead to sudden death. • List strategies for safely resolving a situation in which the subject may be in a state of excited delirium, and for mitigating the risk of positional asphyxia.
Reporting and Documentation
• Explain the legal requirement and authority for reporting use of force incidents. • Explain the importance of immediately reporting and documenting use of force incidents. • List the benefits of use of force incident reporting. • Identify key information that must be included in a use of force incident report. • Prepare a use of force incident report.