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News and commentary by Managing Director Gaven Wicks

Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation

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Last Saturday we had the pleasure of presenting at Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation’s National Conference. Almost one hundred employees attended from across the Australia for a three day conference which ended with our training on Saturday afternoon.   What a fantastic group! Despite it being an incredibly serious and vital issue to educate the attendees in, we managed to have a lot of laughs and engage all employees in our afternoon session.   We discussed in depth many issues encountered by staff with respect to: - home visits and entering unknown residences, - travelling, - personal security and safety and -...

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Workplace Security and Safety

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Granted this article was written from an American perspective, however their concern that employers need to look after the protection and safety of their employees is one that resonates across the pond in Australia.   We certainly are finding that employers are switching on to the need to educate their staff in their own personal security.  Employers are responsible for doing what they can to ensure their employees are safe whilst at work ….. and even travelling to and from work.  We applaud businesses taking measures to ensure the safety of their staff.  This can only be a positive move...

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Our first Hens Day / Self Defence class

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Well that was fun!   On the weekend Strike Training and Consulting had its first ever group on a Hens Day as part of our Womens Self Defence class!   Such a wonderful idea for groups of women who don’t necessarily want to get a stripper or get completely trashed on a Hens celebration. This group of 11 ladies dressed up with their “Zoolander” theme and learnt many skills regarding prevention, personal awareness, verbal and physical techniques to use for their own self protection.   The fantastic group of women who attended …. brought in their own smorgasboard of morning...

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Country Girl Management

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On the weekend we had the pleasure of attending the Country Girl Management convention with 250 girls and women in attendance all ranging in ages from 8 and 35 years old.   We ran our Womens Self Defence class for these ladies who learnt how to:   • be aware of their own security and surroundings; • what to do and how to communicate if confronted; • the legal implications of actions; and finally the fun bit…. • as a last resort - defensive moves   What an amazing vibe! We thoroughly loved being part of this event with their...

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Christchurch Tragedy

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Our heartfelt thoughts go out to all of those affected by the absolute horror in Christchurch.  It beggars belief that anyone could unleash such hatred on innocent people.  As the toll climbs, all I can think of is the shock that the beautiful City of Christchurch must be in.   It seems this is not a problem only for the major centres around the world, this tragedy can occur anywhere.  I truly hope ALL of those responsible are caught and given exactly what they deserve.   https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/live-blog-christchurch-shooting-multiple-fatalities-new-zealand/10904416    

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Strike Training and Consulting in Kalgoorlie

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Amongst the red dirt, heat and massive hole in the ground….Kalgoorlie now has a dozen newly trained security guards and crowd controllers! We know they’ll be amazing future security and crowd control employees and of fantastic assistance to the public.   It was our pleasure to teach such a wonderful, enthusiastic and switched on bunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you, thanks for making our trip to Kal so memorable.   We also thank Sue from Lucrative Security Services in Kalgoorlie for her assistance and fantastic premises.   Looking forward to coming back out to Kal and running our...

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Anti-terror training part of course – Kalgoorlie Miner Thursday 10 January 2019

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By Phoebe Pin       Prospective security officers are being invited to take part in a nationally accredited course next month where they will be tutored in crowd control, first aid, RSA and anti-terrorism techniques.   Lucrative Security Services will host the 10 day Certificate II in Security Operations course in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to be delivered by Perth-based Strike Training and Consulting from February 14.   Strike is headed by former NSW police sergeant of 25 years Gaven Wicks, who said the security operations training provider was the only organisation to offer training on terrorism awareness to emerging security officers....

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Batons and Handcuffs

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

We’ve just finished two great classes with guys and gals training in Batons and Handcuffs. Props to our wonderful demonstrators in these pics!   Always a great day with so much to learn! These guys in both classes were dedicated, professional and keen as mustard! Hard working students who apply themselves to the task will always do well.   If you’re interested in completing the Batons and Handcuffs program, do not hesitate to contact us.    

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Happy New Year!

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

What a great group of people to kick off 2019 with....first Certificate II in Security Operations of the year done!  Thanks to both classes for all for your hard work and the laughs …… we know you’re going to do incredibly well in your security careers.   Watch this space over the coming year as we have new exciting courses planned for 2019. Behind the scenes we are writing and creating innovative new programs and working hard to bring you the best and most elite training in new qualifications. We look forward to meeting future students and welcoming back our...

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Office Christmas Closure

| Gaven Wicks Managing Director

Congratulations to our last class of 2018! Its over and out from us, see you from 7th January 2019. Good luck to everyone, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  

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