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Armed Holdup / Robbery Survival Training Course

Training in armed robbery prevention is an important consideration for any manager as almost all businesses have the potential to become victim of armed robbery. This workshop is for the benefit of staff involved in the handling of cash (or other targets such as jewellery and pharmaceuticals) and may be at risk of armed robbery.

Armed robbery can be devastating for both businesses AND staff. Preventing Armed Robbery occurring can be as simple as following a few basic steps and re thinking existing security systems, upgrading existing systems or starting from scratch.

If armed robbery occurs, it is essential that staff have appropriate training to maximise their chances of survival. The course looks at what to do if your business is held up and provides your staff with knowledge on what the safest course of action is.

It is your responsibility as an employer to ensure staff members are equipped with the skills not only to perform their daily duties but to deal with any situation, including threats to the business. Employers have a legal duty of care to their workers.


Topics Covered

  • Identification of locations, times, activities and times of higher vulnerability/risk
  • How and why hold-ups occur
  • Offender behaviour and tactics
  • Offenders expectations
  • Operational practices/procedures
  • Strategies to prevent hold-ups
  • Strategies to increase survival
  • Dealing with suspicious persons
  • Transporting/transferring of cash
  • What to do/what not to do in the event of a hold-up; e.g.
    • Body language
    • Verbal responses
    • Response to demands
    • Alarm activation
  • Attending to any injuries
  • Contacting police
  • Preserving the crime scene
  • Documenting information
  • Dealing with police/media
  • Providing information to police
  • Post hold-up action
  • Counselling


Who Should Attend

  • Any staff involved in the handling of cash
  • Associated Managers and Supervisors
  • Security Personnel


Our Trainers

This workshop is conducted by our specialist crime prevention facilitator, who is a licensed security consultant and licensed security trainer.