With the anticipation surronding the passing Bill-26, I see an opportunity to prepare security with higher skill-sets to deal with conflict. I ask what about the protection of the worker in executing an arrest? Is ANYONE even remotely focussed, beyond lip-service, to this dynamic? Does anyone, responsibile for training, address the potential for physical/psychological injury security officers are exposed to.
I ask you, if a security worker is physically injured or psychologically traumatized in executing an arrest, eviction, denial of access to property, how is the security employer required to deal with the incident? If the employer doesn't know they had better find out and soon. The answer is complex and there's no escaping it.
Are sercurity guards going to have more power to execute an arrest - seems so. In BC, Bill-14 says that an security employer had better be very conscious of what they are exposing the security workers to and for that matter so must the client. Security employers in Ontario, take heed, you're going be the first ones to get the stick and a big stick it is.