Legal Brief: Training Matters

August 3, 2022
Security Business Magazine

Types : Bylined Articles

A massive settlement in the Champlain Towers condo collapse put security technology training in the spotlight.

From 1997 to 2001, I had the honor of serving as a Captain in the United States Air Force, where I learned many things, including the value of training. In the military, we were either accomplishing a mission or training for one. “Train like it’s real” was our guiding principle.

The military is not a for-profit organization; thus, it can devote time and resources to training. In contrast, most profit-driven businesses see training as mere expense instead of a profit-generator – which may be short-sighted, but too often, it prevails.

While companies in some industries can get away without proper training, security companies are not among them. A tragic example of this occurred in the case of the collapse of a 12-story residential building known as the Champlain Towers, located Miami’s Surfside condominium complex. The partial collapse occurred in the middle of the night on June 24, 2021, resulting in 98 deaths.


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