Training Program

Barza Security Company is responsible for ensuring all security guards receive and successfully completed all required training prior to starting work on the project site. Each project is unique in its requirements of provision of security and Barza Security tailors to the businesses requirements. Security approach varies in hotels, office buildings, banks, supermarkets, housing complexes in addition to VIP protection and PSD teams. Barza Security is dedicated in Training its Security Guards and training takes place in-class and on site it’s a continuous process. The basic Security Induction training will be given to the guards to assess their compatibility to function as a security guard and give them the basic guidance in their role as a security guard. This induction course will NOT replace any functional training which will be given to each individual guard. The security training will be divided into 3 segments: on the job training 50%, classroom training 35% and range training 15%.

breakdown of the 3-day Basic Training is as follows:


  • Arrival at the offices and registration process
  • Introduction of Barza Security Company to the newly joined staff
  • General Assessment of the individual’s physical and mental capabilities (selection process)
  • Weapons introduction (AK-47 and Glock Pistol)
  • General Definition of the security guard’s duties and responsibilities


  • General strength assessment
  • Fire Fighting Procedure & Techniques
  • Radio Communication
  • Soft Hand Techniques
  • First Aid


  • Refresher Weapons Training
  • Refresher Fire Fighting
  • Refresher First Aid
  • Observing and Reporting

By the end of the 3 Day Basic Induction Training, BARSA SECURITY COMPANY has given the security guards the basic guidance and instructions on the guard’s primary duties and responsibilities and has prepared the guard to start work on site, under the supervision of a more experienced guard, who will be supervising and advising the new guard, on the job. As you may have noticed the heading of this document also indicates that it is a selection process. This is because the 3 Day Basic Induction Training will give the instructors more time to assess and evaluate the applicant’s suitability to work within the Security Industry, as there are certain criteria and characteristics that are vital in this profession. A healthy mind, vigilance, honesty and physical fitness are fundamental characteristics. Furthermore, due to the physical characteristics of the profession, a suitable level of fitness and weight consistent with height must be maintained. In the following weeks after the initial induction training, guards will be subject to various other (mandatory) training programs, depending on their function, ability and deployment.

A) Basic Training – Covering the laws, rules and responsibilities, Body Search Techniques (physical and with the aid of a metal detector), soft handed verbal de-escalation, Basic Access Control procedures and Basic First Aid. In addition to the above, guards are trained in elementary firefighting techniques, which enables the guards to differentiate between, solid, liquid and electrical fires. Guards are also trained in evacuation procedures during a fire.

B) Firearm Qualification – The Firearm Qualification exercise usually takes place at the Erbil Training Centre, located on the Kirkuk road. The curriculum for the firearms qualification has been developed on hand of CLEST (Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training) and IALEFI (International association of law enforcement, military, and security firearms instructors) standards. Apart from the shooting of a weapon, the PSD teams receive an intense preparation in drawing, carrying, loading / unloading procedures, safe weapon handling, mandatory reload drills and malfunction drill during the course of fire.

C) Defensive / Offensive Driving Training –Whilst safe driving standards and essential rules, such as adequate rest, not texting whilst driving and using a hands-free phoning device are very important, Barza Security Company considers these details to be the mere fundamentals of defensive driving in Iraq. Other crucial aspects, such as roadside IED detection, correct conduct at checkpoints, driving whilst under fire, maneuvers to avoid a direct rocket propelled grenade hit, booby traps, using the vehicle to shield the client, pre deployment vehicle search, and counter-surveillance, etc. are not the type of subjects found in the RoSPA curriculum, yet fatefully important when driving in hostile areas. As an example, have you noticed anything peculiar when entering roundabouts in Iraq? It seems the drivers on the roundabout stop and give way to vehicles entering the roundabout; quite in contrast to the existing road signage. Positioning a vehicle in such a way that would enable you to get away if required is another very important aspect, which could save the passengers from being kidnapped; just to mention a few examples.

D) CQC – Close Quarter Combat involves a tactical situation that involves a physical fight (armed and unarmed), between multiple combatants at quite short range. It can occur between military units, police/corrections officers and criminal elements, and in other similar situations. Barza Security Company gives additional CQC training to their PSD and Door Security, to give them an advantage in such situations, when their staff are tasked with the protection of dignitaries or simply securing the entrance of a venue.

E) First Aid / CPR Training – All guards undergo a First Aid/ CPR training at least once a year. This is once again a mandatory training program, depending on their function, ability and deployment, guards will experience a basic first aid program at the minimum. PSD guards, Door Security and Team Leaders will be trained in a more advanced CPR and First Aid program.

Barza Security Company ensures that employees understand their responsibilities and obligations and are suitable to perform their duties. In addition to the above training, Barza Security Company provide special training or on-demand training for local, International NGO’s and companies which is including:

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