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1. Which of these is an aim of the Private Security Industry Act?
2. Which of these is a common hazard for a security operative when searching bags?
3. Typical workplace hazards for security operatives include
4. When security operatives wish to make an arrest, they must
5. Which of these is a feature of non-verbal communication?
6. Mandatory signs are always
7. A security organisation has recently employed a member of staff who uses
a wheelchair.
What must the organisation ensure in order to comply with equality legislation,
before this member of staff begins their role?
8. Which of these fire sources should a CO2 fire extinguisher be used on?
9. A security officer arrests an intruder on-site.
Which of these should the security officer complete?
10. A security operative is on duty when they hear a fire alarm.
What is the security operative’s priority?
11. A security operative has been injured.
Which of these situations is reportable under RIDDOR?
12. A security operative is finishing their shift and preparing a handover brief.
Which of these should be included in the briefing?
13. A security operative brings a civil case against a member of the public for causing
them personal injury.
What standard of proof will be needed to win this case?
14. Which class of fire involves flammable liquid?
15. Why is it important to reflect on conflict situations?
16. What information must a security operative give to a person they are detaining?
17. What colour is the background on a warning sign?
18. A number of city centre premises communicate through a shared radio link.
Which of these is a benefit of doing this for the organisations involved?
19. A security operative has made an arrest. The police attend.
What should the security officer do?
20. The purpose of the Approved Contractor Scheme includes
21. Which of these is a CCTV operator not allowed to record due to privacy issues?
22. Which of these is a likely indicator of terrorist activity?
23. Which of these must be present for a fire to exist?
24. Class “B” fires relate to
25. Under GDPR, security operatives must ensure any information on people is used
26. Which of these is an external customer for a security operative?
27. A security operative is witness to a personal injury.
What details should they enter in the accident book?
28. A security operative working near a government building observes a group of
individuals taking photographs of the security systems.
What action should the security operative take?
29. How should a security operative reduce the risks of personal attack when
working alone?
30. Which of these is a function of the Security Industry Authority (SIA)?
31. What is the purpose of assignment instructions?
32. What is the purpose of the Approved Contractor Scheme?
33. How should a security operative address unacceptable behaviour?
34. Which of these is a key purpose of the private security industry?
35. Which of these instances is likely to indicate that a person is at risk of harm?
36. A security operative has been involved in a violent incident, and is worried about
returning to work.
Why should they seek the support of their colleagues?
37. What information should be included in a handover report?
38. A victim of domestic violence approaches a security operative for advice in order to
reduce the risk of further harm.
What action should the security operative take?
39. Which of the following is a licensable activity under the Private Security Act?
40. What action should security operatives take when they are concerned a child is at risk
of sexual exploitation?
41. Which of these is not a licensable role under the Private Security Industry Act?
42. What is the benefit of a “pub watch scheme”?
43. A security operative is dealing with a customer query.

What quality should the security operative show to help the customer?
44. Which of the following is a key purpose of the private security industry?
45. For security operatives, a key principle for customer service should include
46. Which of these is a fire safety measure?
47. A security operative is giving information to a customer who has learning difficulties.
How should the security operative meet this customer’s needs?
48. A security operative has witnessed a serious assault.
Under what circumstances should the security officer arrest the alleged offender?
49. Building work is taking place on the premises where a security operative is present.
What is the employer’s responsibility in this situation?
50. A customer requests a telephone number and the security operative writes down
the information.
What is the importance of doing this?
51. A security operative discovers a suspicious package.
What action should they take first?
52. An audible fire alarm is activated.
What is the responsibility of a fire marshal when they hear this alarm?
53. Following a serious conflict incident, the security team meets to discuss experiences
and share strategies it has used in the past to resolve such situations. Why is this
54. A security operative is working alone on a site.
Which of the following is a risk in this situation?
55. A security operative has discovered a fire and has activated the fire alarm.
What should they do next?
56. A security operative is new to a site.
Why is it most important for them to recognise the fire evacuation principles?
57. What is the importance of accurate record keeping?


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