Your credit card information is always at risk for theft. Take steps to keep it safe and don’t be fooled by scammers who try to trick you.

1. Keep your credit cards safe.

Keep your credit cards in a purse or wallet close to your body where it can’t easily be snatched away. Ladies, make sure your purse is zipped. If you’re shopping in a high traffic area, carry a smaller purse. For both men and women, carry only the one or two credit and debit cards you’ll be using that day. Leave all your other credit cards at home.

Thieves can take pictures of your credit card with a camera or cell phone, so don’t leave your credit card exposed any longer than necessary.

After you make a purchase put your credit card away immediately. Confirm you have your credit card back in your possession before you leave the store or restaurant.

2. Shred anything with your credit card number on it.

Rather than toss your credit card billing statement directly into the trash, shred them to keep dumpster divers from getting their hands on your credit card number. The same thing applies to old credit cards that have expired or been cancelled. You might even put the shredded pieces in different trash bags to thwart clever thieves who can put shredded pages back together.

3. Don’t sign blank credit card receipts.

To avoid credit card fraud, always verify the amount on your credit card receipt before signing it. If you get a credit card receipt that has blank spaces in it, write $0 in those spaces or draw through them before putting your signature on the card. Otherwise, the cashier could write in an amount and send the purchase to your credit card issuer.

4. Avoid giving out your credit card information.

Only give out your credit card number or other sensitive information on calls you initiate to customer service using the number on the back of your credit card. Don’t return calls to a phone number left on your answering machine and don’t give your credit card number to anyone who calls you requesting the number. Credit card thieves have been known to pose as credit card issuers and other businesses to trick you into giving out your credit card number.

5. Be safe with your credit card online.

Don’t click on email links from anyone pretending to be your bank, credit card Company, or other business who uses your personal information, even if the email looks legitimate. These links are often phishing scams and the scammers want to trick you into entering your login information on their fake website.

Make sure you’re cautious when you’re using your credit cards online. Only enter your credit card number on secure websites that you can be 100% sure are legitimate. To be sure a website is secure, look for a lock in the lower right corner of your Internet browser.

6. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.

The sooner you report a missing credit card the less likely it is that you’ll have to pay for any fraudulent charges made on your credit card. Write down your credit card companies’ customer service number now so you’ll have it if your credit card is ever missing.

7. Review your billing statements each month.

Unauthorised changes on your credit card are the first indicator of credit card fraud. If you notice a charge you didn’t make, no matter how small, report the charge to your credit card issuer immediately. Your credit card issuer will tell you whether you should close your account to avoid credit card fraud.



7 Tips For Your Personal Safety at Work

Safety within the workplace is very important not only to your healthy and wellbeing but to the health and wellbeing of your co-workers, family and friends.

Movement and variety

Take regular breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury or burnout. Schedule the most difficult tasks of each day for times when your concentration is best, such as first thing in the morning. Vary tasks so you are not typing for extended periods of time. Take your lunch break away from your desk, preferably going for a walk outside for 15-20 minutes.

Look after your body

Often overlooked in a busy day is taking in proper nourishment and hydration. Eat regular nutritious meals and keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Safety of others

Keep an eye on your co-workers, especially if they are new to the workplace and don’t know all the WHS issues.

Manual handling and ergonomics

Avoid stooping or twisting. Use ergonomically designed furniture and equipment or rearrange your work area so that everything you need is within easy reach. Be aware of your posture at your workstation and correct where needed. Protect your back. If you do need to pick up and carry heavy loads, keep the load close to your body and lift with your thigh muscles.


Wear protective equipment to suit the task. If worn correctly, gear such as earplugs, earmuffs, hard hat, safety goggles, gloves or full-face mask can dramatically reduce your risk of injury. Always follow the safety rules and procedures. Always wear any personal protective equipment provided by your employer.

Communicate concerns

Talk over any concerns. Your employer or human resources manager need to be informed about hazards and risks. Your employer is legally obliged to ensure a safe working environment. Speak up and let supervisors know if you think a task is too dangerous or difficult for you

Reduce workplace stress

Common causes include long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with co-workers or managers. Stress can lead to depression, sleeping difficulties and problems with concentration. Be aware of each other’s workload. Clarify priorities and deadlines. Recognise and acknowledge each other’s efforts. Develop your communication, negotiation and conflict management skills



Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national park, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Consider the following safety tips:

  • Pack a first aid kit. Your kit can prove invaluable if you or a member of your group suffers a cut, bee sting or allergic reaction. Pack antiseptics for cuts and scrapes, tweezers, insect repellent, bug spray, a snakebite kit, pain relievers, and sunscreen.
  • Bring emergency supplies. In addition to a first aid kit, this includes: a map, compass, flashlight, knife, waterproof fire starter, personal shelter, whistle, warm clothing, high energy food, water, and insect protection.
  • Learn the ABC’s of treating emergencies. Recognizing serious injuries will enable you to attend to a victim until medical help arrives.
  • Before you leave, find out the weather report. When you arrive at the site, watch the skies for changes and carry a compact weather radio. In inclement weather, find shelter until the worse passes. Stay dry – wet clothes contribute to heat loss. Also, keep sleeping bags and important gear, dry at all times.
  • Arrive early. Plan your trip so that you arrive at your actual campsite with enough daylight to check over the entire site and to set-up camp.
  • Check for potential hazards. Be sure to check the site thoroughly for glass, sharp objects, branches, large ant beds, poison ivy, bees, and hazardous terrain.
  • Avoid areas of natural hazards. Check the contour of the land and look for potential trouble due to rain. Areas that could flood or become extremely muddy can pose a problem.

  • Inspect the site. Look for a level site with enough room to spread out all your gear. Also, a site that has trees or shrubs on the side of prevailing winds will help block strong, unexpected gusts.
  • Build fires in a safe area. Your open fires and fuel-burning appliances must be far enough away from the tent to prevent ignition from sparks, flames, and heat. Never use a flame or any other heating device inside a tent. Use a flashlight or battery-powered light instead.
  • Make sure your fires are always attended. Be sure you have an area for a fire that cannot spread laterally or vertically – a grill or stone surface is ideal. When putting the fire out, drown it with water, making sure all embers, coals and sticks are wet. Embers buried deep within the pile have a tendency to re-unite later.
  • Pitch your tent in a safe spot. Make sure your tent is made of a flame-retardant fabric, and set up far enough away from the campfire. Keep insects out of your tent by closing the entrance quickly when entering or leaving.
  • Dispose of trash properly. Remember to recycle – use the proper recycling bins if available.
  • Be cautious when using butane stoves. Read the instructions that come with the stove and butane cylinder. Use the stove as a cooking appliance only – never leave it unattended while it’s burning.
  • Watch out for bugs. Bees, wasps, and spiders are a problem at many campsites. Avoid attracting stinging insects by wearing light-coloured clothing and avoiding perfumes or colognes. Should such an insect approach, do not wave wildly and swat blindly – instead use a gentle pushing or brushing motion to deter them.
  • Beware of poisonous plants. Familiarise yourself with any dangerous plants that are common to the area. If you come into contact with a poisonous plant, immediately rinse the affected area with water and apply a soothing lotion such as calamine to the affected area.
  • Practice good hygiene. Make sure you wash your hands, particularly after using the toilet and before handling food, to prevent everyone in your group becoming ill.

To be ready for all camping emergencies book in to attend Regal Security and Industry Training Provide First Aid and Provide CPR Course



There can be many different career choices and possibilities in the security services industry; from static security guards, crowd control, VIP security and cash in transit security guards, just to name a few.

When some people think of the “cash in transit” role, images from armoured car heists in Hollywood movies often spring to mind. While these movies can be entertaining, they also serve to tarnish the image of this essential industry, making it look like an unsafe work environment, when really the opposite is true.

In Australia, incidences involving armoured vehicles or security guards encountering trouble during the transfer of cash to ATMs and banks is extremely rare. While incidences can occur, there is more chance of being attacked by a shark when swimming at the beach than there is of being involved in an armed hold up.

All facets of the security industry come with some element of risk. Any industry where the protection of people and property is involved is never going to be totally risk-free. The bouncer working in the local night club is more likely to face a physical encounter than a cash in transit security guard.

All in all it’s a very safe and secure industry to work in and it can be a very rewarding career. Training for this role opens up even more job opportunities for those who have entered (or are considering entering) the security services business.

The key to being successful, and safe, in the role of a cash in transit security guard is to be expertly trained; so you have the confidence and the skills to do the job competently and safely.

Popular One Day Course

Regal Security & Industry Training is based on the Gold Coast, and we offer a very popular one day training course for those individuals looking for a career as a cash in transit security officer.
Cash In Transit Licence Function Course

This course is an add on for those who have already completed their security guard training, and have the Qld Security Guard Firearms License. All of this training can be accomplished with Regal Security as well.

Cash in transit security services is a safe industry to work in. Those security guards who would prefer to be mobile, working in different locations throughout the day, would likely enjoy this role more than being placed somewhere statically. It’s definitely worth looking into, so get in touch today to discuss your options.



Security in all its forms is an industry that is always in demand. Whether it’s the need for static security guards, crowd control experts, VIP security services, K9 security and many others, choosing the security industry as a career means you will likely always been in employment in one facet of the industry or another.

Static Security Services

Quite possibly the role of the static security guard is one of the most common the industry has to offer. Security guards are everywhere:

  • Banks
  • Industrial zones
  • Housing estates
  • Events
  • Schools and universities
  • Stores
  • Apartment buildings
  • Restaurants and bars

If you take note, you really will see static security guards literally all over the place. The police can’t be everywhere, and that’s where static security services really comes into its own.

Crowd Control

There are always events of one kind or another happening in South-East Queensland, so there is plenty of work for crowd control security services. Whether it be music festivals, special occasions, private parties, government officials attending a summit, sporting events and more, crowd control requirements are commonplace, so you can always be assured of a steady stream of work opportunities.

VIP Security

This is more in the role of a bodyguard and requires the security officer to engage in a more personal role with those they are charged with protecting.

Would you like to be personally responsible for the next pop star or celebrity that comes to town? That’s the kind of role VIP security services are enlisted for; protecting famous people, and/or those who could come under threat for any number of reasons.

Cash In Transit

These men and women ensure that the cash and other valuables in armoured vehicles gets safely from point A to point B. Think of this as a static security guard role while being on the move. A good choice for those who don’t enjoy being situated in the one place all day or night.

K9 Security

If you love spending time with mans’ best friend, then a K9 security role might be the career choice for you.

As a K9 security guard, both you and your highly trained dog will be responsible for protecting property, people and premises. One dog and handler can effectively perform the role of a number of security guards. Spend your days or nights patrolling the neighbourhood with your best friend, keeping everyone and everything safe in the process.

Train With Regal Security & Industry Training

We are the premier security training company on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, with a wide range of courses covering just about everything a career in the security sector has to offer. Get in touch with our friendly staff today to discuss your options for a career in this satisfying and versatile industry.