Food Services Officers urgently require Safety Training
A brutal assault of a Food
Services Officer (FOS) took place at a federal prison:
Correctional Service Canada was found in violation of the Canada Labour Code for not providing mandatory training, exposing FOS in that prison to the threat of assault.
Through a national survey,
USJE finds that:
A similar lack of training exists for FOS across the country, exposing all FOS to a threat of assault.
Internal Correctional Service of Canada documents reveal outside employees forced to work with inmates are inadequately trained, protected
By: Ryan Thorpe, Winnipeg Free Press | Posted: 7:00 PM CST Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021
2 in 3
Food Services Officers presently lack the training required to keep them safe.
3 in 4
work in understaffed
9 in 10
receive NO safety
training before their first day of work.
following safety trainings
New Employee Orientation Program (NEOP) — including Anatomy of a Set Up — in person
NEOP, Part II
CSPS Security Awareness
Managing Offenders in the Workplace
Communicating about Offenders
Working Mind First Responder
(Previously Road to Mental Readiness)
First Aid & CPR
All new FOS (casual, term & indeterminate) need to receive these trainings BEFORE their first day of work.
All present FOS (casual, term & indeterminate) need to receive all of the above trainings that they have not yet received.
Food Services Officers need:
(now & annually)!
More FOS in kitchens!
to be fixed!