Even though there are many different types of security guards out there, all of them still offer the main duties when comparing them to each other. Here are some of the main duties all Security Guards should be able to do while they are employed by you.
Main Duty Number 1 – Prevention:
A security guard’s role is to protect people and the property of his/her employers or contracted clients. So, the major responsibility of a security guard is prevention before an incident/offense occurs. The absence of incidents or offenses (crimes) is one sign that a security guard is doing a good job.
Main Duty Number 2 – Visibility:
Security guards should remain visible as a deterrent to criminals. Theft, damage, and injuries can be thwarted when the perpetrators see a security guard. So, a security guard should be highly visible. By being seen, the guard may discourage anyone who might consider theft, damage, or personal injury.
Main Duty Number 3 – Vigilance:
Security guards must remain alert to watch for abnormal activity or hear any unusual sounds. To do their job well, the security guard must:
- Be Alert
- Listen and Watch
In fact, security guards should be suspicious of any activity that may draw them away from their post. It could be a plan to draw their attention away from their duties.
Main Duty Number 4 – Observe and Report:
A security guard’s responsibility during or after an incident/offense has occurred is to observe and report it. If an offense occurs, a guard does not char in. Instead, the security guard should:
- Stay calm
- Observe and remember the events occurred
- Report to the police or the security guard’s supervisor
Main Duty Number 5 – Getting Help:
During dangerous situations, such as robbery, burglary, or assault with a deadly weapon, the security guard will need help to apprehend the suspect. This involved calling the police immediately. Even the police, who are trained to apprehend criminals, are encouraged to call for help in dangerous situations.
Main Duty Number 6 – Team Player:
Security guards sometimes assume a team player role when he/she is responsible for maintaining certain miscellaneous rules and policies established by the client. These could include:
- Requiring employees to show their badges when entering the property
- Inspecting/Searching employees while they are leaving the premises
- Monitoring safety standards and reporting hazard; blocked exits, fire safety, slippery floors, etc
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