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What is a Security Guard?

Sep 30, 2016

What is a security guard?

What is a Security Guard?

Security Guards are crime, threat and risk prevention officers assigned to protect specific people and property. The Security Guard’s concern is to protect and prevent damage or destruction to people and property. Fundamentally, Security Guard’s are in the prevention business.

It is their job to act as a deterrent to crime, to watch for impending danger and to report crimes they may encounter.

The 6 Essential Roles and Responsibilities of Security Guards

Not every security guard is trained to fill the following roles and perform the following responsibilities. You only get this when you hire Hawk Eye Protection.

A Security Guard’s role is to PROTECT the people and property of his employer or contracted clients. So, the major responsibility of a security guard is prevention BEFORE an incident/offence occurs. The absence of incidents or offences is one sign that your Security Guard is doing a good job.

Security Guards act as a visible deterrent to criminals. Thefts, damage and injuries can be thwarted when the perpetrators see a Security Guard. By being visible, the guard discourages anyone who might be considering inappropriate behaviour.

Security Guards must remain alert to watch for abnormal activity or hear any unusual sounds. A Security Guard’s job is PREVENTION and to do the job well, they must be alert, listen and watch. In fact, Guards should be suspicious of any activity that draws them away from their post, as it could be a plan to distract them from their duties.

Observe and Report
A Security Guard’s responsibility to OBSERVE and REPORT. They will stay calm, observe and remember events, report to the police/or the security guard’s supervisor (following employer policy).

If you are hosting an event, or are thinking about seeking protection for a construction site, don’t hesitate to call us. You may think that you have things under control but we know from experience just how quickly events can escalate. Hawk Eye Protection offer Perth’s best Security Guards and are Event Security Specialists, so call us today!

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