Prevention and detection of crime and unauthorised activities.
This involves protecting people and premises from criminal activities such as criminal damage and theft. A security guard officer is also suppose to report any act of crime to the police and preserving any evidence at the scene of a crime.
Part of their duties also involves preventing unauthorised activities in their area of duty, such smoking on business premises.
Prevention reduction of loss, waste and damage.
Prevention of loss is also important in the role of a security guard. Theft to a business can be carried out by a member of staff or by the contractors providing services to the business. A security officer needs to be well placed to reduce this risk. Prevention of waste and damage are also on a security guard’s radar.
Monitoring and responding to safety risks
It is important for a security officer to identify all potential security risks and respond effectively to them. An example of this could be reporting a broken windows or a tampered door lock which could allow intruders easy access to a premises.
Responsibilities in emergencies
A security officer needs to be sure of his/her activities during emergencies. Some of theses duties may involve contacting emergency services or the Police. Also, if required, the abilities to give clear instructions during evacuation.
Control of access and egress
This is the process of controlling the entering and the exiting from a premises. It is good practice for a security officer to have information of who is present at a premises and of those leaving.
Entry – Ingress
Exit – Egress
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