Working in the Security Services is something which comes with a huge amount of responsibility, which is why, before deciding to enter this profession it is of utmost importance that those who are interested, find out more about the industry.
SGTUK will provide all the information about security guard service, ranging from the requirements to become one, to the training required.
A security guard’s job is not an easy task, as it requires dealing with difficult situations. Guards are required to stop anything that initiates trouble, or end it once it had been started.
This is why, a good eyesight and hearing are a must for a person who is interested in becoming a security guard. He or she should be an emotionally, and mentally stable person.
There is a very good chance that private firms, institutions and companies will prefer those who have achieved a degree in something which is related to this field. Basically, it can be anything which will help you understand better the needs of this job. And, although this depends on the company’s discretion, usually there are no minimum requirements.
To put it a little casually, a security guard will always be required to “keep his/her cool” and react in a calm manner, instead of losing his/her temper and making things difficult to tackle. This is why, teaching them the proper way to behave and react in certain situations is an essential part of security guards’ trainings.
Secondly, sometimes or many times – depending on the place where they are guarding – security guards might be required to put in physical effort – ranging from a lot to some. This is why they need to be physically fit and their bodies healthy so that they can intervene when they have to, to stop any kind of violent acts.
Security guard training basically means implementing practically all that has been taught to security guards, and this is why almost every firm, institution or company that hires you will expect you to have taken security training courses. These courses can include everything that covers your job description, and a few examples include training first aid and CPR (both are extremely important), knowing how to use certain equipment, etc.
This kind of training is offered by different organizations, and one of them is the SIA (Security Industry Agency). Their security training classes are competent and well recognized.