Tips for security guards to stay in top form
Tips for security guards to stay in top formTips for security guards to stay in top form

Tips for security guards to stay in top form

A great security guard should strive to be the best they can be. Being prepared for your post, staying fit, and continually learning are just some examples of what you can do to stand out from the competition and provide the best service for a client.  Here are 7 tips to make you the best guard you can be.

Don’t forget your training.

You should be familiar with the policies and the procedures of the company you work for. When you first get your job, take your training seriously and take notes if you have to.  Many security companies are investing in technology for their guards, and individuals that can pick up training quickly will stay ahead of the competition.

Continue learning.

They say that knowledge is power. Empower yourself by going to security workshops or seminars when you learn about them.  This will impress your employer and your knowledge in your field will be appreciated.  The more you know the better you will be to handle situations that arise in the field.

Stay fit.

Workout regularly.  Exercising not only keeps you prepared for the physical challenges of being a guard (standing long periods for example), but is also good for your health. Staying fit will also help you command respect in the field more so than an out of shape guard. Many studies suggest that regular exercise also improves mood which can help you in the field as well.

Learn self-defense techniques.

Many security guards have been targets of assault lately.  Having to defend against an assailant is something a guard never wants to experience but has to be prepared for. Taking self-defense courses such as Judo or even MMA training can be very beneficial and can even be incorporated into your regular exercise routine as well.

Be up to date on what’s happening in your community.

Keeping up on news involving crimes or missing persons around the areas you patrol will prepare you for the unexpected and give you advanced knowledge that may help you better handle an incident or help someone on the community.

Ask for advice from an experienced guard.

If you can find someone that can give you good advice when you need it (such as a Guard Supervisor) you will have a better chance of being a great security guard.  They can point you in the right direction when you need it and give you constructive criticism.

Don’t make assumptions.

When you make assumptions you are taking a big risk and that can get both you, your employer, and the client in trouble.  Don’t assume that someone is safe just because they are dressed well or in a uniform.  Don’t assume an individual is ok just because you’ve noticed them around the grounds before.  Follow the rules for everyone and keep your guard up and your eyes open.

Looking for a great company to work for? Perhaps you are in need of security guard service? Call Pro-Secur today at 305-418-9214 for more information or to schedule guard service.

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