What Are The Responsibilities For Manned Guarding?

In one of our previous articles, we discussed the 6 qualities every effective security guard should possess. The right qualities are exceptionally important for a successful career in manned guarding. In this article, we will continue the subject of manned guarding by breaking down the key responsibilities that security guards have as part of their role. If you are interested in working as a security guard, this may give you a better understanding of the role. 

Securing Premises

The main responsibility of manned guarding and one of the core duties of any manned guard role is securing premises. They are responsible for keeping a close watch on the premises they are assigned to protect. These premises can vary, from guarding shopping centres to music events. Manned guards ensure the safety and security of the premises, assets and people by preventing unauthorised access, theft or vandalism. This involves securing any doors, windows, barriers and entry points as well as using access control points and so on.

Monitor & Investigate Any Signs Of Unusual Activity

Manned guards often have a responsibility to monitor CCTV systems and investigate any signs of usual activity as part of their role. By keeping a watchful eye on surveillance footage, they can detect any usual or concerning behaviour, take the appropriate action swiftly to control the situation and maintain security. 

Keep Track Of All Site Traffic 

For premises with restricted access such as construction sites and warehouses, manned guards have the responsibility to keep track of all site traffic entering and leaving the premises. This may be in the form of a detailed log or an online system. This will allow manned guards to have an accurate number of how many personnel are on-site in the event of an emergency or incident.

Respond To Incidents

Speaking of emergencies and incidents, the first point of contact for most people is the security guard or security team on-duty. They are fully trained to respond quickly and effectively by taking charge of the incident, assessing the risks as well as implementing health and safety procedures to reduce the impact of the incident. To go with responding to raised alarms, manned guards are expected to contact and work with emergency services such as the police force, fire brigade and medical assistance. Some manned guards are also trained to perform first aid if necessary.

Manned Guarding Jobs In Crewe

Manned guarding is one of the many services we offer our clients at Alpha Omega Securities. While we have discussed the key responsibilities of manned guarding above, each security job can differ, depending on the job description. If you are currently looking for a manned guarding or security job in Crewe or the surrounding areas, Alpha Omega Securities have a range of vacancies available. An excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to start or continue their career in the security industry in a dedicated and experienced team. For more information on our current vacancies, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.