The main responsibilities of a security guard are:
Security (armed or unarmed) at the private structures to be monitored
Security service in stations, airports, ports and other public places, to supplement the work of the Armed Forces
Supervision in places where there is handling and exchange of sums of money, securities, valuables or valuables (banks and jewelers)
Custody, transport and escort of cash or other goods or securities of value (transport of valuables)
Custody, transport and escort of weapons and explosives private security London.
Day or night patrols, on foot or by car
Inspections and inspections.
How to become a security guard? Training and Requirements
These are psychophysical and attitudinal requirements , to which must be added those of a legal nature (citizenship, military service, clean criminal record), as it is a job of great responsibility. To apply for job offers for GPG it is also recommended to have a certificate of qualification for the handling of weapons (issued by a national shooting section).
Several private security institutes organize courses for security guard , to which candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are admitted. The course is both theoretical and practical, and allows you to deepen both the criminal and operational aspects related to work.
At the end of the training period, in Italy the issuance of the qualification of Private Guard is the responsibility of the Prefect . After the appointment by the Prefect, you enter the role first alongside more experienced security guards, to gain experience, and then independently.
Skills of a security guard
The skills required of a security guard are:
Gift of visual and auditory attention
Speed and dexterity in movements
Reactivity and ability to face the unexpected
Resistance to stress
Working as a security guard allows you to enter the world of private security and start a career within a security institution . Those who work seriously and acquire operational competence can be assigned more often to the services where they perform best, and older LSGs can be entrusted with the tasks of supervising younger colleagues. Internal advancements and salary increases by length of service are usually envisaged.
The opportunities to make a career in surveillance exist if you work for companies that offer specialized services, as in the case of security guards who perform anti-piracy service on merchant ships.