Despite the job title of ‘static guarding’ it’s fair to say that most security guards who take on this role are far from static. In fact a vital part of this job is to conduct regular and thorough roving security patrols. One popular misconception is that security personnel are employed to catch intruders. The reality is however that due to strong security measures put into place by many companies, intrusions are pretty rare. So what is the real role of a static security guard? Let’s take a look…
There are in fact 4 main responsibilities that the static security guard has and these are:
- To prevent flood, fire and other natural disaster damage to your building and its contents
- To safeguard against and prevent accidents
- To act as a deterrent
- To prevent wasted company resources
Reducing your carbon footprint
As environmental issues are becoming more significant, one aspect that’s big on many company’s agenda’s is wasted energy. As a result static security guards are able to roam the internal and external premises of your building checking for (and switching off) any unnecessary lighting, thus saving you money on your energy bills and reducing your company’s overall carbon footprint.
Enforcing company guidelines
Static security guards can also make sure that employees and visitors obey the rules and regulations laid down by your company. Whether this be no-smoking, a no-admittance policy to certain areas, or simply making sure that everyone in the building is meant to be there, a security guard acts as an enforcer and a deterrent.
Becoming your eyes and ears
As a company owner it just isn’t physically possible to have your eyes and ears everywhere at all times. This is where a static security guard comes in. Patrols can provide an extra degree of vigilance that you might not otherwise have. As a result they can help to foresee and prevent any accidents or incidents before they occur, thus giving you total peace-of-mind that this aspect of your business is covered.
If you have a business in Brisbane or the surrounding suburbs and you want to find out more information about just how a static guard can help you and your business then contact MA Services Group Pty Ltd. We’ve been in the industry for several years and have helped many businesses organise their security, so give us a call on 03 9994 4107 or 1300 02 04 06 and speak to the experts.