Would you hire a random person at your door asking for a security job at your company?
You can never be sure of their criminal records and whether they are trained and certified. This is when reputable security companies come in handy.
There are a lot of reasons why one should always hire guards from trusted private firms rather than hiring guards by yourself.
Due to their extensive screening process, drug test, criminal records cross check, interviews, training, and on-site supervision, you always get dependable and trustworthy services with registered companies.
The Right Security Guard Hiring Process
Professional security guard companies have an intense screening process.
First, the applicant’s work history for the previous 3-5 years is verified and pre-employment criminal history is checked. This criminal record is checked regularly for all employees to provide trustworthy, reliable guards only. At least 3 references that the applicant has known for 5+ years are verified as well.
Also, an extensive pre-employment drug test for each applicant is carried out before hiring as guards, which continues every month to make sure the guard is not on drugs.
Registered companies also employ only those with proper training and qualifications.
After the applicant has cleared screening process and passed interviews, they then must complete intensive training and testing.
This ensures the officers on site are fully prepared to protect your property and your people.
The initial training consists of the following:
- Functions and duties of a security officer
- Public relations
- Ethics and professionalism
- Patrol techniques
- Report writing
- Legal authorities and responsibilities of an officer
- Fire hazard: detection and prevention; Fire awareness and response
- Emergency situations procedures
- Safety issues
- Introduction to first aid
- Advanced security training
- First aid, first responder, CPR training
- Spotting suspicious people and packages
Reputable firms have security guard supervision programs in order to make sure a guard is at their post and doing what they are supposed to be doing at all the times stated by the company’s client contract. This ensures the officer assigned to your facility is at their post on time and remains on the job throughout the shift.
If an officer is sick or on leave, the company will send a replacement to cover for him. Daily activity reports on any incidents, which occurred during the shift will be sent to the client as well. You will receive a detailed invoice for each shift showing who was working in your facility.
Supervisors test each guard present on each shift when doing site visits and test their knowledge of site-specific requirements, safety knowledge and company’s policies and procedures.
Handing over security of your house, office, factory, or event is an important decision. Make sure you are choosing the right company to share your burden. Contact Security One 2 One to hire the right guards for you.