Security guards are individuals employed in a position of trust toguard valuables from theft, criminal damage or shoplifting. Historically, security guards were employed to guard static locations and deter potential trespassers but today their role is more complex.
Our security guards can take on a number of roles from patrolling busy retail shopping centres to sorting mail in a reception. It really depends on the client requirements what the security guard’s duties will be.
Security guards licensing requirements
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the regulatory body that governs the private security industry in the UK under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. It is illegal to work as a security guard without a valid SIA licence.
Holding a valid SIA license is the minimum legal requirement to work within the private security industry. However, the SIA had advised that security guards should be vetted to British Standard (BS) 7858 for security vetting to ensure only individuals of good character can work within the security industry. BS 7858 is the industry standard for security vetting which includes due diligence regarding 5 years employment history, references, credit checks and criminal record.
Bravo Security Limited undertakes stringent due diligence before offering security guards to a client location. The security guard’s selection and vetting process is undertaken at senior managerial level to ensure only suitable individuals with relevant experience and good character are sent to the client location.
Sectors covered by our security guards
We cover most sectors because our security guards are versatile and can adapt to your organizational requirements:
Retail security guards
Construction security guards
Reception security guards
Full gate control
Construction site guarding (Valid CSCS card and full PPE provided)
Restaurants and More
Plain clothed detectives for investigative purposes
How can our security guards help?
Provide a visual deterrent to achieve a high profile authoritative presence
Carry out planned and random patrols to protect the client against theft and criminal damage
Carry out random and planned staff searches which can help as both as a deterrent and improve profitability
Provide an evidential audit trail which leads to higher prosecution rates
Liaise with the Police, emergency services and local authorities in the client’s behalf
Provide plain clothed security guards when the client experiences loss affecting their bottom line
Our security guards are fully trained in loss prevention
After an initial discussion we visit the client location to identify any weaknesses in the current security arrangements and advise to remediate them accordantly. We will then put in place protocols and draft the security guard’s duties to fit the client requirements.
Each client benefits from a dedicated case manager to ensure security objectives are attained within agreed terms and for quality control purposes. Before sending a security guard to your location they receive a full briefing of your needs and expectations.
We equip our security guards with smart uniforms, radios and bodyworn CCTV cameras. These acts as a deterrent and are also useful in protecting our staff and the client from civil actions and to prosecute offenders.
Ten reasons to use Bravo Security guards
Fully SIA licensed
Security guards are vetted to BS 7858 Code of Practice for Security Screening of Personnel employed in a Security Environment
Fully trained in diversity in the workplace, drug awareness and first-aid at work.
Dedicated case manager
UK Nationwide coverage
Quick deployment and versatility
Working strictly within BS 7499 Code of Practice for Static site Guarding and Mobile Patrol Services
Our security guards are available 24 hours a day 7 day a week
Fully meeting Lone Worker legal requirements
High evidential and prosecution rates
To talk with a member of our team about your security guards requirements please don’t hesitate to contact Bravo Security team today.