Brief intro about security guards
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:
How can our security guards help?
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