Thinking Of Hiring A Security Guard? – Here’s What You’ll Need To Know

Lets face it, when you hire a security guard to take over the guarding of your property, premises or business, you are in effect handing over the keys. That’s a pretty big leap of faith for most people but it’s one that can be controlled by making sure that you hire the right people for the job. With this in mind, here’s what you need to know.

To go through a company or to hire an individual

It may cost you more to hire security through a company but it’s well worth it in the long term. For starters all the leg work has been done for you. Most companies have a multitude of fully-licensed, experienced, and above all trustworthy personnel on their books, who can work when needed. They’ve already gone through rigorous testing procedures and have carried out similar work in the past, all of which is usually verified by the company. Conversely if you prefer to go down the route of finding your own security guard, you’ll have to do all the ground work. This includes interviews, past history checks, and selection processes. If you have the time to do this, then you may find the perfect candidate. However if you go through a security company, so long as you give the company as much information about the job role as possible, then you’re guaranteed to find the right person and that’s the difference.

Be specific

Think about what it is you want the guard to do and how you want them to do it. Remember the more information you can provide, the easier it will be to carry out the task in hand. For example, their main role might be regular checks around the premises, but if you want them to check specific areas or to make sure that light switches are turned off or that any sensitive data or paperwork is put away, then this needs to be made clear. More often than not a detailed job description is usually the best option as it gives the security guard clear and concise working guidelines.

Deliver regular feedback

Try and set time aside to deliver feedback on performance. Doing so should help the security guard to perform their job role better. It also gives them the chance to voice any concerns or possible solutions to potential security issues they might have found out about. To take this one step further, how about utilising an open door policy whereby any ideas or suggestions to improve security can be directed straight at you.

If you’re looking to hire a security guard for your residence, business, or premises then look no further than MA Services Group. We have a multitude of fully-licensed and fully-trained security personnel at our disposal. So whatever your reasons for needing security, we’ll guarantee the right people for you. Why not contact us on 03 9994 4107 to discuss your situation further.