Security Guard Checklist

The primary responsibility of a security guard is to maintain the safety of the people and properties they have been designated to protect. They must keep a watchful eye on everything that is happening around so as to quickly spot anything or anyone that is suspicious.

If you are security guard, it will really be helpful to have a security guard checklist that can serve as a guide on how you can do things more systematically. There are several things that you need to be watchful for, monitor, and supervise while you are on duty, so having this security guard checklist either on paper or in your mind may probably make things easier.

  1. Before going to work, check if you have all that you need for work --- identification badge, security guard license card, flashlight, pen, etc.
  2. Once at work, check if all gates, doors, and windows that have to be locked are locked. Security guards working night shifts should be more vigilant about this as it may be easier for outsiders to enter the premises if even one window or door is left unlocked.
  3. It may be good to patrol on foot every hour or so just to be sure that no trespassers have broken in and everything is in order. After each session, make a note on the security log and include a short description of all the areas that you checked.
  4. A security guard must also examine the fire alarms, security alarms, and other alarm systems in the premises and verify if they are in good condition and have not been tampered with, busted, or damaged. They should make a report if they find anything that is out-of-order.

More things can be added to a security guard checklist, depending on the demands of their job. It is imperative that one should go to work alert, clear-headed, and vigilant to be able to do all security guard duties efficiently.

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