Skill Set for Security Guards

Skill Set for Security Guards


Security Guard Skills 

Security guard skills include physical abilities, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, observation, and teamwork.  We must acquire specific skills so we can help protect life and property. Good communication skills

This is one of the most essential skills you will need. You must be able to give clear instructions in emergencies and everyday business. Situational awareness

Be aware of the environment and see threats before they happen so you can take the proper actions before the threat materializes.  Look for things that are out of place or suspicious.  It is better to find the bomb before it explodes than to deal with the results if it goes off. Security procedures knowledge :

Be familiar with the people and the areas you protect. Know in advance how to respond to different types of incidents.  Knowledge of security procedures is essential.  The more you know, the better equipped you will be to protect people and property. Emergency response

Security guards are usually the first to respond to any incident at the work site.  Know what to do and who to call. Be professional

 A professional security guard is perceived as being credible, which creates trust.  You must be able to conduct yourself professionally by being punctual, respectful, polite, and dressing appropriately for the job.  It would be best to display high professionalism to inspire trust and confidence. Decision-making

You may need to make quick and informed decisions in high-pressure situations, so you must look at the various courses of action and make the best decision.  You must use your judgment to assess conditions and decide what to do. You must be able to think critically and use your training and common sense. 



Security guards must be honest and trustworthy even when no one’s looking. They must be reliable, keep their word, and uphold the law. As they’re responsible for protecting people and property, they need to reassure people that they can be trusted

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