2021 has been a tough but rewarding year. We’ve launched our new website, we’ve launched two new businesses: Carter Staffing and Carter Consultancy, and we’ve enjoyed building relationships with new clients and supporting relationships with our existing ones. We’ve welcomed new members of the team, undergone a rebrand and fully integrated our office dog Fudge.
We wanted to do a round-up of the top ten blogs this year that you’ve enjoyed reading, covering everything from security guard recruitment, to the importance of manned guarding and how we support our security officers.
What qualifications do you need to be a security guard?
As far as formal qualifications go, there are a number of boxes that need to be ticked. To qualify you'll need:
• To be 18 or over
• Pass identity and criminal record checks
• Have a valid SIA license
1. You'll need to be comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.
2. You'll need to be physically fit and comfortable working outdoors in all weathers.
3. You'll be socially confident with brilliant communication skills.
4. You'll be able to adjust to a flexible working schedule.
Number two and three...
Understanding the limits of a security guard
What is Manned Guarding, and how can it help your business?
Manned guarding is a highly effective way of eliminating criminal damage and theft, making it one of the most proactive security measures that you can take against crime. It is a security service that involves placing security guards at your premises, usually out of hours but sometimes when staff are still present.
The manned guarding security service that Carter Security offers is much more than a security patrol of your premises. Our security guards are all trained to Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards, and are fitted with body cameras for audible and CCTV footage, ensuring you have a professional security officer managing your property at all times.
Three key benefits of undercover security operatives
Uniformed security officers provide an excellent deterrent to crime. They demonstrate to potential criminals that you take the security of your business seriously and therefore make you a difficult target. However, there are plenty of excellent benefits to going undercover too.
1. They are excellent at loss prevention
2. They are brilliant for internal investigations
3. They are much more discrete
The benefits of a security officer job
There are a number of reasons why security officer roles are worth considering, and why we're a great employer to consider too.
1. Be more active
2. Challenge yourself
3. A salary above the industry average
Read the full blog here: https://www.css.limited/blog/security-guards/benefits-security-officer-job
7. The top 5 personality traits necessary for a quality security officer
Being a security officer is much more than operating on a mobile patrol or standing on the door of a licensed gaming venue or club. It requires the individual to have a specific set of personality traits, traits that see them excel in the role. We're hugely proud of every single member of the CSS Ltd security guard team, so much so that we concentrate on employee appreciation and recognition. It means a lot to us to reward the hard work of our staff, and we're pleased to say that everyone possesses the traits listed below.
What are the SIA standards for Manned Guarding?
Our security guards are all trained to Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards, and we NEVER subcontract. This means that we individually choose the security guards to patrol your premises based on their skill set and your needs. All training is done by Carter Security to ensure consistency with each and every individual.
How we look after our Security officers in adverse weather conditions
Snow is on its way, another big freeze, and for our men and women on the ground that means freezing night shifts. The change in the weather will not mean a change in the quality of security, and there are a number of steps we take to ensure our security officers remain safe.
Security guard welfare and attendance
We have invested a considerable amount of money to launch our new 'Guard Attendance and Welfare' platform. This is delivered via an Apple iPad locked within a housing that's mounted to a wall, and this system is now being installed to all of our sites throughout the UK. This ensures that our staff have access to Deputy wherever they are.
If you’re looking to further your career within the security industry, please check on our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training, and we work hard to support our staff. You will need to hold a valid SIA license before applying.
For more information on how we can advise you on security at your business this winter, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.