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Why There is Need for Supervision in Security Guarding

By
Margaret
Mwangi

Time and Attendance

Why There is Need for Supervision in Security Guarding

February 8, 2019
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By
Margaret
Mwangi
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February 8, 2019
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Today, security is a major topic across the world and there is need to train guards to ensure they perform their duties as per standard laid down. Supervision of these security guards is another critical thing, yet difficult task security companies have to deal with. The job is done by supervisors who oversee the completion of work by security guards and ensure that the right rules are adhered to in the course of duty.

Below are some needs of supervision in security guarding

Proper Communication

This happens when a supervisor is communicating with the guard which is termed as vertical and horizontal when it’s directed to the agencies. There is therefore a need for proper communication to ensure everyone has the right information.

On the job training

Supervisors play a huge role in ensuring that the security guards are equipped with the right skills.

Emergency and accident management

This is one of the primary responsibilities of a supervisor. They are trained on how to handle each situation by deploying all the necessary resources and maintaining order.

Performance assessment

Supervision ensures that each guard’s performance is assessed and correctly recorded according to the company’s policy. It’s a tool for effective communication as well as efficiency improvement.

Imparting values

Supervisors oversee security guard work and most importantly, ensuring that integrity is upheld. It also guarantees that guards acquire the right values and approach towards their duties

Conclusion

In conclusion, supervision should be embraced by all security firms. It helps improve communication, solve emergency incidences, imparts good value, and assist in performance assessment. In addition,  it easier for managers to monitor the performance of supervisors and even more, ensure that they meet the company’s standards and requirements.

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