Security Guard Management

Managing Gold Coast Security Guards

Gold Coast Security Guards Managing security guards on the Gold Coast can be a daunting task both for the security company and the work site personal. But if prepared, these tasks can be fairly straight forward. When you need to manage security guards, you need to have a site supervisor or a senior security officer who will have the responsibility to organise the Gold Coast based security officers and security guards. The first question that arises is, do you have in-house security or is your security managed by a subcontracted Gold Coast security company? If you have in-house security, you might need to choose an in-house security officer or security supervisor to manage all the security guards.


If it is subcontracted you can leave it up to the security company to have their own supervisor manage the security guards. When you assign managing duties to a security supervisor, senior security officer or senior security guard, you need to make sure that this person has high level of communication skills needed to communicate with the team of security guards. Keep in mind that the senior security guard or supervisor is there to manage the duties for all security officers and keep them together as a team and they should have a good knowledge of the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.


Choosing an in-house manager or a Gold Coast security company?

In this article we are going to discuss how to manage the security guards after you choose a suitable security company.

You need to complete the following check list while managing security guards

  1. You need to have a security manager onsite or offsite who will overlook all the tasks performed by senior security guards and security officers.
  2. You need to have senior security guard or supervisor for each site in order to manage all the security officers at each site.
  3. You need to access your requirements and find out how many security guards you need each shift day or night. For example if you need to cover 5 work sites 24-7 and you need 2 security guards for each shift at each site. Then you would need at least 30 security guards on permanent basis and couple of casual security guards to cover the shifts when permanent security guards are on their day off.
  4. Each security guard will require a radio, torch, equipment belt, first aid kit etc. So you need to organise all this equipment.
  5. You might need a security patrol vehicle if the area needs to be patrolled by a vehicle at regular intervals.
  6. You would need to have a list  of duties to be performed by each security officer in a printed and electronic format.
  7. You also need to organise the uniforms, hats, shoes, caps and safety vests for all the security guards.
  8. You need to have counter disaster measures in place in case of emergency.
  9. Every work site should have a trained security guard or security officer to respond to fire alarms, security alarms etc.
  10. One of the security guards or security officers need to have experience dealing with Alarm Panels and to provide training to other security officers.
  11. Security manager or site supervisor needs to have a background in police or public services and need to have experience in liaising with the police and compiling security reports for court procedures.
  12. Is the business premises and surrounding estate covering a large area of land that needs to be monitored and patrolled? If so then consider hiring canine support and choose which security dogs will meet your requirements. Guard dogs, attack dogs or watch dogs? For more information check out  this Gold Coast security dogs and guards website. This security company is based in Queensland and they also cover Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan.

These are just couple of good pointers but probably enough to help you make the right choice for your business security needs on the Gold Coast of Australia. You can post comments if you have more suggestions regarding the management of security personnel.


Monitoring Security In Queensland



Security Monitoring Plants


When you are looking for professional security monitoring services or alarm response officers from a security company in Brisbane, you will find there are many companies advertising throughout Queensland. They will be offering to provide various security services to Brisbane companies and Gold Coast businesses including mobile patrols, security staffing, business monitoring security and crowd control. You need to be aware that not all the security companies in your area can provide you with the level of service that you need.

Most of the large Brisbane security companies can provide you with complete security solutions for your business or home.

This can include everything from bio-metric security to major sporting event control. Some of these can provide security guards teamed with security dogs trained in Brisbane and experienced armed guards. All security staff members are fully trained in first aid, experienced electronic security experts and have written testimonials from companies and organisations that you have heard of.
These are the professionals that you should be sourcing. Before choosing any company for security solutions ensure you ask for testimonials and references from names you know or can follow up.

New Security Company And The Implementation of Transition
Upon award of a security contract in Queensland, the security company’s management team should immediately begin performing a security survey at your facility. After completing the survey, they should develop a comprehensive procedures manual which needs to be reviewed with client management for approval.
As for staffing the account, again they should work closely with client management to determine if there are any existing officers they would like to retain at the facility. Once that is determined, they can interview the officers and make certain that they will be willing to conform to your new company’s high standards. At that point they would be hired, and re-trained prior to security services commencing.
All shifts not being filled by existing personnel can be given to the new security company’s own experienced officers. They would then be trained on the procedures at their specific site. Again, by having a number of officers on call, security professionals are able to provide their clients with the service they require on short notice.
Experienced companies in Brisbane provide a variety of reports, depending on what is required at a specific facility. The most commonly used are Incident Reports, Daily Activity Reports, Visitor Logs,  etc. Gold Coast security companies work the same way. All of the reports can be customised for your facility if required.

Hiring Security Guards

Security Guard Hire

More and more business owners are looking to hire security guards to protect their place of business and employees. There are many more small business owners finding themselves in situations where they simply cannot afford not to hire security services. Security companies in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast can provide you with security patrol services on a regular or casual basis. You will need to think about your business requirements before you contact a firm so it’s best to make notes of your needs and the situation so that you can get an accurate quote for security services.


What Level Of Protection Do You Need?

The first step is to set up your goals. Think about it first, why does your company needs to hire security guards. Your goals depend on your individual business structure. Below you can see some common types of businesses or organisations and what they might need a security company for.

Mobile Security Guard

The Need To Hire A Security Guard

  1. Retails shops or stores need to hire security guards in order to protect their property and products from theft. So shops need loss preventions services and they need guards experienced in loss prevention.
  2. Shopping centres need security staff for protection against theft, vandalism and graffiti and also for money transfers to and from the bank.
  3. Small business owners may need to hire security guards for property protection, theft prevention and escorting employees at closing time.
  4. Schools and universities often hire guards for events, functions, school parties, for the safety of students and staff and to protect the property against theft and vandalism.
  5. Banks need extra security guards for money transfers to and from the bank.
  6. Other places where security officers could be required are factories, small building firms, detention centres, prisons, small groups of shops, popular party areas and street protests.

Armed Security Officers

Armed Security Guards

Armed security personnel work for companies such as Armaguard and are mainly responsible for transferring money from one location to another. These trained professionals are also known as cash in transit security guards because they transfer money from or to the bank. Other places where armed security officers work are government buildings, the defence department, money exchanges, high profile business meetings, head of state events such as the G20 summit, jewellery shops, retail stores, and credit lending institutions. The list will continue to grow.

Armed Security Officers

Armed security guards also work in conjunction with police at major events or at times of heightened security risks. The security officers usually work in a group of two or more when transferring money from one point to another. They are fully licensed and very well trained in handling firearms. Many experienced officers move on to become personal bodyguards for famous people and wealthy business men for prestige and large increases in salary.

Random Drug And Alcohol Testing

Workplace implementation

Employee drug testing is a major part of a drug-free work environment. In addition, employee drug testing can save a company thousands of dollars in sick days, worker’s compensation claims and unemployment benefits. Post-hire employee drug testing can be implemented by a qualified and trusted security company in Brisbane and is a good start for insuring a drug-free workplace.

It is extremely important that employers have a drug and alcohol policy in place and this must be made available to all employees and subcontractors at the workplace it must be clearly defined and each employee or subcontractor sign a compliance form. These days we find that most large companies have there own policies in place which clearly outline the guidelines, procedures and actions. Pre-employment testing is another area in which we can assist.

Rapid 6 Drug Urine Test Cassette

The first type of drug testing is a urine screen and is also known as a urinalysis. This procedure requires the person to provide a urine sample. After the sample has been provided, a test via a drug urine test cassette may be used on-site to detect results immediately or the sample may be sent away to have a series of tests performed on it. Most Security companies use the Microcheck rapid 6 cassette which meet Australian standards cut off levels. in accordance “AS 4308 Procedures for the collection, detection and quantitative of drugs abuse in urine”

Secure Drug Testing Services
Employee Drug Testing

Breath Testing Services

Random Alcohol Testing

Many employers require alcohol testing as a part of the pre-employment screening process. The employer will generally pay for such testing and may refuse to hire an individual based on the test results.

Other reasons for breath analysis testing are.

  • As part of Random testing procedures
  • After an onsite incident
  • If circumstances make it reasonable for a test to occur. For example. A person acting out of character slurring speech or unable to drive plant or machinery due to an altered state.

Testing is undertaken in accordance with the Australian Standard AS 3547 Breath Alcohol Testing Devices For Personal Use