Security guards patrol or monitor premises to guard property against theft and vandalism. They control access to establishments and maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments.
Tasks include -
(a) patrolling premises and checking doors, windows and gates to prevent and detect signs of unauthorized entry;
(b) controlling access to establishments, monitoring and authorizing the entrance or departure of employees and visitors, checking identification and issuing security passes;
(c) circulating among visitors, patrons or employees to preserve order, protect property from theft or vandalism and enforce the regulations of the establishment;
(d) responding to alarms, investigating disturbances and contacting superiors, police or firefighters as appropriate;
(e) performing security checks of passengers and luggage at airports;
(f) picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash and valuables to banks, automated teller machines and retail establishments.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Museum guard
- Security guard
- Security patrolman/woman
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Beach patrolman/woman - 5419
- Lifeguard - 5419