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SN, Issue #007 -- Time to remember fallen Security Guards
June 22, 2009

Security News #007 - June 22, 2009

This newsletter is dedicated to Stephen T. Johns who was gunned down at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum since our last newsletter. This 39-year-old known as "Johns" and was called a "gentle giant" and he will be remembered by many.

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Contents:

1. Keeping you safe at work

2. Do you have a job description?

3. Security Guard of the Month

4. 5 Must have Security Equipment

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1. Keeping you safe at work

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The death of Stephen while on duty has raised many questions and discussions about the safety of security guards while on duty.

It has been said that the security association had been working to get all security guards into Bullet proof vests and this is a timely reminder of the importance of good quality safety equipment.

If you are not sure about the equipment that you need to keep you safe click here. For the sake of your family, friends, and everyone who loves you it is vital that you fight for your safety at work.

Here at LSG we are actively involved in working with employers associations to get ALL security guards wearing and using the right equipment at work and we encourage you to make sure you work with your employer.

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2. Do you have a job description?

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I know that when we didn't have job descriptions in our security guard business everyone was unsure as who was responsible for what. It was uncontrolled chaos.

Since then we have introduced job descriptions in every position in our organisation and everyone is much clearer on what their duties are and who is responsible for what.

But I had to learn from scratch and search for information about job descriptions, what they were for and where to start.

We have put together some easy to use information for not only employers but also employees to help make clear duties, job requirements, as well as templates to get you started. Read more here>> ===========================================================

3. Security Guard of the Month

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Following the death of "Johns" I have been thinking a lot about security guards that aren't recognized in their job. While this is normal for most security guard companies, recognition and motivation in a job is vital for keeping really good employees.

We have decided here at Local Security Guard to introduce the "Security Guard of the Month" award.

Each month you will be able to nominate a security guard for the award and if they win they will receive a certificate, and they will be recognized on our home page.

Click here to nominate a great security guard>>

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4. 5 Must have Security Equipment

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1. Bullet Proof Vest - vital to protect you safety while working!

2. Baton - you can use in self defense as required. If you buy an expandable baton it is using to use and carry.

3. Handcuffs - used to hold an offender until Police attend to arrest. Essential so that you do not let them get away.

4. Duty Belt - keeps everything together, organized and neat and tidy.

5. Pepper Spray - in the extreme if you are really in a dangerous situation the pepper spray is your best form of unarmed defense.
Click here to read the whole article>>

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Be safe,

Tammy


www.yourlocalsecurityguard.com
Author of Becoming a Security Guard Book
Ms Small Biz
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