Warehouses are no different from any other type of building when it comes to security. They need security guards on duty at all times to keep the property and staff safe. Since warehouses store valuable goods, they need security systems to protect employees and visitors, as well as inventory. Warehouses security guards may be on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure security. Security guard companies can even go as far as to provide security for the warehouse while it is closed and unoccupied, such as overnight.
A WWPro’s security guard’s job is not just patrolling a warehouse, but also checking locks on doors and windows, making sure video surveillance equipment works properly, monitoring security equipment, and dealing with security issues when they arise. This role can vary from simple patrolling of an office building to actually living in a warehouse for weeks at a time with no amenities except security devices, surveillance equipment, electricity, water pumps, generators and food rations. Warehouses are vulnerable to theft and break-ins; they need security guards with experience to prevent these issues. There are warehouses that store valuable equipment and materials, making them prime targets for theft.
Our WWPro security guards constantly monitor the warehouse for signs of problems or intruders. It is important that they patrol all areas of the warehouse, including entrances and exits, loading docks, storage spaces, roofs, basements and parking lots. Warehouses may also house hazardous materials such as chemicals and combustibles. These substances require strict safety precautions to prevent toxic fumes or fires from happening due to mistakes or sabotage. Security guards at these warehouses are responsible for following these safety guidelines closely to ensure the protection of everyone at the warehouse.
How does a security guard maintain security?
There are a number of ways for security guards to keep the building protected. They can check doors once an hour to make sure they have not been tampered with. Security guards may also use an X-ray machine to monitor packages and luggage being brought into the property. The security guard needs to be attentive of security alarms or other security devices that may go off so he can respond accordingly.
The security guard also makes sure the warehouse is safe for employees by asking them questions about their duties and watching out for any security risks while they work. If a problem arises, security guards will inform their supervisor or an appropriate authority. They also may contact law enforcement depending on the severity of the issue.
How does hiring the WWPro security company benefit you?
Hiring a security company as opposed to individual security guards allows for superior protection at a lower price. Warehouses, along with offices and retail locations, have warehouse security needs that can often be similar from one location to another. Because of this, hiring a single security company like WWPro to handle the needs of several different types of locations is more effective for all parties involved. A single security company can provide the proper training and equipment necessary to handle warehouse security, while offering discounted rates.
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