Safety First: Securing Your Home and Business

Whether you own a business or home, keeping it safe is critical. But sometimes even the most vigilant safety measures aren't enough to keep out intruders. I own a small food store in my neighborhood. I didn't use a security system or camera to monitor my store. Instead, I relied on my employees and other businesses to keep an eye out for crime. But one night after closing time, someone broke into my store and stole money and many other items. Because I didn't have a security camera or alarm in place, the police couldn't take immediate action to apprehend the thief. I learned a valuable lesson that night. I took action and had a security system installed on the premises. It was the best decision I ever made. My blog offers tips on how to keep your company or home safe. Remember, safety should always be first.

Duties You Might Have Working Security At A Hospital


A hospital is an environment in which you may choose to seek employment when you work in the security industry. Hospitals typically have large security staffs, which means that you may be able to secure a position at a hospital near you. This large environment means that there could be lots of assignments with which you'd be tasked during a given shift—and it's likely that you'll face few dull moments from the start of your shift to its conclusion. Here are some assorted duties that you may find yourself working a security job at a hospital.

Guarding Dangerous Patients

Occasionally, the hospital will need to care for a patient who is a danger to himself or herself, staff, or other patients. While these patients will often be kept in a secure area, you'll be tasked with standing guard to ensure that the patient does not harm anyone. You may need to physically restrain the patient while medical staff administer care, and you may also need to escort this individual from one area of the hospital to another. Sometimes, you'll need to liaise with local law enforcement if the patient in question has broken a law, such as assaulting someone at the hospital.

Enforcing Visiting Hours

Hospitals typically have set visiting hours, but not every visitor pays attention to them. This means that when the end of visiting hours arrives each day, you may need to patrol through the hospital to identify family members and friends of patients, remind them of the visiting hours policy, and then escort them off the premises. In some cases, medical staff may call you to attend a certain area of the hospital in which family members are gathered and aren't heeding the requests of staff to leave the hospital.

Managing The Parking Lot

Hospital security staff members are also commonly tasked with overseeing the parking lot. This duty might not seem as exciting as guarding dangerous patients, for example, but it's an essential role that helps the hospital run smoothly. You may do jobs such as taking payment from visitors who need to park at the hospital, as well as patrolling the lot to ticket cars that have stayed too long. You could also find yourself escorting staff members to their vehicles after hours, giving visitors instructions on how to find their desired building from the parking lot, and requesting drop-off drivers to be quick when parked in front of the buildings.


26 July 2017