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High Rise Building Security Guards
High Rise Building Security Guards must complete a state licensed training program before they can be assigned to their post. Each state will have their own training program to complete before they receive their certification. All our employees have gone through a stringent background check, drug and alcohol screening, and are required to attend intensive training . This training ensures a quality services to our clients and reduces liability by instilling confidence in our officers to handle situations appropriately.
Duties of a High Rise Security Guard
• Evaluate areas in and around the building to identify security risks. Develop and implement
appropriate security plans and control systems, addressing issues such as:
o Facility design; barriers and locking systems; safes, vaults, and secure storage areas; access
control systems; closed-circuit television surveillance; protective lighting; communication
systems; parking; and traffic control.
o Protection of property; proprietary information; forgery, fraud and theft; personnel screen
ing; alcohol and drug abuse; employee awareness; management of the security force; inves
tigations; reports; and loss analysis.
o Disaster response and recovery; workplace violence; arson, sabotage and bomb threats;
terrorism and kidnapping, ransom and extortion; civil unrest; strikes, and labor disturbances.
• Inform all building occupants and visitors about plans and encourage appropriate involvement.
Identify key security and management contacts. Continually update and amend plans as needed,
communicating necessary revisions.
Fire or Other Emergencies…
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• Establish a written emergency evacuation/relocation plan and process that incorporates basic
elements such as:
o Reporting process for fire and other hazards, emergency escape procedures and routes, and
specific instructions and procedures for shutting down critical business operations (i.e.,
equipment, production, and business activities).
o Designated meeting sites outside the facility and process to account for employees after an
o Chain of command including names and job titles of people (or departments) that are
responsible for emergency decision-making and response actions.
o Safety detection and emergency warning systems, central control systems, and detailed
instructions for floor emergency evacuation teams.
o Education and training for all emergency-floor evacuation teams, building occupants, and
• Ensure all exits, corridors, and aisles are free and clear of obstruction.
• Clearly mark stairwells. Inside the stairwell on each level, post the stairwell and floor design, how
far you must descend to reach the ground floor exit and whether or not the stairwell provides
access to the roof. Post instructions, placards, and evacuation diagrams for emergency escape
procedures and emergency escape route assignments on each floor. Display emergency fire
procedure information in corridors.
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• Make sure all safety detection and emergency warning systems such as the sprinkler system,
standpipe system, fire alarm, public address system, fire department connections, emergency
lights, and emergency power system, etc. are clearly marked, well maintained, and tested
• Routinely schedule and hold instructive drills to ensure occupant familiarity with emergency
• Update evacuation and emergency response plans on an annual basis at minimum. The plan
should be amended or updated as needed, with necessary revisions communicated to tenants
• Each building presents unique problems in emergency situations due to differences in design,