OK so you are looking to set up your own security firm. You have not really thought about the types of security guards you need for your business but you have seen the media representation of security guards and security officers. You start to obtain CVs and you get height, weight and body fat stats thrown in and on the surface, these potential candidates look impressive security guards London. They match the stereotypical big and tall, fearsome looking man with rippling muscles that put Rambo to shame! But stop and think a minute.
If you are concentrating on supplying manned guards to pubs, bars and night clubs, then you might consider size as an important factor when selecting a guard for your client. However, with the unfortunate rise in violent and fraudulent crimes and of course the horrendous terrorist attacks innocent people have had to endure; it would seem that everyone is feeling the need to be more protected and secure. Therefore, the wealth of opportunity for the new security business owner is no longer restricted to the entertainment industry.
These days security guards are required in all business arenas. Hotels, have security guards, Hospitals have security guards. lots of posh new developments have ‘concierges’ (security officers in disguise in my opinion) and of course many major office blocks in any major UK city will have at least one security guard. None of the security guards in the fields mentioned above need to have any major muscle ‘bulk’ to carry out their jobs effectively. This leads on to the next point, what skills are needed to fit your clients requirements
There are 2 types of skill. Physical skill and mental skill. Depending on your client, your security guard may need to have physical skills such as, being able to run and apprehend criminals, be physically fit enough to control a crowd perhaps. Or in some instances guards may have to be skillful at defending and protecting themselves against violence inflicted upon them or others. In this latter instance, there a plethora of martial arts strategies that can be learned by guards to use when they absolutely need to use them. To be an effective martial artist does not require anyone to be big and muscular.