As long-term security guard providers, we’re delighted to see the BSIA (British Security Industry Association), the UK Security Commonwealth and the Security Institute team-up with their counterparts in the USA and Australia to highlight International Security Officers’ Day.
A ‘red letter day’ for the security industry
Today, these organisations and more are calling-upon security companies, their customers and the public at large to recognise the dedicated work of security guards everywhere.
Working 24/7 (which is why today’s date was chosen) security guards are often the first line of defence, always putting themselves in harm’s way to keep us and our property safe.
How can you recognise a security officers’ work?
As an individual, if you see a security officer you can simply smile and say ‘hello’, or ask how they are and thank them for their work.
As a security services customer, you can help the guards you hire feel like valued members of your own team.
As a security company, we often see our guards act ‘above and beyond’ and, every time, it’s humbling and fills us with pride. We do our best to recognise their work internally, and they’re probably slightly embarrassed when we have special lunches in their honour with all our staff gathered around!
Over the years, our security officers have also received wider recognition. Such as our guard who received a Humanitarian Award for saving a man’s life when he collapsed in a shopping centre, and our security dog handler Rob Marrin (pictured below left) who received a Sussex Police Commendation for apprehending an attempted carjacker while off-duty (his dog, Scrappy, received an award from the PDSA too).
So here, especially today, we say a heartfelt ‘THANK YOU!’ to all the security guards and dog handlers who work for our company.
And we ask you to say ‘thank you’ to all the security officers who work for you.