As a security guard, you should receive situational training for the type of industry you’ll be protecting. This will help prepare you for the specific risks involved in your industry. Incidents that you will most likely encounter in a upscale mall will be vastly different than those at housing development or apartment complex in a bad neighborhood.
This situational training should be in additon to basic training, so as documentation and litigation awareness. Even if your state doesnt’ require training to be a security guard, you should seek out basic and situational training to improve your safety as well as the public’s and understand what actions you take can result in you being subject to civil or criminal liability.
Examples of Situational Incidents for Different Industry Types
|Upscale Mall||Housing Development in Bad Neighborhood|
|Frequency of Liability Claims||Frequent||Less frequent|
|Severity of Liability Claims||Low||High|
|Types of Liability Claims||
|Who Absorbs Liability
||Security guards, not shop owners||Security guards|