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Security Officers patrol and guard industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations and other facilities.


  • patrols areas and keeps watch for people acting suspiciously
  • watches for irregularities such as broken water-pipes and fire hazards and takes action to prevent fire, accidental loss or criminal activity
  • may make arrests where authorised by law
  • conveys, or guards messengers conveying, valuables to and from banks or other establishments
  • may sweep floors and supervise heating plants.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Security Officer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Security Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Crowd Control

  • Computer Literacy

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