From healthcare to airports: Here is what it’s like being a security guard during a pandemic in Toronto

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the world in March of 2020 and we all continue to muddle our way through additional waves due to variants.

Many people have lost their jobs, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the industry, and many businesses have turned to security firms to help them navigate the new normal.

Prior to the pandemic, security guards were typically used by businesses to help monitor employee and customer or client admittance, walk the perimeter of a business and provide protection during a crisis. With the onset of the pandemic, security guards have continued to be used for these purposes, however their responsibilities have also been expanded to include temperature monitoring, crowd control and COVID-19 protocol monitoring.

Many businesses have made the decision to hire a trained professional security guard for these additional responsibilities so that their own staff can remain focused on their tasks. Security firms such as Regal Security are also providing their security guards with additional training specific to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to expand their service offering to their clients. With security guards trained in conflict management, as well as these new health and safety measures, it takes the pressure off of the business and their employees to be monitoring and policing patrons in their establishment. It also provides an additional layer of safety for the employees, who are not trained in conflict management, to ensure that anyone not following the protocols is safely dealt with.

Whether it be a hospital, airport, office building, retail store or mall, construction site or any other property where people move and interact with other people, security guards are able to provide protection. Depending on the industry or particular business, security guards have become in high demand to help protect employees. They provide a first line of defence for anyone looking to enter the property and ensure that people are following the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols, which can often change with minimal notice.

With capacity limits put on many businesses in Toronto, and across Canada, security guards can take the pressure off their clients by offering a single person at the entrance to track occupancy, perform any screen measures and ensure patrons are wearing masks, keeping their distance and not exhibiting any signs of sickness. At Regal Security, the safety and security of your business has always been important to us. Now, more than ever, this is out top priority and our security guards are highly trained in COVID-19 protocols and conflict management specific to the pandemic to provide an additional layer of protection to our clients. To learn more, reach out to Regal Security today and find out how we can help your business navigate through the pandemic and new normal.

If you are considering a new career, and want to learn more about being a security guard, you should contact Regal Security Inc. today. You can also check out our Careers Page to learn more about wide variety of positions we are currently offering.

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