Canadian Security Guards Forum

Canadian Security Guard Forum is...

The best forum about the Canadian security guard profession.

Please register on our forum and participate by sharing your experience and knowledge.

We welcome members and input from around the world.
Canadian Security Guards Forum

Discussions for private security officers and management, everything related to contract or full-time guard services.

"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability." Henry Ford

Latest topics

» What duty belt do you use.
Protecting yourself - ideas!! EmptyWed Mar 21, 2018 12:03 pm by Admin

» Do any one knows the lenght of term for security guard registration.?
Protecting yourself - ideas!! EmptyWed Sep 20, 2017 1:43 am by jyotisharma

» Effective way to Improve Security Service at Your Small Business
Protecting yourself - ideas!! EmptyTue Sep 19, 2017 6:45 pm by Admin

» I'm a newcomer
Protecting yourself - ideas!! EmptyTue Sep 19, 2017 6:44 pm by Admin

Become a sponsor and place you 125 x 125 banner here.

Protecting yourself - ideas!!


Posts : 2
Points : 50206
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2016-08-25

Protecting yourself - ideas!! Empty Protecting yourself - ideas!!

Post by RoneyJose on Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:31 am

I always think it is a bit difficult to do the job without a proper safety measure. We can't say when the attack may occur. We need to be prepared for anything at any time. We had a dress code even, we can't guard them with wearing helmets. While I was thinking of it, something popped up in my mind, I have seen something called Ball Cap Liner from the Spark Innovation Portal, I thought it would be good to wear a fully covered cap liner for protection.

What you people think? Isn't it a cool idea?
Sorry, the image is not inserted properly, here is the image link

Posts : 51
Points : 79864
Reputation : 8
Join date : 2015-01-11
Location : Ontario

Protecting yourself - ideas!! Empty Re: Protecting yourself - ideas!!

Post by DavidJ on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:29 am

Kitchener Ontario at a Walmart - security guard is stabbed in are by theft suspect. Suspect arrested by police. Weapon recovered along with CD's.

Stabbed over stupid CD's.

Although I don't know the complete story for Kitchener, here in Hamilton, ON, Walmart has done away with their own greeters and contracted out for security guards to be at there doors. Not trying to be purposefully disparaging, the guards I have seen at local Walmarts are, to say the least, sad looking. Ill fitting uniforms, running shoes, no use of force tools, no vest, physically unfit - I think I've painted the picture.

These security guards are obviously new and need a job. I am no trying to slam them! It is the customer, in this case Walmart and the security company that are putting persons at risk. Placing unseasoned staff with likely no real training, paid minimum wage and certainly no protection options, in situations that are bound to result in situations.

This is yet another reason why I am not impressed with the structure of contract security in Ontario. It is also why I cringe when I here attempts for security companies trying to step into the quasi policing aspect. Out of Ontario things might be better. Here, it is absurd!

David J

Posts : 5
Points : 42807
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2017-01-20
Location : YYC

Protecting yourself - ideas!! Empty Re: Protecting yourself - ideas!!

Post by RavingLoonatik on Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:45 am

DavidJ - Your description of rent-a-guards at WalMart stores doesn't seem too different from what I've seen in Calgary.  I'm not sure if it's a nation-wide contract or if they're going with local jobbies, I haven't paid enough attention to them.  But your'e right, they're sad looking and I'm sure it would take little effort for someone to out run them.

RoneyJose - I have yet to work a security job without some form of body armour.  The malls I've worked at have issued different styles (interior and exterior) and classes (plastic stab, all the way up to Level 3A ballistic with ceramic plates) over the years, but I've never heard to head protection, other than hard hats, helmets and bump caps.  I even had to wear a cowboy hat at one of my jobs (#thegreatestoutdoorshowonearth).  Stab armour for the noggin does sound quite interesting and if wearing a ball cap or other headgear is part of your standard equipment, then it might be something you could look into, and maybe post a review to the group.

Sponsored content

Protecting yourself - ideas!! Empty Re: Protecting yourself - ideas!!

Post by Sponsored content

    Current date/time is Sun May 26, 2019 10:57 am