How to Know If Your Security Guard Is Sleeping On The Job
Security guards work long hours – most of them even work day and night. One of the biggest challenges they face while working is not sleeping on the job. Some are finding it hard to fight sleepiness, while some thought they won’t be caught and just being blatantly disrespectful. Regardless, you should make sure that you know if your guards are actually doing their jobs.
Here are the most common signs of snoozing during the shifts that you should look out for:
Turned down office lights in the security area
- Regardless of your set up, the light in the security area should always be on. When lights are off, it gives an impression that no one is actively around. Thus, it can be an open invitation for anyone to sneak into the building.
Footprints on chair
- Since most guards sleep on chairs, they usually kick another chair so they can extend their legs and relax.
Balled up shirts or any piece of clothing
- In order to relax properly, they need something to lay their head in. Balled up shirts or any other piece of clothing may not be as soft as a pillow but those will do the job.
Long periods in between patrols
- You should be keen on checking your security guards’ log and records. Check the pattern of your guards’ patrol hours and see if there are any inconsistencies. This can be a sign of sleeping at work.
Your guard looks groggy or disoriented during your unexpected stop
- You can easily see if your guard is active or a little bit groggy when you visit them unexpectedly.
These are just some basic signs that are easy to catch during your unexpected visit. Arriving at your usual start time will give them enough time to clean up and eliminate all nap time signs. Therefore, you should sometimes surprise them to see if they are really working on their hours of duty.
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