Armed Security Officer
Certified training for Armed Security Guard (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0201 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)
The tasks an Armed Security Guard is expected to perform include:
Guarding designated premises and people
Guarding lives, properties and premises against threats and risks
Deterring threats by using legally permitted weapons
Knowledge of the importance of security for societies, institutions and corporates
Knowledge of the risks and threats to societies and corporates
Well-versed with the different sub-sectors of private security
Knowledge of the types of hazards or disasters and emergencies
Proficient in improvised explosive devices
Knowledge of the badges of ranks in police and armed forces
Well-versed with the mechanical and operating characteristics of firearms
Knowledge of different types of weapons and firearms in use by the public and police
Knowledge of the types and characteristics of ammunition
Knowledge of the modus operandi of criminals or miscreants against life and property
Proficient in the effective use of firearms
Well-versed with the safety procedures of firearms
160 hours of training according to PSARA-2005 requirements
Good moral character
It needs one to be on their toes
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
Work from home option is not available
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 6/7 days a week. This may vary from institution to institution
Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health hazards include exposure to arms and ammunitions, working in night shifts, etc.
Occupational hazards include over exertion, sleep deprivation, falls, injuries, etc.
For freshers - INR 14,000 to INR 15,000 per month
For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 17,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of the Private Security Sector
According to FICCI the private security industry in India is estimated to be worth 22,000 crores and is likely to cross 40,000 crores by 2015. The industry?s most notable growth has been in the past 6-7 years, with a CAGR of over 25%. The number of companies operational is approximately 15, 000 including both unorganized and organized sectors. There are over 5 million private security guards available, as compared to 3.2 million police officers, which is one of the major factors in boosting the demand in the industry.
The domestic private security services industry aims at registering over 20 per cent growth in the next few years and expects to double its market size to 80,000 crores by 2020. The 40,000 crores private security sector in India, which has over 15,000 security services firms, operates across 600 districts and directly employs about 70 lakh individuals, and plans to achieve robust growth on the back of rising demand for manned guarding and cash services business. The private security services sector has a workforce of 7 million guard-men and women engaged in providing private security cover to the nation. The cash services business is still a small category of the private security industry, which currently contributes 10 per cent to the industry. This segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20-25 per cent over the next few years, which has to do with the growth of ATMs across the country.
This sector employs about 50,000 individuals and caters to approximately 1 lakh ATMs pan-India for cash replenishment services. Apart from man guarding and cash services, several security service companies provide allied services such as installation, operations and maintenance of electronic security products such as CCTVs. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for an Armed Security Guard across towns and cities in India.
Security companies/agencies across India
Towns and cities across India