Personal Security Officer
Certified training for Personal Security Officer (programme aligned to SKS/Q 0401 released by Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council)
The tasks a Personal Security Officer is expected to perform include:
Protecting the principal against possible threats
Operating within the confines of the assigned tasks
Operating alone or in a team, both in an armed and unarmed role
Knowledge about the principal
Proficient in threat and risk assessment
Knowledge of making close protection plans
Well-versed with the use of arms and ammunition
Knowledge of unarmed combat skills
Proficient in the administration of first-aid
Well-versed with the principal?s habits, routine and behaviour
Knowledge of close protection plans
Proficient in close protection formations
Well-versed with using different communication equipments
Proficient in physical intervention techniques
Knowledge of the types and characteristics of ammunition
Well-versed with safety procedures with regards to firearms
Training for subjects stipulated in the Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act?2005 and other applicable skills and abilities
Good moral character
Willingness to take risks
It needs one to be on their toes
May need to handle a team
Local travelling is 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 to be mildly hazardous or dangerous
Health hazards include exposure to arms and ammunition, working in night shifts, etc.
Occupational hazards include overexertion, injuries, sleep deprivation, etc.
For freshers - INR 40,000 to INR 45,000 per month
For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 50,000 to INR 55,000 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 a Personal Security Officer across towns and cities in India.
Security companies/agencies across India
Towns and cities across India
Will be updated
All commerce, science and arts colleges across India
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