5414-Security Guards

Job Title: 

Security Guards

Job Description: 

Security guards patrol or monitor premises to guard property against theft and vandalism. They control access to establishments and maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments.


Tasks include:

  • patrolling premises and checking doors, windows and gates to prevent and detect signs of unauthorised entry
  • controlling access to establishments, monitoring and authorising the entrance or departure of employees and visitors, checking identification and issuing security passes
  • circulating among visitors, patrons or employees to preserve order, protect property from theft or vandalism and enforce the regulations of the establishment
  • responding to alarms, investigating disturbances and contacting superiors, police or fire-fighters as appropriate
  • performing security checks of passengers and luggage at airports
  • picking up and ensuring the safe delivery of cash and valuables to banks, automated teller machines and retail establishments
  • coaching and leading a team of security guards, reviewing and updating security operating procedures, etc
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Security guard (private)
Patrolman (private establishment)
Security supervisor

This unit group excludes

Watchman (9626)

Specific Occupations: 

Security supervisor

Private security officer

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore