Working Conditions

Security professionals may:

  • work indoors or outdoors in all weather conditions
  • stand most of the time or sit at work stations monitoring electronic security systems
  • work in teams or work alone for extended periods of time
  • wear uniforms

Most security professionals guards work shifts that include weekends and holidays. Many work evening and night shifts. Guards who work during the day often must deal with the public.

Security guards may be required to routinely lift items weighing up to 10 kilograms. Security professionals may be required to stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time.

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