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Search Policy

Part of the Security Guards Duties is to carry out an effective external search of the Site/Premises.

The purpose of this search is to check that:
1. Doors are locked and secure
2. Fire & Emergency doors are not blocked
3. Windows & skylights are secure
4. The external fence is intact and secure
5. Any security equipment i.e.; lighting, alarms, locks and bolts are in working order
6. All areas are free from litter and that there are no suspicious objects
7. Make a note of all the issues and put them in the incident book
8. Issues of a serious nature should be reported to the Managing Director immediately without delay

Searching people and their property
• ALWAYS ensure that there is a witness present when conducting a search of someone or their property.
• ALWAYS ensure that only women search women and men search men
• A man can search a woman’s handbag with her consent but always ask the patron to empty bags and pockets themselves

It is important to be:
• sensitive to peoples embarrassment
• firm but polite
And not to:
• ridicule or be threatening

If you follow these procedures you will avoid
• Accusations of impropriety
• Accusations of planting of evidence
• Risk of injury to him/herself

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO:
• GET PERMISSION
• BE POLITE
• BE POSITIVE
• BE PROFESSIONAL

Recording of articles seized during searches
Anything confiscated during a search must be recorded in the security guards own pocket book and in the Site/Premises security incident book.

These records should contain the following information;
1. Date and time of search
2. Name of person conducting the search
3. Name of witness to search
4. Name & Address of person being searched ( if given )
5. Signature of person being searched ( if consenting )
6. Description of item(s) being confiscated
7. Time handed over to police
8. Name & warrant number of receiving police officer

ACCURATE RECORDS CAN HELP TO DISPROVE FALSE ALLEGATIONS

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