There is always an element of risk involved for those working within the security industry and security guards in particular often find themselves faced with a wide range of different challenges to deal with while at work.
Physical injury is a concern, of course, and there’s often no way of telling when a situation may escalate, leading to an altercation. For example, one Asda security guard was recently bitten by a dog after he had a confrontation with its owner.
According to YorkshireLive, 39-year-old Steven Tiplady asked dog-owner Christopher Long to tie the animal up outside the supermarket, after which Long became aggressive, started shouting and refused to leave the shop.
Since the incident, Mr Tiplady has been diagnosed with PTSD, following bouts of insomnia and panic attacks related to the event. As a result, Long, 30, was jailed for two and a half years on July 14th 2020.
Incidents such as this highlight just how important it is for businesses in the sector to make sure they have the appropriate security insurance, a policy that is directly tailored to suit their own individual requirements for the work being undertaken and their personnel.
Everything from guarding shops and car parks to installing security alarms carries with it some element of risk, but you can help to mitigate this by investing in a good insurance policy.
Here at Just Quote Me, we’ve created specialist security insurance for our clients, with a policy specific to those working in the industry, designed for use by personnel with SIA certificates and training. Get in touch today if you’d like to find out more.