Roles and Responsibilities of Security Personnel in Healthcare Institutions

Health Institutions are important places which need to be secured. A proper security setup is needed to ensure smooth functioning at the premises. Hospital security guards are committed to provide a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, and visitors. There are different jobs that the security guards do to keep the hospital secured, these are monitoring hospital visitors, security for parking lots, and other high traffic areas of the hospital. Below are some of the major roles and responsibilities:-
1. Post/Patrol Duty:
-providing protection, assistance, and control
-monitoring activity in and around an assigned area
-being alert for suspicious activity
-enforcing access to the property and regulating removal of equipment
-patrolling the hospital and reporting findings

2. Information reporting:
-gathering, compiling, recording, and reporting information
-reporting security or safety hazards
-treating all information as confidential and respecting everyone’s right to privacy

3. Situation response:
-responding appropriately to routine and emergency situations in a timely manner
-evaluating a situation and taking appropriate steps to resolve it in a professional manner
-using only necessary force, as appropriate to the situation
-providing traffic control, when necessary


Importance of Voting

Voting in India is a Constitutional right if one is a citizen over 18 years of age. However, that also makes it optional. It has been a tendency among voters, especially in the urban areas, to treat the voting day as a day of rest. While skipping the vote may not seem to cause any harm, the long-term consequences are disastrous.

In a country so populous, a voter might feel that a single vote does not make any difference. However, the balance tilts when this becomes a national attitude and lakhs-perhaps crores-of votes are not cast. By casting their vote, citizens may not necessarily be able to get the best candidate elected—politics being what it is—but by avoiding casting their vote they improve the chances of the unsuitable ones winning the polls. At the end, it is only the voter who has to suffer through poor governance. 

Youth can play a major role in the elections because a large amount of our voters belong to the young generation. If we are worried about our future and the future of our country, then all of us must cast our votes. ‘Voting’ is not only our ‘Right’. In fact, it is our responsibility as a citizen and we all must fulfill this responsibility with seriousness. We all MUST cast our vote and must also inspire others to cast their votes because this is the strongest weapon in our hands with the help of which we can solve our problems and can bring a great revolution in the country without a drop of blood.


Physical Security Assessment

All organizations face some degree of physical threats, whether from crime, natural disasters, technological incidents or human error. While companies spend heavily to implement physical security controls at buildings, they do not always check that they are functioning as intended, or in a consistent manner. From casual trespassers to committed criminals to natural threats (such as fires and power outages), poor physical security can jeopardize the con´Čüdentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information—along with the safety of personnel.

A physical security assessment can help determine the correct level of technology and the appropriate processes to implement to mitigate these risks. A comprehensive physical inspection and evaluation of all security systems, controls, and their parameters in a particular public/private property, asset or an organization is called physical security assessment. It can identify the gaps and weak points that expose an organization to risk. An assessment can:

  1. Determine and document the current security posture
  2. Identify deficiencies and excesses in existing security measures
  3. Compare the current posture with the needed level of security or protection


Benefits of Manpower Planning

  • Manpower planning is very important part of human resource management. With the help of manpower planning there is most favourable operation of labour force in the organisation workers are given those jobs to implement for which they are skilled (right person for the right job). It leads to overall progress of the man power in the organisation.
  • It helps to utilise the labour force in the company which helps in the growth of manpower in the organisation.
  • Manpower planning is an important part of overall business planning. No business can survive without having the right type and number of people doing the right work at the right time.
  • With the help of better manpower planning it helps to produce a good career succession of employees which provides much lead time for internal succession of workers through higher position through encouragement.
  • The man power planning helps in the expansion of an organisation.
  • Manpower planning is a main part of overall business planning. Efficient manpower planning will help to improve the business.
  • Today, it is very difficult to maintain employee in an organisation as they will be moving from one job to another in search of better prospects. Therefore, in order to reduce the loss of experienced and skilled labour, every organisation must have a sound system of manpower planning.


Tips for Improvements in Crime and Loss Prevention in Work Place

A strong prevention program is the cornerstone of safe work place. There are a variety of factors that can go into maintaining a safe working environment, with a number of precautions and preventative measures that can be put in place. In your office premises, you can enhance security with employee photo identification badges, guard services and employee key cards for access to restricted areas of the building and property. You can take different measures for different locations and work settings depending on how you’ve assessed any security gaps.
  • Post a security guard at the main building entrance or at entrances to specific offices. Security Personnel should have a clear view of the controlled area at all times.
  • Install a metal detector or CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera or other device to monitor people at all building entrances.
  • Issue all employees photo identification cards and assign temporary passes to visitors. Building visitors who should be required to sign in and out of the building.
  • Arrange office furniture and partitions so that the front-line employees who are in daily contact with the public are separated by “natural” barriers such as desks, countertops and/or partitions while still being able to maintain reasonable contact with building visitors or guests.
  • Establish a session, or periodic sessions, to brief employees on the proper steps to take if a threatening or violent incident occurs.
  • Create code words that can be used to alert coworkers that immediate help is needed.
  • Install an under-the-counter duress alarm system that signals a supervisor or security officer if a customer becomes threatening or violent.
  • Establish a secure area in the office for employees and/or customers to escape to if they are confronted with violence or dangerous threats.