While ensuring security of people, merchandise and properties, private security guards are exposed to numerous occupational risks.
Workers in this sector report experiencing a high degree of work interruptions, extended periods of static sitting, risks of falling and tripping, as well as exposure to different types of third-party violence. It is essential that their employers conduct risk assessments in a regular manner and follow up accordingly with implementing preventive measures.
The process becomes easier when using the five Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) tools that have been released specifically for the private security sector and are freely available to anyone. Another tools currently under development for Finland.
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