Working as a security guard can be very boring for the most part. After all, you only ever really get something major to do if someone tries to rob the store you are providing security for. You will be trained to do your job in other ways throughout the day though, walking through the store and being alert to anyone who might be acting suspiciously.
Retail security guard injuries might potentially happen if you are chasing someone who has robbed the store you are working in. For example if that person turns on you and attacks you, you might end up with serious injuries as a result.
Are all retail security guard injuries this serious?
No. In fact it would be exceptionally rare for someone to be hurt like this, even though the potential is there for it to happen. In reality there are far greater chances of being hurt in some other way. Even then the chances of being injured are very rare, since the majority of stores provide a safe and efficient workplace for a security guard to work in.
Perhaps one of the more common things that could potentially occur is simply slipping or tripping over in the store. Let’s say you are walking up and down the aisles making sure everything is as it should be. In this situation you might end up slipping over on a spillage that hasn’t been cleaned up. Alternatively perhaps it has been mopped up but there is no sign warning you that the floor is wet. This would be far more likely to happen when compared to the other situation mentioned here.
A duty of care
Everyone who employs security guards has a duty of care to make sure they have a safe workplace to come to each day. While the nature of this job could potentially involve dealing with people who try to steal from the store, there is no reason why the employer should not take every precaution.
If you have been hurt while working in this role and you feel the employer you were working for was negligent, contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. This number will put you through to our experienced team, and it could be the first step to take in finding out whether compensation might be paid in your case. Why not ring now?
Date Published: August 22, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead