This page includes resources for the Private security industry on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19.

The Private security industry is mainly engaged in activities related to protecting the security of businesses, public places, private residences or individuals, either in person or through the installation or use of security technology.

It includes:

  • personal protection and bodyguard services
  • security guard services
  • crowd control services
  • night patrol services
  • armoured car services
  • burglary protection
  • private detective or investigation services
  • alarm monitoring services
  • fire alarm and security system installation and repair 
  • enquiry agencies
  • locksmith services 

Workplaces can include public or private property, and may involve extensive contact with the public (e.g. security guard at a nightclub) or relatively solitary duties (e.g. night patrol). 

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