The Importance of Effective Post Orders


Our customers have learned to expect clear, well written Post Orders. UAS takes pride in producing well written, easy to use instructions that gives the security guard working the site a clear understanding of his/her responsibilities by merely referring to the security guard manual. We take time during the transition process to make sure we have a clear understanding of the customer requirements and we translate that into Post Orders that are among the finest in the industry. Additionally, they are update every year.

Post Orders, which are also often referred to as security guard manuals, are the written guidelines that cover the security operations at a facility. In addition to directing officers on how to service a location, they also provide instructions on how to specifically respond to predictable situations that may occur. Clearly defined post orders outline expectations and requirements, which as a result, improves accountability and protects both the client and the security service provider from potential liability risks.

Because each client and site is different, officers cannot be expected to operate efficiently without definitive guidelines. Unlike generic security procedures, UAS maintains post orders that are site and post specific. They provide a detailed outline of the duties that our officers are expected to perform. UAS creates the post orders based on the clients input. Once the post orders have been created, reviewed and have received final approval from the client, UAS then ensures that the guards have easy access to a copy at all times.

It is common at our client sites to have procedure changes and new security issues arise throughout the year. In order to maintain their relevancy and effectiveness, our post orders must be reviewed, updated, and communicated accordingly throughout the year. Regular communication with our site managers, post order log sheets signed by each officer, as well as periodic internal audits help ensure that officers are not only aware of these changes, but practicing them as well.

Workplace safety should always be a priority for any business. Without a successful security program, there is little room for success elsewhere. To guarantee a high quality security program that protects facilities from both physical and financial harm, businesses must recognize the importance of creating, implementing and maintaining post orders.

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