Security Operatives Basic Equipment

Tony Security 4 Comments

The picture above is my door supervisor kit. It’s something I’ve carried in one form or another for the past 17 years. I’ve added, changed and subtracted various items over the years but I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I came to work with the correct equipment to carry out my role professionally. We always talk on our training courses about the fine line when it comes to equipment . On one side the person who shows up empty handed to work without so much as a piece of paper in their pocket and on the other end of the scale the person who shows up looking like batman’s best mate with enough equipment on their “tactical utility belt” to invade a small country. It is however important that the security operative carries essential equipment to ensure they can deal with both regular and emergency situation. So that’s my kit.

I’ve listed the contents below.
  • Gel hearing protection (much better and more comfortable than foam)
  • Small torch. (The only thing I carry on my belt)
  • Notebook
  • 2 pens (always carry a spare)
  • UV penlight (for ID checking)
  • Radio earpiece and mic
  • Armband licence holder
  • Lighter (Don’t smoke but I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been asked for a light )
  • Disposable Gloves/80cent kit
Anybody out there who would add, change or subtract anything or who has a question on the contents feel free to comment. Even better post us a photo or comment of your own kit.

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    1. Tony O Brien Post

      Hi Willie
      It’s a small instant medical kit in a sealed bag. Contains:
      2-4 plasters
      2-3 alcohol wipes
      2x nitrile gloves
      1x gauze wound pad
      I’ll do a breakdown in a separate post this week. All fits in a little pack in my pocket. Helps me deal with the most basic (plaster and wipe) injury without going to first aid. Gauze pad for immediate application while waiting for first aid to arrive at serious bleeding incident. Hope this helps.

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