Security personnel work in a specific working environment to avoid harm to individuals and damage to property. In this respect, guidelines and regulations have been developed to ensure they are implemented, as they are responsible for recognizing hazards that may culminate in accidents in the particular working environment and implementing preventive strategies for these possible problems. People are therefore advised of the steps to be taken to ensure safety. The safety professionals also have the task to evaluate these safety instructions with respect to its efficacy (DeSiervo, 2014). Additionally, they are obligated to conduct the routine inspection of the site so that in a case of injuries, all paperwork is ready for a further probe on their causes to avert the same in the future. As such, a professional safety acts as a legal link between the company and other agencies.
While conducting their duties, safety professionals are required to uphold high moral, ethical and professional standards to ensure that their job is fulfilled with due diligence. Any injuries to people or damage to property in a work environment always start with a finger being pointed at the safety professional. At times, individuals can be sued for neglect and unprofessional conduct. Such occurrences may result from incompetence or irresponsibility of the safety professional. In this regard, laws guarantee their accountability in a case of hazardous situations arising from a workplace.
Due to the personal experience, I can state that safety professionals are essential and play a significant role in by ensuring safety and preventing damage. Avoidance of risks is advantageous as it saves lives and safeguards property. However, safety professionals require time for acquiring adequate necessary skills and competence. Thus, this profession is extensive.
DeSiervo, Bob. (2014). _x0093_Education of a safety professional._x0094_ American Society of Safety Engineers.