The United Arab Emirates has a long history of Hiring security guards from different countries for the protection of both public and private properties. In the past, an individual or a company hired a person like a watchman and paid him according to their will. Most of the people who worked in the security industry were untrained and ill-paid. After issuing the PSBD security regulation from the UAE government in 2001 revolutionary changed came in the private security industry in the country. The department has changed its name twice, PSBD to PSCOD to ASSD.
The reasons for implementing private security legislation;
When the UAE started diversifying its economy model from oil to service and industry sectors the demands of private security personnel increased which was the main reason for mushrooming the private security companies in UAE especially in Dubai.
Tourism was the most focused point on Dubai’s economic diversification, therefore, massive government expenditure went to construct the most attractive infrastructure such as Burj Khalifa tower, Dubai palm Island, Dubai mirror and mysterious garden, etc.
When the country succeeded to attract millions of visitors every year the world’s most luxurious hotels established their branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A massive construction boom, expanding manufacturing base, and a thriving services sector are helping tools to modernize the security regulation in the country.
Before the new security regulation introduced in 2001, there was a practice a cleaner company supplied the security guard to the private businesses and institutions. A cleaner could work as a security guard. After the legalization of private security, all the security companies came under the federal department of the UAE government.
Now, many people around the world want to be part of UAE security forces, especially from developing countries such as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, and African nations.
Do you want to be a security guard in UAE?
If your answer is yes, eventually you are at the right place I can guide you step by step every process that you have to complete before being a security guard.W
Why should you work as an ASSD security in the UAE?
Even though it is a less interesting job in their home country people want to work as security guards in the UAE because of the professionalism in the occupation.
I have experienced in the security field last for 10 years I started my carrier from security guard to security manager. Here is some reason people love to work as a security guard in UAE:
- Good salary package
- Respectable job
- Professional training
- The authority constantly observed the Security companies for violation of an employment contract.
- Security guards consider that the member of the national defense.
- The employers cannot cheat on salary because they have to pay which is defined by the Security department.
There are two types of security systems in UAE one DPS (Dubai Protective Security) New name is “SIRA” and PSCOD (Private security company organization department) generally known as PSBD.
What is PSBD?
PSBD refers private security business department is the head organization of all the security companies who have a business providing security guards for their clients in 6 (Abu Dhabi Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm, and Al Quwain) Emirates.
Formation of PSBD
PSBD is a unit of Abu Dhabi police and part of the ministry of interior. It was formed in 2002 after the new security regulation started in Abu Dhabi. Today PSBD is a federal department the staff of the PSBD mixed with police officers and civilian support And it has offices in several emirates.
1) Stabilizing security regulatory standards.
2) Approving Security Company and security guard.
3) Ensuring quality security training and standards.
4) Examining and licensing security companies and guards.
5) Inspecting companies and guard, ensuring compliance federal law.37
6) Enforcing the private security law with fines and prosecutions through a process of daily monitoring and review.
- A person only can do security job after having a license from PSBD in UAE except for Dubai.
The process and time to be PSBD guard.
Step 1. Before getting PSBD license you must be hired by any security company in UAE. The company can hire you in your home country or in the UAE. If you are not in UAE the company would do the necessary paperwork to get the labour contract as well as a visa for you.
Step 2. After you enter the UAE the company would apply for training in NSI (National Security Institute). The training runs for 5 days where trainees learn various knowledge about right and privilege, law, safety and security measures, and other related security skills.
Step 3. When a trainee successfully passes the NSI training then he/she can apply for PSBD test. The company would apply for PSBD test for the candidate.
Step 4. PSBD does not provide any training for security guards only to give an exam for a license. Most of the questions come from the basic security guard training with NSI, so, you should be prepared for that.
Step 5. There is not any written exam. The test would conduct on the computer screen you have to select the right answer from the options.
To pass this exam you have to give the 38 correct answers out of 60 questions which is 75% out of 100%.
Step 6. The result publishes immediately once you press the submit button and the license would grand within 3 days.
Note:-The company can deploy you for the duty after obtaining the PSCOD license. While in Duty always bring the PSBD license otherwise you will get fine in case of authority inspection of the stander.
Conclusion: Being the PSBD security has become more taught than previously the course has changed. The ASSD security guard training in NSI is level 3 where many skills have included. The trainee will learn the smart system in that training click here for the full course of PSCOD security level three.
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