August 2, 2018


A Door Supervisor is a person who works at a place which is authorized by a local governing body and includes premises such as bars, pubs, clubs, and entertainment venues but most people have a common misconception that those who hold an SIA door supervisor license can only get work in bars and clubs. It will give you the option of working in a large number of different security jobs in settings such as Construction Sites, Corporates, Hospitals, Retail sector, Car Parks, Schools and Universities, Warehouses, Industrial Sites, Mobile Patrols. 
The private security companies or security guard companies control the door supervisors. They protect people or property by maintaining law and order and keeping away criminals from the premises. They do not allow unauthorized access to individuals, organizations, events, and private property. They are generally seen in uniforms. The door supervisor looks after the security and the safety of the visitors and customers within the premises. They have the right to decide who to allow entry and who to not depending on the age and behavior of people trying to gain access within the venue. They may also deny entry if the customers & attire does not meet the required dress code for the venue or event. Your day-to-day duties include:

  • Managing crowds and queues
  • Making sure people keep to the dress code
  • Inspecting tickets and passes from people as they enter the venue.
  • Coming inside and going outside the venue watching people’s behavior and dealing with
  • conflict, both inside and outside the venue.
  • Watching people's behavior and dealing with conflict
  • Inhibiting and escorting people out of the venue, if necessary
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Co-operating with police, first aiders and management
  • If the venue is bigger, Door supervisors usually work in teams of two or more. They work in
  • close co-ordination not only with the police but also first aid and emergency response teams,
  • and venue management, maintaining constant contact with staff members and other security
  • personnel via radio equipment.

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