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Frequently Asked Questions

Security Guard Training and OSHA Training FAQs

What is the average security guard salary?

The average salary range for an unarmed security guard in NYC is $25,000 - $50,000 per year. When interviewed, graduates from the program listed scheduling flexibility and job security as other reasons they liked being a security guard.

What are some security guard duties that one can expect entering the field of security?

Duties and responsibilities of a security guard vary depending on their specific job description, but typical security service duties include authorizing the entrance of personnel, monitoring surveillance cameras, and responding to emergencies on the premise. Generally, the responsibility of a security guard is to make people feel safe, which can be a very rewarding feeling. Watch our founder Bruce Weiss explainer video on how to become a security guard in NY.

Do I need to have a security school near me to enroll for Security Classes? 

Guardian Group Services has been approved by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to teach all of our security guard classes online, so you don't need to have a security school near you, as long as you have a computer with camera, and internet connection. We offer the 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training class, the 16-hour On-The -Job Training, and the 8 Hour Annual In-Service Training for security guards, all online via ZOOM.
Female Security Guard at Work

Are there job opportunities for female security guards?

Absolutely, security guards in New York State are more in demand than ever before. Locations include corporate and residential buildings, retail locations, public housing, airports, event spaces, city and federal buildings and many others. Today, women make up more of the of the security guard workforce than ever before.

How do I get my OSHA Card?

If you are currently working in or want to pursue a career in the construction industry in New York City, you are required by your employer to have completed a minimum of 40 Hours of safety training. The easiest way to get the combined 40 hours of training is to get the OSHA 30 certification and the OSHA 10-Hour (SST) Site Safety Training Course. Both online training courses are currently being offered at Guardian Group Services and authorized by OSHA.
OSHA cards for construction

What is SST?

SST is an acronym for site safety training. Local Law 196 went into effect in 2017, which requires all workers in NYC to have their SST card. 

Do OSHA Cards Expire?

After the training sessions, students receive a course completion card to acknowledge that they have successfully completed the class. OSHA cards do not expire. However, per the New York City Department of Buildings, the card must have been issued within the past 5 years in order to work on any site.

How can I get an OSHA Card Replacement?

You can request a replacement OSHA card as long as you have completed your courses no more than five (5) years prior to your replacement card application. If it has been longer than that, then you will not be eligible for a replacement card. 

Is the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training the right certification for me?

If you work in construction as a field supervisor, safety director, foreman and construction worker, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires the completion of a 30 Hour OSHA safety training. The online 30-hour course covers a wide range of topics including how to identify and eliminate hazards, creating a safe job site for all workers. This and all OSHA training courses are taught by authorized trainers.

F 02 Fireguard App by Guardian Group Services

How do I prepare for the exam for the FDNY Certificate of Fitness (COF) Fire Guard for Shelters (F02)?

With the Fireguard F02 Practice Test App, Guardian Group Services offers comprehensive material to help you prepare for the F02 Fire Guard Test. Designed to simulate the types of questions asked and format, take the practice test as many times as needed to ready yourself for the real test.

What are the F02 fire guard test examination questions and answers?

Take the stress our of studying for the F02 Fire Guard test with Guardian Group Services’ practice test phone app. The practice test’ questions and answers are sourced from the official FDNY study materials. That means that you can expect to see the same material on the real test. Your test prep just got easier.

Where can I get a F02 Fireguard study guide?

Get easy access to official study material for the F02 exam from the convenience of your phone. Take the practice test as many times as you want on the Guardian Group Services’ F02 Practice Test phone app to understand and improve your test performance.
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