Nation Security offers topnotch outsourced private crossing guards services for schools, municipalities, and organizations. A survey shows that about 1.35 million people die every year from traffic crashes globally and that pedestrian fatalities keep increasing. Street cameras and traffic technologies, as helpful as they are, do not offer 100% reliability, and could never replace traffic officers such as crossing guards.
Nation Security crossing guards services comprises a team of well trained and experienced professionals. They are well versed in traffic laws and procedures to ensure the safe crossing of every pedestrian in their designated area. Each crossing guard has undergone intensive recruitment and background checks to ensure the lives of students, staff, or pedestrians in the area are in safe hands. To ensure the safe crossing of pedestrians, we provide each crossing guard is knowledgeable in:
- The local geography of designated areas
- Local traffic laws
- Traffic signals
- Emergency procedures
- Heavy traffic and inadequate weather traffic procedures
Nation security crossing officers are professionally trained to make use of methods such as:
Efficient traffic control and regulation
Our crossing guards supervise the movements of pedestrians during the crossing to ensure safety and efficiency. They assist both drivers and pedestrians following local safety laws, traffic light signals, and we’ll define road crossing areas to ensure the safe passage of everyone.
Use of signaling equipment
Crossing officers use signaling devices such as hooters and strobe lights to communicate information to road users primarily in school zones to ensure pedestrians are not at the risk of crossing at the wrong moments.
Interpreting traffic signals to ensure safe train passage
Nation Security crossing guards have been trained to effectively communicate traffic and crossing rules to pedestrians, especially students. They also help activate railroad warning signal lights and lower crossing gates to allow trains to pass safely and raise the barriers when the road is clear.
Effective communication with pedestrians
At nation security, we ensure every crossing officer learns proper communication skills. Lack of communication skills can create barriers between the crossing guard and pedestrians, increasing the potential for life endangerment. Nation Security aims at providing crossing guards who understand the seriousness of their function. They are licensed, prepared, and willing to perform the duties of a crossing guard.
Pavement markings and area(e.g., school) zone signage
Pavement markings play critical roles in ensuring the safety of pedestrians. They are not only useful to pedestrians but for every road user. They increase efficiency and provide order. Our crossing guards ensure pedestrians adhere to road markings such as the zebra crossing. They also mark out zones when necessary in places such as school zones and handicapped spots to increase efficiency and allow pedestrians safer passageways.
Calm and quick reactions in emergencies
All crossing officers are adept in emergency procedures in cases of unavoidable traffic emergencies. Each officer has been trained to handle emergencies calmly but quickly and adequately.
At Nation Security, we put pedestrians’ safety first. You can be confident about your students, staff, and residents’ safety with our professional crossing guards’ services. Contact us today at Nation Security.
Crossing Guard FAQ's
A crossing guard is a trained adult who helps pedestrians, especially school children, safely cross streets and intersections. They typically wear reflective clothing and use handheld stop signs to signal traffic to stop and allow pedestrians to cross.
The primary responsibility of a crossing guard is to ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the street at a designated location. They are also responsible for controlling traffic, reporting any hazards or incidents, and maintaining order and discipline among the pedestrians they are assisting.
The requirements to become a crossing guard can vary by location, but typically include being at least 18 years old, passing a criminal background check, and completing training provided by the local government or law enforcement agency.
Crossing guards receive training on traffic laws and regulations, pedestrian safety, crowd control, and effective communication with drivers and pedestrians. They may also receive training on first aid, CPR, and emergency response procedures.
Crossing guards are exposed to a range of hazards, including being hit by vehicles, slips and falls on wet or icy surfaces, exposure to extreme weather conditions, and encounters with aggressive or unruly pedestrians or drivers. They must be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times to stay safe.
You can show your appreciation for the important work of crossing guards by obeying their instructions, being patient and respectful, and thanking them for their service. You may also consider writing a letter to your local government or law enforcement agency expressing your gratitude for the valuable role that crossing guards play in ensuring pedestrian safety.