Problem stresu i jego skrajnych konsekwencji u pracowników ochrony osób i mienia
Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
Occupational stress factors of the security employee are undisputable. The action of the security guard can be a person’s security, valuables’ security, convoying, a V.I.P. bodyguard duty, protection of the mass events, etc. Multiple stressors are frequently present, especially during a 24-hrs duty of the security employees, under bad weather conditions, and under constant potential danger. Several other negative factors of the security guard occupation can be distinguished: low wages, overtime work fatigue, traumatic work incidents, risk of the license revoked, objectifi cation of the worker by the employer. Other frequent factors can be observed such as low self-esteem of the security guard, low competence of the co-worker within the team, unsecured employment conditions, confl ict of functions within the team, maintaining the security guard function under the pressure of unemployment and/or lack of perspectives, or lack of concretized life plans of the employee. A major negative factor, among essential disadvantages (unfavorable conditions) of the security guard occupation, is the absence of any psychological support under crisis situations. The absence of systemic solutions, which could facilitate elimination of the occupational stressors, is evident in the security sector. Lack of adequate knowledge and skills in managing the occupational stress pose a substantial risk of „radical solution”, such as a suicide attempt. Incidents of the bodyguard suicides in the real life conditions are presented and possible preventive actions are proposed (suggested).
Publikacja recenzowana / Peer-reviewed publication
Państwo i Społeczeństwo 2015 (XV), nr 2, s. 37-59.