Security Guards – KZN DC

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Location: New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal
Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 15 July 2024

Job Details

Division: CB Division
Minimum Experience: Entry Level
Company Primary Industry: FMCG
Job Functional Area: Other

Job Description

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Warehouse in Durban is offering an opportunity for security guards to provide security services as per the Private Security Industry Regulations Act 56 of 2001, as amended. The role involves ensuring the safety of assets, property, and staff by creating a secure environment, identifying signs of criminal activities, and investigating disturbances while adhering to industry legislation and best practices.

Minimum Requirements


  • Grade 12 – Matric or a Senior Certificate
  • Grade C accreditation with the PSIRA
  • A general minimum exposure of at least 3 years in the retail industry, such as shopping malls and warehouses


  • At least 1 year specific previous experience in a similar role

Key Responsibilities

  • Vigilance and Alertness: Monitor surroundings to identify suspicious activities and apprehend criminals or remove violators as per legal authority and Dis-Chem standard operating procedures.
  • Patrols: Conduct regular patrols to ensure optimal visibility and reduce risks.
  • Access Control: Monitor and control access to the premises, documenting and regulating entrance by vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Incident Investigation: Investigate and report signs of damage or unlawful entry to management.
  • Deterrent Presence: Be clearly visible to deter criminal activities and prevent theft, damage, personal injury, and other dishonourable acts.
  • Customer Service: Maintain a professional, courteous, and friendly demeanor when interacting with guests, customers, and employees.
  • Register Maintenance: Complete all registers and occurrence books.
  • Staff Searches: Conduct staff searches and supervise refuse removal according to Dis-Chem standards.
  • Property Protection: Protect the property and assets from dishonest acts or malicious behavior.
  • Post Presence: Be present at your post at all times while on duty.
  • Customer Relations: Provide good customer service to all Dis-Chem internal and external customers.
  • Incident Reporting: Report any unusual or suspicious behavior by staff, customers, or suppliers.
  • Opening and Closing Procedures: Ensure all doors and windows are locked and water taps are turned off at the end of the day.
  • Personnel Searches: Conduct continuous personnel frisking and vehicle searches.
  • Alarm and Camera Monitoring: Monitor alarm systems and operate emergency equipment when needed.
  • Emergency Situations: Provide assistance during emergencies and maintain order during evacuation procedures.
  • Security Advice: Offer ongoing security advice and safety tips to ensure adherence to security precautions.
  • Crisis Response: Respond quickly and correctly during crises, contacting police and emergency authorities when necessary.



  • Knowledge of PSIRA
  • Fire emergency and relevant Health and Safety training and exposure
  • Proficiency in English (read, write, and speak)


  • Knowledge of a 3rd language

Special Conditions of Employment

  • PSIRA registered
  • Grade C PSIRA accreditation
  • South African Citizen
  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Driver’s license and own reliable transport and PDP when deployed as a driver

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Market-related salary
  • Kaelo
  • Provident fund (PSSPF)

Apply Here: Security Guards

Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted. If you haven’t been contacted within two weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is an equal opportunity employer. Dis-Chem’s approved Employment Equity Plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process aligned with Dis-Chem’s Employment Equity & Transformation Strategy. Dis-Chem actively supports the recruitment of People with Disabilities.

Security Guards – KZN DC

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