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Why Hiring a Security Chauffeur Will Give You Peace of Mind.

Private Security Chauffeur Standing Beside Rolls Royce

Having private security is not the preserve of celebrities, far from it in fact. Having a security chauffeur on hand will mean you can go about your business, safe in the knowledge that you and your loved ones are being looked after by a trained professional.

Reduce your exposure to risk by making sure the right processes and staff are in place to recognise potential and avoid compromising situations for you and your family, no matter where you are.

What is a Security Chauffeur?

Also sometimes referred to as a close protection driver or a security driver, a security chauffeur has advanced driving and close protection skills and qualifications.

Essentially, they are there to act as a chauffeur, but also a bodyguard. If you think this sounds extreme, consider how much calmer you would feel knowing that there is always someone assessing the situation for potential risks on your behalf. Or in fact doing the same for your family, even if you were on the other side of the world.

In terms of advanced driving skills, a security chauffeur is trained to detect and mitigate any hostile situation on the road. Security chauffeurs are often ex-military or police personnel, and all have the highest level of training. They are both skilled and experienced in defensive driving, so that you always feel safe.

What it takes to be a Security Chauffeur

Being aware of etiquette is essential, but a Security Chauffeur must also be willing to adapt to the preferences and lifestyle of their employer. The safety and cleanliness of the vehicle falls under the Security Chauffeur’s remit, but valet services, as well as errands and assistance with carrying luggage and shopping can also be required – the role varies from household to household.

Discipline and professionalism are key, as is discretion. Essential capabilities for the role also include good navigational skills, communication, vigilance and being able to make decisions independently. A Security Chauffeur is a problem solver, trained to deal with any unpredictable situation.

Security Chauffeur skills:

  • Operational Intelligence
  • Security Awareness and Management
  • Close Protection Operative Skills
  • First Aid
  • Counter Surveillance
  • Defensive Driving
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Conflict Management

Finding the right Security Chauffeur for you

Whether hiring for you personally or your entire household, it is imperative that you trust the person in question. You are hiring them to make sure you and your family are safe, so finding the right person could not be of greater importance. They must have experience, a range of references and the right qualifications. Get in touch today to discuss your exact requirements, so we can find you the perfect person for the role.

If you would like to take on a Security Chauffeur, please contact Melissa Offer Private Staffing on +44(0) 207 101 3173. The same number applies if you are considering a career as a Security Chauffeur. We look forward to hearing from you.

Private Security Chauffeur Standing Beside Rolls Royce