The answer is not provided for under applicable PA law. Therefore, the answer depends on what duties those persons would be expected to perform, what experience or skills they have in order to perform those functions, and the level of risk the Association is willing to accept for damages (allegedly) arising from the performance or failure to perform those functions in a reasonable, professional manner.
I suggest discussing with Association counsel the details of any plan for this type of action.
Sara A. Austin
Austin Law Firm LLC
226 E. Market St.
York, PA 17403
I think your workers compensation insurer would have a huge problem if they knew that maintenance and receptionist personnel were also providing security services.
I would hire a security service to provide those services.
That would also provide another layer of insurances if for whatever reason an insurance claim is filed.
Rinaldo Acri • Acri Realty, Inc.
290 Perry Highway
Pgh, PA 15229
Due to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, by neighborhood watch coordinator, George Zimmerman, in 2012, I recommend caution in assigning security functions to Association volunteers. If the Association is having its’ personnel perform security functions, the Association should make sure that the personnel are properly trained or the Association should use outside vendors, who are trained and insured.
David G. Hellmuth
Attorney at Law
Direct dial: (952) 746-2107
8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439
Phn: (952) 941-4005