Proof of information for the guarding industry: exhibition

The training for proof of information for the guarding industry provides the necessary legal regulations and specialised duties and powers for the exercise of the guarding industry. The knowledge is checked by oral and written questions. This obligation to provide information applies to guards and security guards. Proof of information is a condition for the issue of a permit for the guarding industry and is issued by the competent authority Exceptions: Information is not sufficient for shop detectives, inspections in public spaces and bouncers. For this purpose, a certificate of expertise for the guarding industry is required. The need for information can be waived under the conditions of the Guarding Ordinance. Section 5(1) Of the Guard also regulates the recognition of evidence other than the necessary information.

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If necessary, identity card or passport if applicable, documents in accordance with Section 5 paragraph 1 No. 1-4 Guarding Ordinance (GuardV) as other proof of expertise


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The notification form shall be made available to the competent body.

The proof can be obtained in a 40- or 80-hour briefing, depending on the activity. An 80-hour briefing must be attended by: Persons wishing to carry out the security business as self-employed persons, self-employed guards who have been granted permission after 1 January 1991, in the case of legal entities: the legal representatives (managing directors) insofar as they are directly entrusted with the performance of guarding tasks and have taken over these tasks after 01.12.1991, Managers if they have not taken up this position until after 1 January 1991. A 40-hour briefing must be attended by: Self-employed persons who are to be entrusted with the task of carrying out guarding tasks, provided that they have not taken over these tasks from a security undertaking before 31 March 1996. The certificate of information shall be issued only to those who have participated in the information without absence.