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Bewachungsgewerbe (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Security guard / Warden
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    § 34a der Gewerbeordnung (GewO) und Bewachungsverordnung (BewachV)

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Recognition of professional experience Annex IV - automatic recognition
    Level in case of subsidiary application of GS:
    ATT - Attestation of competence , Art. 11 a
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Gewerbsmäßige Durchführung von Bewachungsaufgaben, insbesondere: - Werkschutz und Objektschutz (Häuser, Läden bis hin zu Industrie- und militärischen Anlagen) - Personenschutz (Body Guards, Bewachung von Rockkonzerten, Großveranstaltungen - aber keine polizeilichen Funktionen in Abgrenzung zum staatlichen Gewaltmonopol) - Bewachungen im öffentlich zugänglichen Bereich (Parkplätze, Einkaufscenter, Bahnhöfe) - Durchführung von Geld- und Werttransporten - Tätigkeit als Ladendetektiv - Tätigkeit als Türsteher bei Diskotheken


    Work as a security guard and/or bodyguard including: - Guarding business premises and edifices (buildings, shops, but also industrial and military premises) - Protecting persons (body guarding, acting as a guard at rock concerts, large events – however, guards must never assume tasks reserved to the police (state’s monopoly on the use of force) - Work as a guard in public places (parking lots, shopping centres, train stations) - Work as a cash-in-transit courier - Work as a store detective - Work as a bouncer

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