5414-Security Guards

Job Title: 

Security Guards

Job Description: 

Security guards patrol or monitor premises to guard property against theft and vandalism. They control access to establishments and maintain order and enforce regulations at public events and within establishments.


Circulating among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order, protect property from theft or vandalism and enforce the regulations of the establishment

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

1905 - Criminal Justice and Corrections

Specific Occupations: 

541401 - Security Officer
Description : Patrols and guards industrial and commercial property, railway yards, stations or other facilities.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Beach Patrol Officer / Beach Guard, Bodyguard, Coastguard, Guard, Mobile Patrol Officer, Patrolman, Railway Patrol Officer, Security Guard, Security Safety and Emergency Services Manager, Security Services Coordinator, Watchman

541402 - Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor
Description : Monitors security alarms and surveillance equipment, and contacts supervisors, fire brigades or police if security is breached.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Answering Service Operator, Security Monitor

541403 - Retail Loss Prevention Officer
Description : Detects and investigates shoplifting, fraud and other unlawful acts of employees or customers of a retail establishment.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : End Controller, Shop Floor Walker, Store Detective

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa