Checkout Security Guard
This is the name of the job attributed to a security guard placed behind the checkouts in the distribution sector. The guard’s task is to ensure that the receipt matches the purchase made. If there is any doubt, the guard can apply the guidelines laid down by their employer for this purpose.
Close Protection Officer (Bodyguard)
Certificate of Professional Qualification: Basic training necessary to work, mainly in the Security Agent profession.
Non-intrusive security measure on a consenting person to uncover an object that is dangerous to themselves or another person. It is different from a body search, an intrusive and coercive measure, that can only be implemented by a police officer. Pat-downs are always done by a person of the same sex as the person involved in the measure.
A patrol is a course defined in an evaluated space and time, with specific crossing points and preestablished checkpoints. A patrol is carried out by a qualified person.
Human Security Guard whose task is to carry out patrols.
“The Service de Sécurité Incendie et d’Assistance à Personnes [Fire Safety and Personal Assistance Department], or SSIAP, is an obligatory, degree-giving training course in France. The SSIAP combines different training courses involving fire safety staff working in public buildings (ERP) and high-rise buildings (IGH). The SSIAP training course, with a final exam, is enshrined in the law, and the programmes are designed to give the candidate solid foundations in terms of prevention and safety. The SSIAP is made of 3 supplementary and distinct levels: SSIAP 1, SSIAP 2 and SSIAP 3 (amended decree of 2 May 2005).
SSIAP 1: Provides access to the work of a Fire Safety Officer.
SSIAP 2: Leads to the post of Fire Safety Team Leader.
SSIAP 3: Provides access to the duties of the Manager. ”
Security Guard (Safety Task): holder of a Professional Qualification Certificate or a Professional Card issued by the Conseil National des Activités Privées de Sécurité [National Board of Private Security Activities], or CNAPS. Employee of an Internal Security Service or a Private Security Service Provider.
The task of the security officer within companies is to set the rules and security instructions to be put into action, relating to people, information and supports protected by a specific classification (Articles R 2311-2 and R 2311-3 of the French Defence Code define three levels of classification: Très Secret Défense [Top Secret], Secret Défense [Secret], Confidentiel Défense [Confidential]). They are responsible for ensuring the proper implementation of these rules and instructions.
Shop Security Officer
This is the name of the job attributed to a security guard moving around the retail space, in the retail sector. The guard’s task is to spot criminal or illicit behaviour and to report it over the radio. If there is any doubt, the guard can apply the guidelines laid down by their employer for this purpose.