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Armoured Car Escort
The main responsibility of armoured-car escorts or guards is to transport cash and valuables and guard this load during transit. They load bags of cash and valuables into armoured-cars at banks and premises of other customers and issue receipts.

Some guards stand at the ready while the valuables are loaded and unloaded at predetermined destinations and they guard loads while they are in transit. One or more guards generally assist drivers of armoured-cars.

Satisfying Aspects
- working outdoors
- knowing that the work is to protect valuable items

Demanding aspects
- a certain amount of routine
- the possibility of injury while on duty

An armoured car guard should:
- be physically strong and fit;
- be honest and reliable;
- have integrity;
- be alert and observant;
- have a good driving record.

School Subjects
Grade 10 Certificate

Compulsory Subjects: None
Recommended Subjects: None

Employers provide in-service training, which includes training in self-defence and use of firearms. Prospective armoured-car guards must: obtain a shooting licence; be at least 18 years of age; and be in possession of a valid driver's licence.

- companies that specialize in the protection of assets in transit
- banks
- building societies

The Security Association of South Africa (SASA)   
P O Box 414
Kloof, 3640
Tel: (031) 764-6765 Fax: (031) 764-6765

Institute for Security Studies
P O Box 1787
Brooklyn Square, 0075
361 Veale Street
Block D, First Floor,
Brooklyn Court
New Muckleneuk
Tel: (012) 346-9500/2 Fax: (012) 346-9570