- The guarding of premises against unauthorised access or occupation, against outbreaks of disorder or against damage. (Referred to later as guarding premises)
- The guarding of property against destruction or damage, against being stolen or against being otherwise dishonestly taken or obtained. (Referred to later as guarding property)
- The guarding of one or more individuals against assault or against injuries that might be suffered in consequence of the unlawful conduct of others. (Referred to later as guarding individuals)
Guarding premises against unauthorised access includes being wholly or partly responsible for determining the suitability for admission to the premises of persons applying for admission.
Guarding against something happening includes providing a physical presence, or carrying out any form of patrol or surveillance, to deter or otherwise discourage it from happening; or to provide information, if it happens, about what has happened.