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Conduct aviation background checks
If you work in or at the airport, in many cases you will need a background check beforehand. It is a prerequisite for you to be able to obtain access authorization. Once the background check and access authorization has been granted and...
If you work in or at the airport, in many cases you will need a background check beforehand. It is a prerequisite for you to be able to obtain access authorization. Once the background check and access authorization has been granted and you have completed the necessary training at the airport, you can be given an airport ID card which allows you to move around the airport in security areas unescorted.
The regulation applies to persons who are regularly entrusted with:
- security checks
- the clearance
- the transport
- the control of air cargo as well
- generally enter security areas
- Parts of an airport where screened passengers may be present shortly before departure
- Portions of an airport where checked hold baggage is located or transiting
- Areas of an airport where airplanes and other aircraft are parked
- for boarding and alighting as well as for loading and unloading
- flight students
- Members of airport-based associations
- Student interns
- Goods suppliers and comparable providers
- traders and traders as well
- employees of cleaning companies
- Personal details,
- past periods of employment and training and a record of gaps that have arisen in the past five years,
- Your residence in the past ten years,
- examination of criminal records,
- Information from authorities.
You usually have to apply for a background check yourself through your employer, and your employer will cover the costs.
Duty to cooperate:
You are required to cooperate in your review. In rare cases, this can also mean that you have to be tested for narcotics.
You will usually be denied reliability if
- you have been sentenced to imprisonment, youth imprisonment or a fine of at least 60 daily rates for an intentional criminal offence, or
- You have been sentenced to a reduced fine twice or more and the last sentence was less than five years ago
- You have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of at least one year for a felony or other intentional offense and the last conviction was less than ten years ago
- the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has observed you over the past ten years and, for example, efforts have been identified that are directed against the free democratic basic order, the existence or the security of the federal or state government.
You can waive a background check if you
- have already been checked under the Security Checks Act. Here, the background check can be omitted upon request,
- only occasionally need access to security areas at the airport and can therefore, for example, work with a day pass (observe the regulations of the respective airport) or
- work exclusively in generally accessible areas of the airport (public area).