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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 8423


  • Section: O - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Division: 84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Group: 842 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
  • Class: 8423 - Public order and safety activities

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- administration and operation of regular and auxiliary police forces supported by public authorities and of port, border, coastguards and other special police forces, including traffic regulation, alien registration, maintenance of arrest records
- firefighting and fire prevention:
· administration and operation of regular and auxiliary fire brigades in fire prevention, firefighting, rescue of persons and animals, assistance in civic disasters, floods, road accidents etc.
- administration and operation of administrative civil and criminal law courts, military tribunals and the judicial system, including legal representation and advice on behalf of the government or when provided by the government in cash or services
- rendering of judgements and interpretations of the law
- arbitration of civil actions
- prison administration and provision of correctional services, including rehabilitation services, regardless of whether their administration and operation is done by government units or by private units on a contract or fee basis
- provision of supplies for domestic emergency use in case of peacetime disasters

This class excludes:
- forestry fire-protection and fire-fighting services, see 0240
- oil and gas field fire fighting, see 0910
- firefighting and fire-prevention services at airports provided by non-specialized units, see 5223
- advice and representation in civil, criminal and other cases, see 6910
- operation of police laboratories, see 7120
- administration and operation of military armed forces, see 8422
- activities of prison schools, see division 85
- activities of prison hospitals, see 8610

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