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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Protection of premises and assets under all conditions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11497  Protection of premises and assets under all conditions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2008-11-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit is for relevant personnel to prevent or minimise loss and/or damage within their area of responsibility.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for duty at area of responsibility.
  • Observe, identify and monitor potential and existing threats.
  • Safeguard premises and assets by patrolling and static guarding.
  • Conclude operations for safeguarding of premises and assets. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills at NQF level 02. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons, enforcing security and safeguarding their area of responsibility. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for duty at area of responsibility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documentation must include:
  • Occurrence Book, pocket book, message book, instruction book, registers etc.

    Operating procedures must include:
  • Workplace procedures as per customer, employer, labour, legislation and industry standards.

    Fit for purpose must include:
  • Clean and in good working order and functional.

    Equipment must include:
  • Safety equipment, security aids, offensive and defensive equipment, communication equipment, electronic equipment, batons, handcuffs, torch, bullet proof, computer and video equipment.

    Resources must include:
  • Registers, stationery, vehicles, personnel and security dogs.

    Area of responsibility must include:
  • Physical measures and systems within security limits and jurisdiction. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All documentation checked and verified as correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The application of knowledge and understanding of operating procedures and security principles is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work environment, equipment and resources checked and are fit for purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The application of knowledge and understanding of the use of relevant equipment is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Workplace procedures are available and current. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Assumes duty in area of responsibility as per standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Safeguard premises and assets by patrolling and static guarding. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safeguard must include:
  • Contain, defend, deter, detain, delimit and delay

    Effectively must include:
  • Minimise loss or damage to property by adhering to work procedures.

    Physical security must include:
  • Personnel, lighting, physical barriers and electronic security technology.

    Systems security must include:
  • Inspections, audits, access control, key control, surveillance, zoning, locking-up procedures.

    Enforced must include:
  • Pro-actively, re-actively and routinely.

    Losses must include:
  • Crime, waste, shrinkage, accidents, error, natural disasters and environmental losses.

    Response must include:
  • Assessing, resolving, containing, recovery and reporting.

    Incidents must include:
  • Act or omission, fire, breaking and entering, floods, disasters, public disorder and power failures.

    Information must include:
  • Crime related, evidence, loss related and service related.

    Communicated must include:
  • Radio, telephone, interpersonal, written, electronically. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Security is effectively enforced in area of responsibility with the use of resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Understand and apply knowledge of patrolling and static guarding within area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Understand and apply knowledge of systems security within area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Understand and apply knowledge of physical security within area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Losses are identified, minimised and reported within area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Immediate reaction to incidents and emergencies as per standards operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Scene of incident is preserved and contained as per standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Identify and record lost of property as per work procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Relevant information is communicated as per standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Observe, identify and monitor potential and existing threats. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Legal requirements must include:
  • Criminal Procedure act, Trespass act, Road Traffic act, Access to Public Premises act, Health and Safety Environmental act, Fencing act, NKP act, Civil Aviation offences act, Firearms Control act, General Law Amendment act, SIRA act and other relevant legislation and regulations specific to site.

    Monitor must include:
  • Physically, electronically, digitally, using human/animal senses. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Understand and apply the knowledge of basic threat analysis in the area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Understanding and apply the knowledge of the relevant legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Observe and monitor activities that pose a potential threat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reporting and recording potential and existing threats in the area of responsibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude operations for safeguarding of premises and assets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documentation must include:
  • Occurrence books, loss & found registers, pocket books, instructions, registers, relevant firearm license/permits, access control permits, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Document and submit all relevant reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Transferring of orders and instructions to the next shift ensures effective safeguarding of premises and assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Debriefing on incidents occurred during the present shift improves operational effectiveness. 


    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, operating procedures and security principles.
  • A comprehensive understanding of patrolling and guarding techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of tactical movement & approach techniques
  • A comprehensive understanding of customer relations
  • A comprehensive understanding of dealing with confrontations
  • A comprehensive understanding of physical security and technology
  • A comprehensive understanding of persons & property protection
  • A comprehensive understanding of observational techniques
  • A comprehensive understanding of physical retention techniques
  • A comprehensive understanding of first aid
  • A comprehensive understanding of fire fighting and prevention
  • An understanding of explosive devices and firearms identification
  • A broad understanding of proactive & reactive crime prevention
  • A broad understanding of handling victims of crime
  • A broad understanding of threat/risk assessment
  • A comprehensive understanding of security equipment principles and techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to losses reported within the area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in reporting and recording potential threats in the area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the safeguarding of premises and assets so that these are accurately interpreted into application performance standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others through the correct application of knowledge of physical security within the area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that legislative requirements are interrelated with the overall observation, identification and monitoring of potential and existing threats. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are LEGAL
  • Applicable sections of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of specific Acts relevant to unique job/workplace environments:
    i.e. National Key Points Act, Civil Aviation Offences Act, etc.
  • Applicable sections of the Constitution
  • Applicable sections of the Trespass act
  • Applicable sections of the Road Traffic act
  • Applicable sections of the Access to Public Premises act
  • Applicable sections of the Fencing act
  • Applicable sections of the General Law Amendment act,
  • Applicable sections of the SIRA Act 56 of 2001
  • Applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Private defence
  • Moral & humanitarian considerations (proportionality)
  • Continuum of force
  • Vicarious liability
  • Civil liability

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, company operational agreements and policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22490   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  83946   National Certificate: Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    3. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    4. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    5. AIM TRAINING 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    8. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    9. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    10. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    11. Bronyx 
    12. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    13. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    14. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    15. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    16. ENLIGHTENED SECURITY FORCE 
    17. Fidelity Security Services 
    18. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    19. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    20. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    21. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    22. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    23. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    24. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    25. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    26. Nastec Cc 
    27. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    28. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    29. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    30. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    31. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    32. SAS SALDANHA 
    33. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    34. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    35. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    36. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    37. South African Reserve Bank 
    38. Staff Management Services 
    39. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    40. THE BTC GROUP 
    41. TINTSWALO SECURITY SERVICES 
    42. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    43. UBUNTU 
    44. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    45. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    46. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    47. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    48. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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