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

Safe and secure escorting of valuables, people and suspects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11499  Safe and secure escorting of valuables, people and suspects 
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 
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 
This unit deals with the safe and secure escort of suspects and valuables in a specific 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:
  • Identify escorting requirements.
  • Prepare for escort assignment.
  • Ensure suspect/valuables/persons is ready to escort.
  • Undertake escort. 

  • 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 who are required to competently escort valuables and suspects/persons. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify escorting requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Resource requirements for escort is assessed and obtained according to operational instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Security tasks are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Need for additional resources are identified and appropriate steps are taken prior to escort assignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Proposed route and need for support staff is determined and/or clarified according to operational instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Contingency plans are made if appropriate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for escort assignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assignment requirements identified and clarified where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Resource requirements assessed and obtained according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Adequacy of resources appropriate to the assignment confirmed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure suspect/valuables/person is ready to be escorted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All suspects/valuables/persons to be escorted identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Classification/recent behaviour of suspect/valuable/person confirmed and special needs noted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Suspect searched where required according to relevant legislation and taking account of suspect's gender and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Vehicle and/or receiving unit/location checked according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Relevant staff/personnel advised of pending movement of suspect/valuable/person and necessary records made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Restraining techniques are applied according to workplace procedures and legal requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Undertake escort. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operational requirements must include:
  • Requirements specified in client brief and/or workplace procedures.

    Resources must include:
  • Transport
  • Receptacles
  • Firearms and equipment
  • Specific knowledge and skills

    Client procedures are those laid down in the standard operating procedure.

    Valuables must include:
  • Documents
  • Precious stones
  • Jewellery
  • Trophies
  • Bullion
  • Cash
  • Electronic equipment
  • Firearms
  • Artwork, etc

    Potential threats may include:
  • Hold up
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Suspicious circumstances

    Resource requirements may include:
  • Physical resources such as communication, restraints or security equipment, special vehicle and back-up personnel.

    Special needs of suspects may include:
  • Cultural differences
  • Language differences

    Legal requirements may include:
  • Legal authority to hold/transfer suspect
  • Relevant legislation and regulations dealing with Occupational Health and Safety, types of warrants and orders and prohibited items

    Escort of suspects includes escort:
  • Between venues
  • Whilst awaiting further transport
  • During temporary stay within venues/sites/institutions 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Potential threats and/or problems identified on commencement of escort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Escort undertaken according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Potential threats/problems during assignment identified and acted upon according to workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Restraining techniques according to legal requirements is used during escort. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All relevant documentation is checked and completed according to workplace procedures and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Escort undertaken in a calm and professional manner according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A basic understanding of conflict resolution skills
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation
  • An understanding of the use of communications equipment and systems
  • An understanding of the use of relevant equipment required to complete the escort duties
  • An understanding of observational techniques.
  • An understanding of report writing.
  • An understanding of escort duties and procedures
  • An understanding of physical restraining techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve potential threats/problems during assignment according to workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an escort team and group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in identifying and obtaining all necessary resources for undertaking an escort. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the preparation of and conducting of escort assignments in a manner appropriate to operational needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate interpersonal skills when dealing with relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that legislative requirements are interrelated with the policies and regulations required for the lawful searching, detention and/or seizure of persons, transportation, goods and/or articles. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal, legislative and specific operational requirements and are:

    Legal
  • Applicable sections of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act 56 of 2001
  • Applicable sections of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977
  • Applicable legislation around municipal bylaws
  • Applicable sections of the Regulation of Gatherings
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act

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

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Suspect/valuables/persons
  • Vehicle.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom. 

  • 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. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    33. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    34. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    35. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    36. South African Reserve Bank 
    37. Staff Management Services 
    38. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    39. THE BTC GROUP 
    40. TINTSWALO SECURITY SERVICES 
    41. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    42. UBUNTU 
    43. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    44. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    45. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    46. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    47. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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