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

Use and maintain basic security equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12328  Use and maintain basic security equipment 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244176  Use security equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit is for relevant personnel to use and maintain basic security equipment effectively and safely in the execution of their duties.

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:
  • Select and carry basic security equipment effectively and safely.
  • Use correct basic security equipment effectively and safely.
  • Inspect and maintain basic security equipment effectively and safely. 

  • 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 01. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons competently using and maintaining relevant basic security equipment effectively and safely in the execution of their duties. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and carry basic security equipment effectively and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic security equipment selected according to appropriate operational need and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic security equipment carried according to workplace procedures and relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pouches and/or containers for the carry of basic security equipment are fit for purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Basic security equipment selected and issued on receipt and returned according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Basic security equipment tested for functionality as per manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use correct basic security equipment effectively and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The application of knowledge and understanding of using basic security equipment is demonstrated in accordance with the relevant legal requirements and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic security equipment is used as per manufacturers guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Basic security equipment is used with specific attention to threat identification and analysis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect and maintain basic security equipment effectively and safely. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic security equipment must include:
  • All types of batons.
  • Defensive sprays.
  • Handcuffs.
  • Body/persons constraint apparatus (aviation)
  • Body armour.
  • Two way radio's
  • Electronic patrol systems.
  • Hand held metal detectors (HHMD'S)
  • Hand held digital scanners.
  • Substance detectors
  • Sirens, etc.

    Documentation must include:
  • Occurrence books, pocket books, instructions, registers, etc.

    Workplace procedure must include:
  • Company policy, standard operating procedure, contingency plans, instructions and resources.

    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, Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and other relevant legislation and regulations specific to site.

    Threat identification and analysis must include:
  • Any potentionally dangerous and/or disruptive act or condition. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant selected basic security equipment are inspected to establish serviceability and that they meet safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate and apply maintenance procedures according to manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Visible faults identified and action taken according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Completed relevant documentation verifies correct maintenance 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 comprehensive understanding of the selection, use and maintenance of basic security equipment.
  • A comprehensive understanding of workplace procedures.
  • An understanding of physical restraining/defensive techniques. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the identification and analysis of threats and the subsequent selection of relevant basic security equipment to deal with the situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in selecting, carrying, using and maintaining basic security equipment effectively and safely. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate interpersonal skills when dealing with customer/members of public. 

    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 carry and use of basic security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244176, which is "Use security equipment", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are LEGAL:
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act 51/1977.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108/1996)
  • Applicable sections of the SIRA Act 56/2001
  • Applicable sections of the Occupational Health and Safety 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.
  • First aid equipment.
  • 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. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 
    25. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    26. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    27. Nastec Cc 
    28. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    29. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    30. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    31. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    32. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    33. SAS SALDANHA 
    34. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    35. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    36. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    37. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    38. South African Reserve Bank 
    39. Staff Management Services 
    40. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    41. THE BTC GROUP 
    42. TINTSWALO SECURITY SERVICES 
    43. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    44. UBUNTU 
    45. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    46. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    47. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    48. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    49. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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