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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use security equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244176  Use 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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12328  Use and maintain basic security equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to use security equipment in various situations. Learners will be able to understand when and how certain equipment may be used and under which conditions. Learners will also be able to ascertain whether the equipment is in working condition or whether it should be referred to a maintenance team. This unit standard will also enable learners to handle, store and handover security equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the safekeeping and storing of security equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use of security equipment.
  • Confirm the working condition of security equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons working in a security environment who have to use security equipment during the course of their duty. Equipment is used in accordance with its intended purpose, and maintained to ensure serviceability when needed during the course of duty.

    Security equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • PR 24 or Tonfa baton.
  • Straight baton.
  • Constraint apparatus.
  • Flashlights (rechargeable and battery operated).
  • Defensive sprays.
  • Two way radios.
  • Portable searching equipment.
  • Walk through metal detectors.
  • Body Armour.
  • Keys. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safekeeping and storing of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods in which security equipment is carried and worn are described to inform practical use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for receiving and returning security equipment in a working condition are described for hand over and take over purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storage methods of equipment are described for safekeeping purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the use of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of security equipment are described according to their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of security equipment is explained within a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safeguarding of security equipment is explained within the context of the safety of the user, general public and equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The use of security equipments may refer to but is not limited to handling and ensuring equipment is clean, used and carried according to prescribed methods.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Confirm the working condition of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security equipment is inspected in order to ascertain its working condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects in security equipment are identified to contribute towards the functionality of such equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures of dealing with and reporting on defective equipment are described with reference to potential consequences. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Workplace policies and procedures regarding the use and maintenance of security equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the utilisation and functioning of security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of using and checking security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the use and functioning of security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others when using security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the improper use and functioning of security equipment will have a negative impact on the security situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    4. ABUNDANCE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    5. ACTCO (PTY) LTD 
    6. ADEVA SECURITY PTY LTD 
    7. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    8. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    9. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS EAST LONDON 
    10. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    11. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    12. AIM TRAINING 
    13. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    14. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    15. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    16. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    17. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    18. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    19. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    20. BEETEES CABS CC 
    21. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    22. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    23. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    24. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    26. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    27. Bronyx 
    28. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    29. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    30. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    31. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    32. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    33. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    34. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    35. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    36. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    37. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    38. DOGS AND ALL 
    39. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    40. DOUBLE RESPECT TRADING ENTERPRISE NATIONAL 
    41. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    42. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    43. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    44. EASY SECURITY AUTO GATES AND GUARDS CC 
    45. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    46. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    47. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    48. EZINGENI SECURITY AND CLEANING PTY LTD 
    49. FADANA INVESTMENT GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    50. Fidelity Security Services 
    51. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    52. FIROZIPARK 
    53. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD ROSSLYN 
    54. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    55. GAUNTLET SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    56. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    57. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    58. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    59. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    60. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    61. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    62. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    63. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    64. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    65. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    66. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    67. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    68. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    69. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    70. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    71. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    72. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    73. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    74. KEISHY SECURITY 
    75. KGOTSOFALANG TRADING AND PROJECTS 97 
    76. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    77. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    78. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    79. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    80. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    81. L AND L TRAINING 
    82. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    83. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    84. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    85. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    86. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    87. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    88. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    89. Makgo Security And Projects 
    90. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    91. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    92. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    93. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    94. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    95. MASMAGNET CC 
    96. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    97. Maxi Phumelela Security Pty Ltd 
    98. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    99. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    100. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    101. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    102. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    103. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    104. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    105. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    106. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    107. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    108. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    109. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    110. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    111. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    112. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    113. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    114. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    115. MZANSI SECURITY 
    116. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    117. Nastec Cc 
    118. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    119. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    120. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    121. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    122. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    123. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    124. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    125. OBLION SHIELD 
    126. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    127. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    128. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    129. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    130. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    131. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    132. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    133. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    134. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    135. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    136. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    137. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    138. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    139. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    140. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    141. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    142. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    143. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    144. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    145. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    146. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    147. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    148. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    149. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    150. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    151. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    152. SBV SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    153. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    154. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    155. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    156. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    157. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    158. SECUTRAIN 
    159. Seraphim Security International 
    160. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    161. SETHIKE TRADING 
    162. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    163. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    164. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    165. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    166. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    167. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    168. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    169. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    170. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    171. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    172. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    173. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    174. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    175. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    176. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    177. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    178. South African Reserve Bank 
    179. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK BLOEMFONTEIN 
    180. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK CAPE TOWN 
    181. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK EAST LONDON 
    182. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK PRETORIA NORTH 
    183. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    184. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    185. Staff Management Services 
    186. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    187. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    188. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    189. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    190. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    191. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    192. Tactical Security Services CC 
    193. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    194. THANGANELO SECURITY 
    195. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    196. THE BTC GROUP 
    197. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    198. THEPA TRADING 634 
    199. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    200. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    201. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    202. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    203. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    204. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    205. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    206. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    207. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    208. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    209. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    210. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    211. UBUNTU 
    212. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    213. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    214. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    215. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    216. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    217. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    218. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    219. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    220. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    221. White Leopard Security 
    222. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    223. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    224. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    225. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    226. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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