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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. 3SIX5 SECURITY 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ABUNDANCE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    6. ACTCO (PTY) LTD 
    7. ADEVA SECURITY PTY LTD 
    8. ADT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    9. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    10. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS EAST LONDON 
    11. ADVANCED TRAINING SOLUTIONS KING WILLIAMS TOWN 
    12. Afri Guard(pty)ltd 
    13. AIM TRAINING 
    14. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    15. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    16. ARCELOR MITTAL SA 
    17. ARMSHIELD SECURITY SERVICES 
    18. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    19. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    20. BAPNYA SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    21. BEETEES CABS CC 
    22. BLACK VOLTERS SECURITY COLLEGE CC 
    23. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    24. BONGA AND PRAISE NELSPRUIT 
    25. BOSASA SECURITY PTY LTD TRAINING CENTRE 
    26. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    27. BRAVEHEART BIO DOG ACADEMY 
    28. BRAVOSPAN CC 
    29. Bronyx 
    30. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    31. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    32. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    33. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    34. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    35. CEDMAD TRADING AND PROJECTS 
    36. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    37. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    38. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    39. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    40. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    41. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    42. DK SPECIALIZED SECURITY SERVICES 
    43. DOGS AND ALL 
    44. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    45. DOUBLE RESPECT TRADING ENTERPRISE NATIONAL 
    46. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    47. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    48. E E L PROTECTION SERVICES 
    49. EASY SECURITY AUTO GATES AND GUARDS CC 
    50. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    51. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    52. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    53. EZINGENI SECURITY AND CLEANING PTY LTD 
    54. FADANA INVESTMENT GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    55. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    56. FIDELITY SECURITY CORPORATE SERVICES CAPE TOWN 
    57. Fidelity Security Services 
    58. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    59. FIROZIPARK 
    60. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (SA) (PTY) LTD ROSSLYN 
    61. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    62. GAUNTLET SECURITY SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    63. GIJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    64. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    65. GRACE AND GUARDIAN PTY LTD 
    66. GRINNELL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    67. GUNDO SECURITY & SUPPLY CC 
    68. HAZOEMA TRADING ENTREPRISE CC 
    69. HENQUE 3375 CC 
    70. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    71. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    72. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    73. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    74. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    75. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    76. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    77. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    78. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    79. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    80. INTABAMHLOPHE SECURITY AND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    81. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    82. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    83. JOINT OPERAIONS SECURITY COMPANY PTY LTD 
    84. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    85. KEISHY SECURITY 
    86. KGOTSOFALANG TRADING AND PROJECTS 97 
    87. KHANYISANI TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    88. KHETHAKANYE TRADING AND PROJECTS 196 CC 
    89. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    90. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    91. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    92. KYA GUARDS 
    93. L AND L TRAINING 
    94. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    96. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    97. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    98. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    99. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    100. LUFAFLO SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    101. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    102. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    103. Makgo Security And Projects 
    104. MAKUYA AFGUARD PTY LTD 
    105. MALUTI TVET COLLEGE KWETUSONG CAMPUS 
    106. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    107. MANGWEVU SECUTRITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    108. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    109. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    110. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    111. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    112. MASMAGNET CC 
    113. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    114. Maxi Phumelela Security Pty Ltd 
    115. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    116. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    117. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    118. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    119. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    120. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    121. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    122. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    123. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    124. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    125. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    126. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    127. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    128. MOLEMA DEVELOPMENT TRAINING 
    129. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    130. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    131. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    132. MZANSI SECURITY 
    133. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    134. Nastec Cc 
    135. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    136. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    137. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    138. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    139. NORTHERN PROVINCE TRAINING ACADEMY 
    140. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    141. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    142. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    143. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    144. OBLION SHIELD 
    145. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    146. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    147. ONGOTI RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    148. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    149. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    150. PEACEMAKERS SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    151. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    152. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    153. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    154. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    155. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    156. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    157. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    158. QPS Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    159. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    160. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    161. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    162. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    163. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    164. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    165. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    166. RHEE SECURITY SERVICES 
    167. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    168. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
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    170. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    171. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    172. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    173. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    174. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    175. SBV SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    176. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    177. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    178. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
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    180. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    181. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    182. SECUTRAIN 
    183. Seraphim Security International 
    184. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    185. SETHIKE TRADING 
    186. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    187. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    188. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    189. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    190. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    191. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    192. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    193. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    194. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    195. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    196. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    197. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    198. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    199. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    200. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    201. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    202. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    203. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    204. South African Reserve Bank 
    205. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK BLOEMFONTEIN 
    206. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK CAPE TOWN 
    207. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK EAST LONDON 
    208. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK PRETORIA NORTH 
    209. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    210. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    211. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES T/A DE PAUW TRADING CC 
    212. Staff Management Services 
    213. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    214. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    215. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    216. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    217. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    218. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    219. Tactical Security Services CC 
    220. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    221. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    222. THANGANELO SECURITY 
    223. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    224. THE BTC GROUP 
    225. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    226. THEPA TRADING 634 
    227. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    228. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    229. THOMA TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    230. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    231. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    232. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    233. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    234. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    235. TSHAKHWILO TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    236. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    237. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    238. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    239. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    240. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    241. UBOMI TECHNOLOGIES 
    242. UBUNTU 
    243. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    244. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    245. UMGUNGUNDLOVU TVET COLLEGE 
    246. UNICORN SECURITY SERVICES 
    247. UTHUSO TRAINING INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    248. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    249. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    250. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    251. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    252. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    253. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    254. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    255. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    256. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    257. White Leopard Security 
    258. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    259. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    260. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    261. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    262. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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