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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform hand over and take over responsibilities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244181  Perform hand over and take over responsibilities 
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
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will lead learners towards achieving knowledge, skills and attitudes that would enable them to prepare and conduct hand over and take over responsibilities when assuming or relinquishing duties. It will also enable them to assess areas of work whilst performing these duties for reporting and communication purposes. Fundamental to this unit standard is the learner's ability to understand the reasons why these responsibilities should be conducted and the eventual acceptance of responsibilities in area of work.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for the handing over and taking over of responsibilities.
  • Assume responsibility at area of work at area of work.
  • Hand over responsibilities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Area of work also refers to area of responsibility which may include but is not limited to:
    > Safety and security aspects, workplace inventory, equipment functionality, general appearance and cleanliness.
  • Safety aspects may include, but are not limited to unsafe acts, accidents, incidents and unsafe conditions.
  • Recording the time may include, but is not limited to the manual signing of registers and the use of various electronic systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the handing over and taking over of responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment needed for performing duties are identified in terms of their applications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may refer to but is not limited to registers, documentation and dress.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handing over and taking over duties are described in terms of continuity, delegation of authority and the sharing of information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand-over preparations are made in order to promote professionalism, client satisfaction and service excellence. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assume responsibility at area of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information that must be obtained from the person relinquishing responsibility is described in terms of current status of area, incidents, accidents and instructions issued. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-conformance during the shift hand-over with regards to area of work is identified for follow up actions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Area of work may include but is not limited to a physical location, client requests and instructions and contractual obligations subject to the chain of command.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Standing operating procedures for the designated area of work are described in terms of their relevance to area of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for the recording of the time and events are described in terms of their effect on area of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recording may refer to but is not limited to record keeping, evidence, remedial action, quality assurance, audit reports and duty allocation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Hand over responsibilities at area of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is examined in order to determine whether it is relevant for handing over purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information may refer to include but is not limited to brevity (briefness), accuracy, relevancy in safety and security of information.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace is assessed to determine whether it is ready for hand-over. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ready may refer to but is not limited to:
  • A clean, secure and safe workplace.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information is assessed in order to complete registers and occurrence book for hand-over purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Completed registers and occurrence books may be completed in manual or electronic format.
  • Completed registers may include but are not limited to firearm registers, ammunition registers, attendance registers, incident reports, accident reports, evidence reports and vehicle registers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is assessed to determine working condition for hand over purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment may include but is not limited to firearms, ammunition, body armour, fire fighting equipment, first aid kit, hand-cuffs, vehicles, two-way radios, batons, keys and cellular telephones.
     


    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 
    Refer to the specific outcomes and the assessment criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically to:
  • An understanding of company policy and workplace procedures.
  • Code of conduct.
  • The concept of service excellence.
  • Job description/role description.
  • The concept of good housekeeping.
  • Safe firearm practices.
  • Safe and secure firearm and ammunition practices.
  • Evidence practices. 

  • 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 process of handing over and taking over responsibilities in a security environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the smooth and effective hand over ot take over of responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that one is ready to hand over and take over security related responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the whole process of handing over and taking over responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role-players when handing over or taking over responsibilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect handing over and taking over of responsibilities could lead to serious consequences for all role-players. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977.
  • Relevant applicable legislation specific to the evidence given.

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

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Reconstruction of a courtroom.
  • Relevant role players for court scenario.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: classroom.
  • The concept of accountability.
  • Assessing the functionality of equipment.
  • Assessing the accountability and accuracy of information. 

  • 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 
    Core  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  66809   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Technical Officiating  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  61609   Further Education and Training Certificate: Volunteer Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. 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. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY STEELPOORT 
    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. Bronyx 
    29. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    30. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    31. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    32. CC PROTECTION AND INVESTIGATION SERVICE PTY LTD 
    33. CL SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) lTD 
    34. DE BEERS GROUP SERVICES PTY LTD 
    35. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    36. DHW SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    37. DIMASI TRAINING PROVIDERS 
    38. DITIRO TSAKA SECURITY SERVICES 
    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. HLANGANANI COMPUTECH COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    62. HLANGANANI PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    63. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PRETORIA 
    64. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE: NORTH RAND 
    65. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    66. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    67. INFANTRY SCHOOL 
    68. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    69. INSIMBI SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    70. ISOLETHU PROTECTION AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
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    72. KEDISANG SECURITY 
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    77. KHOISAN ABORIGNAL SECURITY AND PROJECTS 
    78. KHOMBO SECURITY AND TRAINING CC 
    79. KSTR GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    80. L AND L TRAINING 
    81. LEAD SECURITY SERVICES 
    82. LEBONE PROJECTS CC 
    83. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    84. LINDILEXPTY LTD 
    85. LMW STING SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    86. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    87. Makgo Security And Projects 
    88. MAMPHOTSO CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECTS 
    89. MAPHETO BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    90. MARABA SECURITY SERVICES TSHWANE 
    91. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    92. MASIKHUTHALE SECURITY TRAINING COLLEGE AND GUARDING DIVISION 
    93. MASMAGNET CC 
    94. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    95. MDIDWA SECURITY SERVICES 
    96. MEC TRAINING (PTY) LTD 
    97. Mec Training Johannesburg 
    98. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD BLOEMFONTEIN FREESTATE 
    99. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD KZN 
    100. MEC TRAINING PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE 
    101. MIDI GENERAL TRADING PTY LTD 
    102. Mig Protection Services Cc 
    103. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    104. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    105. MJM GUARDING AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    106. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    107. MOLAO ACADEMY 
    108. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    109. MSM PROTECTION SERVICES 
    110. MUTENDA SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    111. MUTHAMANI GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES 
    112. MZANSI SECURITY 
    113. MZILANKALA DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS CC 
    114. Nastec Cc 
    115. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    116. NKANGALA TVET COLLEGE 
    117. NOMADUKU SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    118. NOZINJA SECURITY SERVICES 
    119. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    120. NTLHONTLHO SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICE PTY LTD 
    121. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    122. OBLION SHIELD 
    123. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS 
    124. OMEGA RISK SOLUTIONS PTY LTD BRITS 
    125. Orbis Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    126. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    127. PETBON TRADING (PTY) LTD 
    128. POWER TRAINING LINE PTY LTD 
    129. PRESTIGE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    130. PROSPERITAS TRAINING COLLEGE T/A VISION COLLEGE SA 
    131. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    132. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    133. QHIMECI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    134. QUBULASHE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    135. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    136. QW LEFORA SECURITY INSTITUTE 
    137. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    138. REAL TIME SECURITY SERVICES AND PROJECTS 
    139. REBAGONI TRADING AND PROJECTS T/A THE SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY ACADEMY 
    140. REBONTSHENG TRADING CC 
    141. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    142. RRJ TRAINING ACADEMY AND CONSULTING 
    143. SA CRIME PATROLS SECURITY AND TRAINING CENTRE 
    144. SA OF SECURITY AND GUARD FORCE 
    145. SAAF PROTECTION SERVICE TRAINING WING 
    146. SAHARA EDUCATION. TRAINING. DEVELOPMENT 
    147. SBV SERVICES BLOEMFONTEIN 
    148. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    149. SBV SERVICES PORT ELIZABETH 
    150. SBV SERVICES PRETORIA 
    151. SBV SERVICES PTY LTD JOHANNESBURG 
    152. SBV SERVICES RICHARDSBAY 
    153. SECURE PERIMETER SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    154. SECURITY BEYOND 2000 
    155. SECUTRAIN 
    156. Seraphim Security International 
    157. SERVEST(PTY) LTD 
    158. SETHIKE TRADING 
    159. SHE PRO SA TRAINING CENTRE 
    160. SHEMULA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    161. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    162. SILVER SOLUTIONS SECURITY 1713 CC 
    163. SILWANGOMNYAMA TRADING PTY LTD 
    164. SINGITA BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    165. SIPHOCOPS SECURITY 111 KERK STREET MEUBEL SENTRUM JHB 
    166. SIR MGIJ SECURITY AGENCY PTY LTD 
    167. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    168. SITUATIONAL SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    169. SKIMOZ (PTY) LTD 
    170. SKS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CC 
    171. SLOW LINE SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    172. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    173. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE TRAINING INSTITUTION LIMPOPO PROVINCE 
    174. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MPUMALANGA 
    175. South African Reserve Bank 
    176. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK BLOEMFONTEIN 
    177. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK CAPE TOWN 
    178. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK EAST LONDON 
    179. SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK PRETORIA NORTH 
    180. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    181. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    182. Staff Management Services 
    183. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    184. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    185. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    186. SWEETBET PTY LTD 
    187. Tactical Reaction Services Cc 
    188. Tactical Security Services CC 
    189. TENSHO PTY LTD 
    190. THANGANELO SECURITY 
    191. THE BRAVE ONE SECURITY SERVICES 102 
    192. THE BTC GROUP 
    193. THE BUSINESS ZONE 607 CC 
    194. THEPA TRADING 634 
    195. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    196. Thohoyandou Training Centre 
    197. THOMPSONS SECURITY GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    198. THOZAKHE SECURITY SERVICES PTY) LTD 
    199. THUBAGUTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    200. TJL SECURITY SERVICES 
    201. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    202. TSHIKALANGE SECURITY SERVICES AND TRAINING 
    203. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    204. TSWELOPELO EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CC 
    205. TUMAHOLE AVIATION SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    206. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    207. UBUNTU 
    208. UKHUSELO TRAINING ACADEMY AND SECURITY CC 
    209. ULUNTU TRAINING ACA DEMY 
    210. V SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    211. VEBO NONKE SECURITY 
    212. VELSEC SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    213. VICTORY TICKETS 567 T/A KHUSELA GUARDING DIVISION TRAINING 
    214. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    215. WELLINGTON SECURITY 
    216. White Leopard Security 
    217. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    218. Xhobani Security Services Cc 
    219. ZAMANTUNGWA SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    220. Zenzele Training School Cc 
    221. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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