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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide static protection to designated persons. 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244317  Provide static protection to designated persons. 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable learners who are tasked with the static protection of designated persons, to plan and provide static protection at venues including home, office or public places. The competencies in this unit standard will enable a learner to assess harmful threats, whether physical or electronic, direct and indirect. Learners will be able to identify threats and risk at venues, implement counter-measure for protection at a venue and coordinate a venue operation centre. This unit standard will also enable learners to review a static protection operation in order to inform future actions and decisions within the close protection arena.

Person credited with this unit will be competent in:
  • Identifying and assessing potential risks at a venue.
  • Implementing measures to protect the principal whilst at the venue.
  • Establishing and coordinating a venue operation centre.
  • Reviewing a static protection operation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.

    It is assumed that learners are competent in the following unit standards:
  • ID 119649: "Handle and use a handgun".
  • ID 123515: "Handle and use a handgun for business purpose".
  • ID 123510: "Apply tactical knowledge in the use of firearms".
  • ID 123513: "Demonstrate tactical proficiency using a handgun".
  • ID 120486: "Demonstrate physical defensive restraining techniques". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • For the purpose of this unit standard venue operation centre may include but is not limited to a static, mobile or temporary venue operations centre.
  • The term: "principal" refers to designated persons (such as clients) to be protected.
  • The term: "risk" also includes but is not limited to specific and non- specific threats.
  • The term: "counter surveillance" only refers to the detection and deterrence of illicit observation of the principal with the purpose of forwarding any information gathered to the applicable authorities. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and assess potential risks at a venue. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Identifying and assessing must include:
  • Observing surroundings (prior to, during and after the operation).
  • Searching of the venue.
  • Performing surveillance and counter surveillance.
  • Listing potential risks and contingencies.
  • Collating, determining and confirming factual correctness of information.

    Venue may include:
  • Defined areas such as open air venues.
  • Fixed structures such as, but not limited to, homes, offices, stadiums, shopping malls, conference centres, hospitals and ad-hoc accommodation.
  • Stationary movable structures such as yachts, caravans, temporary accommodation and marquees. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential risks relating to structures, human factors and nature are identified and quantified to determine probability and impact. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential risks may include but are not limited to emergencies (such as fire, medical and attacks on principal) occupational health and safety hazards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Research techniques are applied to identify possible threats at a venue. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Research techniques include observation, interview and searching.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement measures to protect the principal whilst at the venue. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A protection plan is formulated taking into account resources and security measures required to secure the venue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A protection plan is formulated taking into account resources and security measures required to secure the venue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contingency plans are formulated taking into account protection measures against fire, for medical, natural disasters and possible attacks. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Attacks refer to verbal, written and direct and indirect attacks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Access to a venue is controlled to prevent unauthorized persons, vehicles and objects that present a direct or indirect threat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    External and internal areas of a venue are searched using various techniques in order to maintain the secure status of the venue. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques may include but are not limited to establishing and maintaining a search cordon, prioritization of search areas, allocation of human resources, searching in levels and reactions to finds.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Area patrols are conducted to prevent potential threats to the venue. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish and coordinate a venue operations centre. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Coordinate refers to implement a basic venue protection plan applicable to at least two venues in accordance with allocated human and physical resources.

    Establish must include:
  • Planning and initiating a venue operations centre at a venue.
  • Compiling elementary procedures and guidelines for a venue operations centre.
  • Identifying a suitable facility to be utilized as a venue operations centre.
  • Procuring the necessary resources for the venue operations centre. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Locations are compared to select the most suitable site for the establishment of a venue operations centre at a venue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures and guidelines required are formulated to coordinate the venue operations centre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security equipment is coordinated and utilized according to the protection plan and related procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Utilized includes elementary maintenance and ensuring of working condition.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communication plan is established and coordinated to ensure the flow of information as per the operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Common emergencies, enquiries or complaints are examined to determine possible solutions. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Planning includes:
  • Liaising and/or consult with role-players.
  • Resource allocation and utilization in terms of the venue risk profile (human, logistical and financial).
  • Formulating a documented operational plan.
  • Decide on the use of augmentative security measures, e.g. service dogs and electronic counter measures.
  • Deciding on access, egress and coordinate deliveries to the venue/off site.
  • Planning for contingencies relating to fire, medical, natural causes and attack on Principal.
  • dentify and designate safe havens, escape routes, trauma centres and holding room for the venue.
  • Protocol and etiquette directives.

    Coordinate includes:
  • Principals instructions and preferences in preparation of protection assignment.
  • Manage the risk and resource ratio.
  • Assigned contingency and emergency coordinating functions.
  • Securing and controlling operational information.
  • Media access directives and liaison.
  • Briefing/De-briefing Close Protection Officers (CPOs).
  • Cordoning, searching and maintaining the sterility of a venue.
  • Handling of persons of stature with diplomacy.
  • Utilization, control and maintenance of protection equipment.
  • Venue operations centre activities according to prescribed procedure.
  • Enforcement of information security.
  • Record keeping of equipment issued and received.
  • Reporting on defects and maintenance of equipment.
  • Co-ordination and monitoring of communication networks.
  • Co-ordination and monitoring of electronic equipment/detectors/alarms.
  • Timeous and appropriate dissemination of information.
  • Application of administrative procedure/functions.
  • Relaying/attendance to enquiries/complaints.
  • Co-ordinating operational related activities.

    Measures include:
  • Standard operating procedures to cover possible emergencies which include but are not limited to fire, natural disasters, medical and attack on principal.
  • Monitoring and contain crowds.
  • Performing access and egress control.
  • Vet and search persons, vehicles and deliveries.
  • Internal and external searching of venues with specific reference to safety, explosive devices and surveillance devices.
  • Conducting counter surveillance.
  • Escorting of persons within the restricted premises/areas/venue.
  • Identification of improvised explosive components.
  • Identification and use of basic fire fighting equipment.

    Venue operations centre includes:
  • Permanent venue operations centre.
  • Temporary venue operations centre.
  • Mobile venue operations centre.

    Venue may include:
  • Residence permanently used by a principal.
  • Residence temporary used by a principal.
  • Office permanently used by a principal.
  • Office temporary used by a principal.
  • Other venue/facility used by the principal for an official purpose.
  • Other venue/facility used by the principal for a private purpose.

    Principles and procedures relating to:
  • Venue where the principal inevitably need to be present whilst being protected.
  • Emergency/non emergency incidents and procedures including evacuation.
  • Protection of assets through access and egress control.
  • Client relations.
  • Preparedness for lethal/non lethal confrontations within a static environment.
  • Lawful arresting and restraining techniques.
  • Search and seizure.
  • Observational techniques.
  • Counter surveillance techniques.
  • Law pertaining to persons and property.
  • Threat/risk assessment.
  • Physical security measures/equipment.
  • Security systems.
  • Rules of courtesy/protocol and etiquette.

    Current sections of the following Acts as amended:
  • Constitution, Chapter Two, Bill of Rights.
  • Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act 60 of 2000) sections dealing with storage and transport of firearms and ammunition as well as the carrying of firearms in a public place. Section dealing with firearm free zones.
  • Criminal Procedures Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977) sections dealing with search and seizure, arrest and restraining and use of force.
  • Regulation of Gatherings Act, 1993 (Act 205 of 1993) sections dealing with gatherings within the vicinity of official buildings and powers of South African Police Services.
  • Dangerous Weapons Act, 1968 (Act 71 of 1968) sections dealing with the prohibition of possession of dangerous weapons, firearms and certain other objects.
  • National Key Points Act, 1980 (Act 102 of 1980) sections dealing with identification of Key Points and prohibitions at Key Points.
  • PSIRA Act, 2001 (Act 56 of 2001) sections dealing with registration of close protection officers/security service providers, exemptions pertaining to close protection officers, code of conduct and relevant penalties.
  • Trespass Act, 1959 (Act 6 of 1959) sections dealing with prohibition of presence on land or in buildings in certain circumstances.
  • Control of Access to Public Premises and Vehicles Act, 1985 (Act 53 of 1985) sections dealing with access and exemptions of certain persons to public premises.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act 85 of 1993) sections dealing with general duties of employers and other persons, duty to inform, duties of employees in the workplace and duty not to interfere or misuse of safety equipment.

    Common Law principles pertaining to:
  • Common criminal law principles pertaining to private defense, necessity, sponteneous agency.
  • Moral and humanitarian considerations (proportionality of force).
  • Vicarious liability.
  • Civil liability.

    Standards and procedures relating to:
  • Minimum Information Security Standards (M.I.S.S).
  • Safety equipment (Personal Protection Equipment).
  • Venue specific standard operational procedures. 

  • 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 establishment and protection of a restricted venue. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in establishing and maintaining of protection at a restricted venue utilized by designated persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information related to the establishment, conducting and maintenance of protection at the restricted venue in a manner appropriate to operational needs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with confrontations/clients/public/official institutions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related security systems, tangible safeguarding and physical protection measures in that advance planning and establishing of these measures can physically and psychologically scare off possible intruders if effectively deployed within a total protection plan. 

    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 
    Possible resources required for assessment:
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • A suitable venue with blatant security deficiencies.
  • Visits to at least two (2) venues to inspect, examine and formulate a venue protection plan.
  • Basic access control equipment, metal detector (hand or walk through), two-way radio, suspicious parcel, visitors list.
  • Safety, search equipment and protective uniform/clothes.
  • Vehicle, object(s)/parcel(s) and willing person to be searched.
  • Venue operations centre registers.
  • Basic communications equipment/networks (must be sufficient to assess basic the principles).
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable classroom for theoretical assessments. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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.
     
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    2. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    4. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    5. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    6. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    7. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    8. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    9. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    10. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    11. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    12. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    13. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    14. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    15. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    16. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    17. MZANSI SECURITY 
    18. Nastec Cc 
    19. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    20. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    21. TENEX 
    22. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    23. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    24. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    25. Zenzele Training School Cc 



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