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.
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.
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.
Preparedness for lethal/non lethal confrontations within a static environment.
Lawful arresting and restraining techniques.
Search and seizure.
Counter surveillance techniques.
Law pertaining to persons and property.
Physical security measures/equipment.
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).
Standards and procedures relating to:
Minimum Information Security Standards (M.I.S.S).
Safety equipment (Personal Protection Equipment).
Venue specific standard operational procedures.