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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide protection to designated persons whilst embussing or debussing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244334  Provide protection to designated persons whilst embussing or debussing 
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  10 
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 equip learners with the skills to plan for the protection and protect designated persons against harm during the period of transition from transit protection to protection on foot and vice versa. Specific competencies are needed to ensure protection during dangerous phases such as the embus and debus phase. Learners will assess transition areas and manage risks to the designated person. They will also be equipped to conclude transition duties related to embussing and debussing.

Persons credited with this unit will be competent in:
  • Planning and securing a transition area earmarked for the arrival and or departure of the principal.
  • Managing the principal's risk while in transition.
  • Concluding transition duties. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication 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". 

  • 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and secure a transition area earmarked for the arrival and/or departure of the principal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arrangements necessary to secure a transition area are implemented in line with the risk profile. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Arrangements may include but are not limited to:
  • In-house security, access, crowd management and advance team deployment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Situational awareness and readiness is explained in terms of the risks associated with the transition phase and threat profile. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Situational awareness and readiness refers to but is not limited to assessment of body language and crowd dynamics.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage the principal's risk while in transition. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Transition refers to the activity between transit environment and static environment or vice versa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transition environment is assessed in order to make decisions regarding arrival and departure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Environment refers to physical, crowd, weather, high ground domination and or convoy readiness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources are allocated and actions taken in accordance with the embus and debus plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Situational awareness is demonstrated in order to identify any influencing factors on the safety and security of the transition area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Immediate action drills are selected and demonstrated in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Immediate action drills refers to immediate action drills within the close protection environment such as evacuation or retaliation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Role-players are identified in terms of their roles and responsibilities within the transition area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Instructions are interpreted in order to understand duties in area of responsibility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instructions may refer to but is not limited to instructions contained in the risk profile and instructions from team leaders.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude transition duties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transition is assessed in order to determine whether the transition is concluded to determine next action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Actions refer to static or transit actions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transition actions are reviewed for future purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of debriefing is explained to inform future transition activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A debriefing is conducted in line with a given situation. 


    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:
  • Collating, determining/confirming factual correctness of arrival/departure.
  • Relevant threat protective information gained to date on the transition area.
  • Confirmation of arrival/appointment particulars (time, place, contact person, etc).
  • Confirmation of departure particulars (time, place, etc).
  • Liaison and communication between transit and static coordinators.
  • Erecting necessary tangible cover/physical barriers/electronic equipment.
  • Define roles of the advance team, in-house security and pedestrian escort section.

    Secure includes:
  • Liaison with in-house security to manage crowds.
  • Arrangements to monitor and control crowds/media.
  • Manning of physical barriers.
  • Patrol transition area and immediate vicinity.
  • Management of distractions.
  • A situational and tactical awareness process.
  • Dominating/securing high ground.
  • Conducting passive searching for potential ambush and improvised explosive devices (suspicious objects).

    Transition Area includes:
  • Evacuation routes.
  • High ground.
  • Vulnerable acre at the arrival/departure site.
  • Available cover.

    Arrival/Departure environments may include:
  • Helicopter landing zone.
  • Airport apron.
  • Harbour quay.
  • Train platform.
  • Very important persons drop zones.
  • Sidewalk.

    Manage risk includes:
  • Transition of responsibility between transit, pedestrian escort and/or advance teams.
  • Determine arc's observation and interception.
  • Coordinate embus/debus plan.
  • Situational and tactical awareness process within the transition area.
  • Integrated response to attacks within the transition area.
  • Pedestrian escort section (PES) deployment.
  • Responsibility of drivers.
  • PES formation and functions at arrival.
  • Basic guidelines for transition phase.

    Current sections of the following Acts as amended:
  • Constitution, Chapter Two, Bill of Rights.
  • Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996) sections dealing with inconsiderate driving and failure to obey road traffic signs.
  • 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 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 and delineation of property borders.
  • 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 and delineation of property borders.
  • 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 relevant pedestrian protection of the principal. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with other role-players in providing pedestrian protection to the principal. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving effective pedestrian protection of designated persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information related to the principal's transition from pedestrian to motorcade protection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with role-players in providing pedestrian protection to the principal. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in which the principal's transition from static to transit is required. 

    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:
  • Safety and search equipment and protective uniform/clothes.
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • One and two car convoys should be used.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue, roadway, workplace and classroom. 

  • 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.
     
    1. AIM TRAINING 
    2. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    3. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY CAMP SKUKUZA 
    4. BAGATLAMEDI SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    5. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    6. DWANDZANI PROJECTS CC 
    7. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    8. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    9. EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    10. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    11. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    12. G4s Secure Solutions Sa Pty Ltd1 
    13. Hadassah Security Consultants Cc 
    14. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    15. Inkwe Sekuriteit Bk 
    16. IPELENG RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTY LTD 
    17. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    18. MZANSI SECURITY 
    19. Nastec Cc 
    20. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 
    21. SPECIAL ASSET PROTECTION SERVICES KRAAIFONTEIN 
    22. TENEX 
    23. TRIOTIC PROTECTION SERVICES CC TSHWANE 
    24. TSU PROTECTION SERVICES 
    25. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    26. Zenzele Training School Cc 



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