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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Handle a dog to deter crime and for protection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11495  Handle a dog to deter crime and for protection 
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  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2007-06-14  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-06-14   2011-06-14  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243190  Handle a trained service dog to deter crime  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Persons credited with this unit standard will be capable of ensuring effective and appropriate application of a dog capable of reacting to the handler`s commands and protecting the handler to ensure effective protection of people and assets. A person credited with this unit standard is able to utilise the dog to deter crime and protect the handler.
Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person accredited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare a trained service dog for guarding duties.
  • Utilize the trained service dog for guarding duties.
  • Conduct post-guarding responsibilities with regards to the trained service dog. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills, attitude and/or equivalent:
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language and mathematical skills at NQF level 01. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is applicable to persons that as part of their duties are required to utilize a dog to deter crime and protect the handler. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare a trained service dog for guarding duties. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment must include:
  • Leash, slip collar or collar.

    Serviceable must include:
  • no defects, in good working order

    Dogs must include:
  • Dogs with the attributes of working dogs with regards to temperament, maturity, height and size. Basic obedience on leash. Capable of protecting the handler under various threatening circumstances e.g. not gun or stick shy.

    Examination must include:
  • Physical examination of the dog by the handler, for irregularities with regards to the dogs well being.
    irregularities with regards to the dogs well being
    Identification must include:
  • Microchip, tattoo physical attributes or markings irregularities with regards to the dogs well being

    Hazards must include:
  • Anything that is likely to cause injury to the dog e.g. congested areas, traffic, chemicals, heat, obstacles, perimeters. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment is serviceable to carry out tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Dog is examined to ensure identification, health and fitness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Handler considers signs of mental and physical stress with regards to the dog in the specific operational environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operational environment is inspected for hazards that are detrimental to the guard dog's well being. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information/briefing before commencement of duties confirms operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Handler ensures that the dog is capable of performing its duties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Utilise the trained service dog for guarding duties. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Controls must include:
  • Dog reacts to handlers physical and/or verbal commands.

    Conditions must include:
  • Questioning and escorting of suspects, Patrolling in pedestrian free, controlled pedestrian and uncontrolled pedestrian areas.

    Welfare must include:
  • Watering points, shelter from adverse weather conditions, responding to injuries. Duration of shifts according to environmental conditions, condition of the dog, workplace procedures and regulations.

    Safety precautions must include:
  • Handler is to ensure that the dog does not injure innocent members of the public.

    Interpersonal skills must include:
  • Communication, professional attitude etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Handler controls the dog to perform the specific duties at all times and under various conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Handler attends to the welfare of the dog on site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Safety precautions are adhered to in respect of authorised personnel and members of the public. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Handler utilises the dog with regards to legal requirements and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The dog's indications are observed and reacted upon by the handler accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Patrol techniques with dogs are conducted in a manner that maximizes the use of the dog's natural senses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Appropriate interpersonal skills are applied to ensure effective customer relations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct post-guarding responsibilities with regard to the trained service dog. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Reports must include:
  • Verbal or written.

    Perform must include:
  • Reacting to the handler's commands and protecting the handler to ensure effective protection of people and assets. For example: indicate the presence of an intruder, not gun or stick shy. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The dog's welfare is catered for after completion of the shift. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reports are completed according to site-specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Handler reports on the ability of the dog to perform its duties correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Improvements to working procedures are recommended to the supervisor. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the POSLEC SETA ETQA/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into by SAQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the POSLEC ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the POSLEC SETA ETQA/ and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to all Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • An understanding of caring for the welfare of a service dogs.
  • An understanding of equipment utilized to carry out tasks.
  • An understanding of safety precautions whilst handling a dog.
  • An understanding of adaptation: Dog & Handler/Dog & Environment
  • An understanding of factors influencing the dog`s performance.
  • An understanding of patrol techniques with regards to dog.
  • An understanding of immediate action drills according to procedures
  • An understanding of materials and substances hazardous to the dog.
  • An understanding of commands to control the dog.
  • An understanding of wind sent
  • An understanding of search techniques and procedures with regards to utilizing a dog.
  • An understanding of Powers of arrest
  • An understanding of use of force
  • An understanding of implications of wrong arrest
  • An understanding of report writing
  • An understanding of handing over and taking over responsibilities
  • An understanding of grooming and examination of dog
  • An understanding of dog identification systems
  • An understanding of utilization of the dog`s natural capabilities. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to operational environmental hazards that are detrimental to the guard dog`s well being. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all requirements are met in controlling the dog to perform specific duties safely at all times and under various conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the legal requirements and workplace procedures with regards to utilising a dog. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that the handler considers signs of mental and physical stress with regards to the dog in the specific operational environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243190, which is "Handle a trained service dog for protection", Level 3, 8 credits.

    This unit standard will be replaced by unit standard 243190, which is , Level 3, 8 credits, as soon as 243190 is registered.

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    LEGAL
  • Applicable sections of the Occupational Health and safety Act 85/1993.
  • Performing Animals Protection Act 24 of 1935
  • APA 71 of 1962
  • Health and Safety Act 63 of 1977
  • Applicable sections of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of the Trespass act

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

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • Dogs and equipment.
  • Kennels.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Vehicle to transport dogs.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: 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
    Elective  22490   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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