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

Provide close protection of designated persons 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11510  Provide close protection of 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  40 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
244319  Provide close protection to designated persons whilst in transit  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable relevant personnel who are tasked with the protection of designated person(s) (principal), to provide protection to such person(s) (principal) against harmful threats whilst in transit, on foot or at a venue.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

Person credited with this unit will be able to:
  • Ascertain the principals brief and risk profile.
  • Plan the transit/foot/venue protection operation of a principal.
  • Protect a principal during transit/foot/venue movement.
  • Terminate and review the protection operation. 

  • 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 04.
  • Competently drive a vehicle according to the k53 standards
  • Understand the relevant legislation required for the lawful possession and use of relevant firearms
  • Handle relevant firearm safely
  • Operate, use and maintain relevant firearm
  • Shoot relevant firearm competently
  • Use of firearms in tactical duty related situations 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The unit standard applies to the protection of designated persons against harmful threats, whether physical or electronic, direct and indirect. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Ascertain the principal's brief and risk profile. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Principal must include:
  • Designated person or persons to be protected.

    Brief must include:
  • Principals instruction in preparation of protection assignment.

    Ascertain must include:
  • Determine/confirm factual correctness.

    Relevant information must include:
  • Personal details
  • Next of kin
  • Medical, etc.

    Itinerary must include:
  • Travel arrangements, scheduled appointments, venues, etc.

    Movement must include:
  • The activity of moving or transferring from one venue to another.

    Venue must include:
  • Appointed meeting place for an event, also means place locality.

    Portfolio must include:
  • Documented records, written typed or electronically stored.

    Threats must include:
  • Specific threats
  • None specific threats.

    Threat Assessment must include:
  • Validate and analyse information regarding threats.
  • Estimate threat probability and impact.
  • Categorise risk level.
  • Low Risk.
  • Medium Risk.
  • High Risk.
  • Extremely High Risk. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Principals portfolio contains his/her/their relevant information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principals portfolio contains itinerary of scheduled movements and events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Principals portfolio contains relevant information regarding threats to the principal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Principals portfolio verifies conducting of threat assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Principals portfolio verifies principals risk level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the transit/foot/venue protection operation of a principal. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documented instruction must include:
  • Responsibility to plan operation.
  • Level of Authority.
  • Scope of operation.

    Protection must include:
  • In transit protection
  • On foot protection
  • Venue protection.

    Operational plan details, overall operational requirements and procedures, must include:
  • Human resources
  • Logistical resources
  • Budget/Financial resources.
  • Transport arrangements.
  • Accommodation arrangements.
  • Operational command structure, control measures and procedures.
  • Operational communication methods and procedures.
  • Operational contingency and emergency measures and procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documentation verifies tasking of responsibility to plan the protection operation of the principal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Documentation verifies compilation of protection operation plan based on principal's brief and risk profile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources required are calculated and designated in planning to sufficiently meet operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Contingencies and emergencies with a high likelihood are listed and appropriately planned for. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Protect a principal during transit/foot/venue movement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Advance reconnaissance must include:
  • Physical inspection of venue/route/area.

    Information gathering must include:
  • Investigation
  • Interviewing /questioning
  • Venue layout (maps, floor plans, photographs, description of topographical features etc.)
  • Existing physical and electronic security measures and procedures at venue.
  • Hazards and or threats at or against venue.

    Documented must include:
  • Recorded in writing, typing or electronically
    Operational command structure and control must include:
  • Command structure and control measures and procedures are implemented and adhered to as per venue operational plan.
  • Effective communication is established as per venue operational plan.

    Transit/foot/venue protection plan must include:
  • Timeous advance reconnaissance of the venue/route/area.
  • Timeous liaison with relevant authorities stakeholders.
  • Existing and additional physical and electronic security measures and procedures required to protect principal at/on the venue/route/area.
  • Existing and additional contingency and emergency measures and procedures required to protect the principal at/on the venue/route/area.

    Communication methods & procedures at/on the venue/route/area must include:
  • Voice procedures
  • Call signs
  • Type of net, etc.

    Operational order of events for the venue/route/area must include:
  • Ground
  • Situation
  • Mission
  • Execution
  • Service Support
  • Command and signals

    Responsibilities & tasks of team protecting the venue/route/area must include:
  • Protection Advance Party
  • Residential Security Team
  • Counter Surveillance Team
  • Counter Sniper Team
  • Resource requirements for protecting the principal at the venue/route/area.
  • Operational command structure and control measures for protecting the principal at the venue/route/area.

    Operational command and structure must include:
  • Command/control room requirements
    Maps Of Area.
    Telephone Numbers (Emergency Services, On and Off Duty Protection Personnel, Other Security Services, Key Corporate Personnel).
    Logs (Keys, Vehicle, Personnel)
    Checklists (Advance and Route Reconnaissance, searches).
    Emergency Plans.
    Principals itinerary.
    Spare Keys.
    First Aid equipment.
    Search Equipment.
    Firearms and Ammunition.
    Radios, Telephones, Cellular Telephones, Pagers and Chargers.
    Telephone Directories.
    Fire Extinguisher.
    CCTV Monitors or Portable Alarm Monitors.
    Toilet Facilities.
    Refreshments.

    Fit for purpose must include:
  • Suitable clean and in working order:

    Searching must include:
  • A building for a threat
    Angling Technique - minimise exposure to threat.
    Room Entry Methods
    Ability to engage threat with firearm.
    Unsecured areas are covered.
  • A room for any surreptitious devices (bugs and IEDs)
  • Floor.
  • Walls.
  • Ceiling.
  • Furniture.
  • Appliances.
  • Adjacent and surrounding areas.
  • Electronically

    Verification must include:
  • Inspection
  • Testing.

    Relevant protection techniques must include:
  • In transit
    Protective escort techniques:
  • Defensive Driving.
  • Offensive Driving.
  • Evasive Driving.
    Convoy/motorcade procedures.

    Protective transit formations and formations:
    Embuss and debuss drills.
    2,3 &,4 vehicle formations.
    Immediate action drills:
  • Engage in arcs
  • Provide cover for principal(s)
  • Evacuate principal(s)
  • On foot
    Protective foot formations.
  • Counter Surveillance Team
  • Restraint and suspect control

    Contingencies and emergencies must include:
  • Power failures
  • Fire
  • Medical.
  • Physical attack/threat on or to principal or venue or vehicles.
  • Explosive.
  • Sniper.
  • Ambush.
  • Close quarter attack.
  • Threat from sabotage.
  • Threat from surveillance. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Advance reconnaissance is conducted timeously and relevant information is gathered and documented in the transit/foot/venue protection plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Transit/foot/venue operational command structure and control is established as per relevant operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources are presented to be fit for purpose as per relevant operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Venue/route/area is sterilized by searching it to identify and neutralize hazards and threats, according to relevant operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Existing and additional contingency and emergency measures are physically verified, as per relevant operational plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Transit/foot/venue protection is conducted by means of relevant protection techniques, as per relevant operational plan and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Contingencies and emergencies are actioned as per relevant operational plans and immediate action drills. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Terminate and review protection operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Feedback must include:
  • Verbal
  • Written
  • Recorded

    Equipment must include:
  • Logistical, transport, medical, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Debriefing confirms the absence of threat during the protection operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Procedures are reviewed and refined, as per feedback received. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment and resources are checked and returned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Responsibility is handed over to following shift. 


    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 the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of emergency/non emergency incidents & procedures.
  • A comprehensive understanding of tactical movement & approach techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation.
  • A comprehensive understanding of client relations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of dealing with lethal/non lethal confrontations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of physical security and technology.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Lawful Arresting & restraining techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of search & seizure.
  • A comprehensive understanding of persons & property protection
  • A comprehensive understanding of observational techniques.
  • A comprehensive understanding of counter surveillance techniques.
  • A broad understanding of crime/incident scenes.
  • A broad understanding of operating effectively within a specified control room environment.
  • A broad understanding of handling victims of crime.
  • A broad understanding of electronic security.
  • A broad understanding of threat/risk assessment 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the relevant protection operation of the principal(s). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a close protection team/group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all requirements are met in achieving effective venue/transit/foot protection of designated persons. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the principals portfolio to conduct a overall threat assessment. 

    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 systems in that advance reconnaissance is conducted timeously and relevant information is gathered and documented to provide a integrated protection plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244319, which is Provide close protection to designated persons whilst in transit, Level 5, 15 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

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

    Legal:
  • Applicable sections of the Firearms Control Act 60/2000.
  • Applicable section of the Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
  • Applicable section of the Regulation of Gatherings Act, 1993.
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of the Road Traffic Act
  • Applicable sections of the SIRA act 56/2001.
  • Private defence
  • Moral & humanitarian considerations (proportionality)
  • Continuum of force
  • Vicarious liability
  • Civil liability
  • M.I.S.S (Minimum Information security standards)

    Site Specific:
  • Standard Operational procedures
  • The employer`s work specifications, and policies and procedures

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • First aid/fire fighting equipment.
  • Vehicles.
  • Criterion referenced assessment instructions/tools.
  • A suitable venue: workplace and classroom.
  • Relevant shooting range.
  • Shooting exercise order.
  • Tools, equipment and materials for mock-up and/or range set up.
  • Drill rounds and replica firearms
  • Relevant Firearms, magazines and ammunition.
  • Holsters and magazine pouches.
  • Firearm cleaning equipment
  • Relevant shooting range standing orders. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22491   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  SAS SETA 
    Elective  48865   National Diploma: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  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.
     
    1. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    2. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    3. RONIN PROTECTION SERVICES 



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