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

Protect assets in transit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11512  Protect assets in transit 
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 4  NQF Level 04  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2006-11-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242836  Protect assets in transit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is to enable relevant personnel to secure and protect assets during collection, in-transit and delivery operations.

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

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for assets in transit protection duty.
  • Secure and protect assets during collection, in-transit and delivery operations.
  • React tactically to emergency incidents.
  • Conclude assets in transit operations for effective handover. 

  • 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 mathematics at NQF 3
  • Competent & licensed in terms of a professional drivers permit.
  • 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 relevant firearms in tactical, assets in transit, related incidents
  • Competently drive a vehicle according to the k53 standards 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for assets in transit protection duty. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Personal presentation must include:
  • Uniform; appearance; bearing; attitude, etc.

    Equipment & resources must include:
  • Relevant firearm(s); body armour; defence spray; communications equipment; road map; torch; armoured vehicle, disposable camera, etc.

    Fit for purpose must include:
  • Clean & in good working order.

    Work procedures must include:
  • As per client; employer, labour, legislation including statutory, insurance requirements, etc.

    Defined quality and output standards will be found in the employer's:
  • Work specifications, policies and procedures

    Operational requirements must include:
  • Irregularities; resources; equipment & personnel, emergency/immediate action drills & procedures, contingency plans, communications, intelligence, etc.

    Documentation must include:
  • Pocket book; transaction documentation; relevant firearm(s) permit/licence(s); drivers permit, operators permit, A.I.T run sheets, security vehicle name list, etc. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal presentation, equipment & resources are fit for purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work procedures & policies are available & current. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Orders and instructions confirm operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Documentation validates effective take-over. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Secure and protect assets during collection, in transit and delivery operations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Threat/risk assessment must include:
  • Techniques & principles of protection
  • Physical; guarding & electronic security systems
  • Suspect persons behaviour.
  • Telltale suspicious indicators.
  • Client security breaches.
  • Client disregard for good house keeping.
  • Collect & pass on info from community policing forums; media & informants.

    Client/public relations must include:
  • Vehicle security officer/client/emergency services/official institution personnel relations.
  • Dealing with difficult/extraordinary clients/public.

    Crime prevention information must include:
  • Security vehicle personnel observations
  • Crime tendency/statistics specific to responsible area
  • Liaison intervention from other security/official institution sources
  • Informant sources
  • Media sources 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Continued threat/risk assessment reports by security vehicle personnel confirm reconnaissance in area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Deployment of operational security vehicle personnel at collection and delivery points demonstrates knowledge and understanding of protective measures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Communicate with relevant role players at predetermined intervals/points to confirm safe progress throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Appropriate interpersonal skills ensure effective client/public relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Crime prevention information specific to security vehicle & security personnel is communicated timeously and confidentially to appropriate stakeholders. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    React tactically to emergency incidents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tactical reaction must include:
  • Tactical movement & approach:
  • Techniques on approaching, premises, buildings & rooms, by vehicle and/or on foot.
  • Techniques on tactically entering & moving inside premises, buildings & rooms.
  • Tactical use of lighting
  • Cover & concealment awareness
  • Firearm readiness

    Effective must include:
  • Minimise risk to loss of life/injury of public/client & risk to loss/damage to public/client assets by adhering to relevant workplace procedures.

    Confrontations must include:
    -Non-lethal
  • Challenge procedures.
  • Suspect control
  • Officer/client/public identification
    -Lethal.
  • Patterns of encounter
  • Rules of engagement.
  • Immediate action drills.
  • Officer attitudes.
  • Request back-up.
  • Tactical withdrawal procedures.

    Scene of incident must include:
  • Crime scenes
  • Hostage
  • Fire
  • Medical.

    Work procedures must be stipulated as per:
  • Client
  • Employer
  • Legislation
  • Industry standards.

    Victims of crime must include:
  • Direct victim
  • Indirect victim
  • Trauma

    Contingency plans must include:
  • Immediate action drills
  • Anything outside normal operating procedures

    Giving evidence and Court procedures must include:
  • Criminal court structures, form of address, lay-out and procedures
  • Legal aspects of giving evidence
  • Behaviour on the witness stand
  • Giving verbal evidence. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Immediate tactical reaction to emergency incidents confirms effective protection of security vehicle, content and security vehicle personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Subject to relevant procedures & legislation supervise emergency incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Lethal and non-lethal confrontation is dealt with in accordance with workplace procedures and private defence considerations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scene of emergency is preserved & contained as per work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Victims of criminal incidents are dealt with in accordance with laid down workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Emergency services and official institution liaison is actioned according to contingency plans & workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Court procedures and giving evidence are complied with and given in accordance with court protocol. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conclude assets in transit operations for effective handover. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Documentation must include:
  • Pocket book, transaction slips, firearm permit/licence, etc.

    Reports must include:
  • Verbal.
  • Written.

    Criminal/emergency activities/incidents must include:
  • Unlawful acts, theft, hijackings, etc.
  • Ambush points.
  • Medical emergency.
  • Fire emergency.
  • Traffic and or forced accidents, etc.

    Feedback must include:
  • Feedback against work procedures
  • Debrief from clients & official representatives.
  • Debrief to officer assuming duties. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documentation verifies effective hand-over as per work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Reports identify issues & concerns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reliable and accurate statistics gathered on possible and/or positive criminal/emergency activities/incidents observed are passed on and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Operational effectiveness is improved in response to feedback. 


    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/and any other body with whom a MOU was entered into 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 procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of advance & defensive driving skills.
  • A comprehensive understanding of anti hijacking skills.
  • 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 confrontations
  • A comprehensive understanding of physical security and technology
  • A comprehensive understanding of persons & property protection
  • A comprehensive understanding of observational techniques
  • A broad understanding of proactive & reactive crime prevention
  • A broad understanding of handling victims of crime
  • A broad understanding of threat/risk assessment 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to tactical assets in transit related confrontations and incidents. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that all requirements are met in achieving effective safeguarding of security vehicle, content and security vehicle personnel, through the immediate tactical reaction to emergency incidents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to crime prevention specific to security vehicle & security personnel and communicate such information timeously & confidentially to appropriate stakeholders. 

    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 continued threat/risk assessments by vehicle security personnel will ensure proactive crime prevention for individuals and the community as a whole. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242836 which is 'Protect assets in transit', level 4, 9 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    Legal
  • 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 Road Traffic Act
  • Applicable sections of the SIRA act 56/2001.
  • Private defence
  • Moral & humanitarian considerations (proportionality)
  • Continuum of force
  • Vicarious liability
  • Civil liability

    Context Specific
  • Training provider user manuals
  • Specifications, company operational agreements 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.
  • Armoured vehicle.
  • 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.
     
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