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

Operate advance security equipment and interpret information gathered in the use thereof 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12329  Operate advance security equipment and interpret information gathered in the use thereof 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2008-11-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

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 
This unit standard is for personnel to operate Advance Security Equipment and interpret information gathered when such Advance Security Equipment is used.

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:
  • Verify functionality and load/start up advance security equipment.
  • Monitor and interpret signals/data/information received and/or displayed/captured from advance security equipment.
  • React to received/displayed/captured data/signals/information from advance security equipment.
  • Shut/close down advance security equipment correctly and safely. 

  • 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 NQF 03 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who competently operate advance security equipment and interpret information gathered when such advance security equipment is used. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify functionality and load/start up advance security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documented testing, in accordance with manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures, verifies functionality and reliability of advance security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Advance security equipment is checked to ensure it meets the necessary safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant calibration of advance security equipment is conducted in accordance with manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Faulty equipment identified and steps taken to rectify the situation/condition according to manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Workstation/area/equipment is prepared in accordance with manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures, for effective load/start up of advance security equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and interpret signals/data/information received. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor and interpret signals/data/information received and/or displayed/captured from advance security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Monitored signals, data and/or information are identified correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Signals, data and/or information are assessed as to level of priority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Signals, data and/or information are actioned correctly to relevant role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Signals, data and/or information are downloaded/captured regularly in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    React to received/displayed/captured data/signals/information from advance security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate interpersonal skills ensure effective client relationships. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety of relevant role players is ensured through effective communication skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Efficiency of actioning process is ensured by competent operator communication skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Outcomes in accordance with workplace procedures are recorded in detail. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Shut/close down advance security equipment correctly and safely. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Work procedures must include:
  • Rules, regulations and procedures

    Functional and reliable must include:
  • Serviceable.
  • Consistent
  • Calibrated
  • Fit for purpose.

    Advance security equipment must include:
  • Arch way metal detectors (AMD)
  • X-ray screening devices (i.e. Line scan, etc.)
  • Substance detection devices.
  • Security scanning devices
  • Alarm monitoring systems
  • Electronic and digital surveillance equipment
  • Night sight optical equipment.
  • Automated ticket equipment
  • Digital CCTV monitoring systems, etc.

    Relevant role players must include:
  • Management
  • Client
  • Security personnel
  • Emergency services
  • Official and statutory Institutions personnel.

    Recording of outcome must include:
  • Permanent recording/storing of information 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Shut/close down advance security equipment in accordance with manufacturers specifications, workplace procedures and with regards to best safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Document and submit all relevant reports for final data capturing/storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Transferring of orders and instructions to the next shift ensures effective completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Debriefing on faulty equipment identified during the present shift, improves operational effectiveness through proper maintenance and/or repairs in accordance with manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures. 


    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 SETA 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 
    Refer to the Specific Outcomes and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard and specifically:
  • A comprehensive understanding of operating, maintenance and testing procedures for advance security equipment.
  • A comprehensive understanding of identify faulty advance security equipment.
  • An understanding of basic keyboard/pad/control panel skills. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to faulty advance security equipment and take necessary steps to rectify the situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one`s activities so that the workstation is prepared for effective load/start up of advance security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the monitoring of signals, data and/or information received from advance security equipment and enable the correct interpretation and actioning thereof to relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with relevant role players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that signals and information are assessed as to the correct level of priority. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are
    LEGAL
  • Applicable sections of the Criminal Procedures Act, 1977.
  • Applicable sections of the Regulation of Gatherings Act, 1993.
  • Applicable sections of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108/1996)
  • Applicable sections of the Dangerous Weapons Act.
  • Applicable sections of the Health and Safety Act.
  • Moral & humanitarian considerations (proportionality)
  • Vicarious liability
  • Civil liability

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

    Resources required for Assessment:
  • Safety equipment and protective uniform/clothes
  • Relevant advance security equipment
  • Communications equipment.
  • Necessary administrative and stationary issue.
  • 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  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 


    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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