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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use security equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244176  Use security equipment 
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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12328  Use and maintain basic security equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to use security equipment in various situations. Learners will be able to understand when and how certain equipment may be used and under which conditions. Learners will also be able to ascertain whether the equipment is in working condition or whether it should be referred to a maintenance team. This unit standard will also enable learners to handle, store and handover security equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the safekeeping and storing of security equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use of security equipment.
  • Confirm the working condition of security equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons working in a security environment who have to use security equipment during the course of their duty. Equipment is used in accordance with its intended purpose, and maintained to ensure serviceability when needed during the course of duty.

    Security equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • PR 24 or Tonfa baton.
  • Straight baton.
  • Constraint apparatus.
  • Flashlights (rechargeable and battery operated).
  • Defensive sprays.
  • Two way radios.
  • Portable searching equipment.
  • Walk through metal detectors.
  • Body Armour.
  • Keys. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safekeeping and storing of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods in which security equipment is carried and worn are described to inform practical use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for receiving and returning security equipment in a working condition are described for hand over and take over purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storage methods of equipment are described for safekeeping purposes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the use of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of security equipment are described according to their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of security equipment is explained within a given situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safeguarding of security equipment is explained within the context of the safety of the user, general public and equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The use of security equipments may refer to but is not limited to handling and ensuring equipment is clean, used and carried according to prescribed methods.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Confirm the working condition of security equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security equipment is inspected in order to ascertain its working condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects in security equipment are identified to contribute towards the functionality of such equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures of dealing with and reporting on defective equipment are described with reference to potential consequences. 


    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.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Workplace policies and procedures regarding the use and maintenance of security equipment. 

  • 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 utilisation and functioning of security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of using and checking security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the use and functioning of security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others when using security equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the improper use and functioning of security equipment will have a negative impact on the security situation. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58577   National Certificate: General Security Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. 2000 SIMUNYE SECURITY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    2. 24/7 Security Services 
    3. ABAPHICOTHI SECURITY SOLUTIONS 
    4. ABONGILE MNYANDA TRADING CC T/A EKO KOBRA 
    5. ADVANCED RISK SOLUTIONS 10000 (PTY) LTD 
    6. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    7. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - BUNDU 
    8. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY - CURLEWS 
    9. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY ASM 
    10. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY MANYALETI 
    11. AIM TRAINING ACADEMY PHALABORWA 
    12. AKAF BODYGUARDS 
    13. AKHOLEKILE (PTY) LTD 
    14. ALUTE SA PTY LTD 
    15. ASIKHULUME SECURITY SERVICES 
    16. AVSCAN TRAINING PTY LTD BOKSBURG 
    17. BAKHOANA MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    18. BAMBILIZWE INVESTMENTS HOLDINGS 
    19. Bankam Security Services Cc 
    20. BEETEES CABS CC 
    21. BIGSCREEN SECURE SOLUTIONS 
    22. BITLINE SA 368 CC 
    23. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES 
    24. BOKAMOSO INSTITUTE OF SOUTH AFRICA 
    25. BOTHAKGA PROTECTION AND SECURITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 
    26. BRIGHTSTAR SECURITY SERVICE AND CLEANING CC 
    27. BTC TRAINING AFRICA PTY LTD 
    28. BULCOF SECURITY AND CLEANING SERVICES 
    29. C G S CORPORATE SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    30. CALVARY ENTERPRISE 
    31. CAVE SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    32. CHILLIE CHILD BUSINESS CONSULTING 22 CC 
    33. COLLINS SEBOLA FINANCIAL SERVICES (PTY) 
    34. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SAFETY AND SECURITY 
    35. DOGS AND ALL 
    36. DOUBLE OPTION TRADING 120 (PTY) LTD AND SECURITY TRAINING CENTRE 
    37. DYNAMIC ALTERNATIVES PTY LTD 
    38. E FOCUS ENTERPRISE (PTY) LTD 
    39. EEL PROTECTION SERVICES THEMBALUVHILO 
    40. EKHURHULENI SHOOTING AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    41. ELASON PRO-ACTIVE SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    42. EMC TRAINING AND CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    43. ENGIE SECURITY SERVICES TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE PTY LTD 
    44. FALCON FIREARM ACADEMY 
    45. FAST CATCH SECURITY AND TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    46. Fidelity Security Services 
    47. FIRMSTONE CONSULTING AND SECURITY ACADEMY 
    48. FORUM SEKURITEIT 
    49. GENESIS K9 GROUP (PTY) LTD 
    50. GINGIRIKANI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    51. HLAESEKANI SECURITY SERVICES 
    52. HLUMA SECURITY SERVICES 
    53. IJABA INTERGRATED SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    54. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    55. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEM Y 9PTY) LTD -DRBAN BRANCH 
    56. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    57. IMVULA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (PTY) LTD CAPE TOWN BRANCH 
    58. INGELOSI TRADING 192 CC 
    59. INSTITUTE FOR PERSONAL CLOSE PROTECTION 
    60. ISASA SECURITY TRAINING CC 
    61. ITO FOCUS PHOLE 
    62. JJM SECURITY 
    63. KEDISANG SECURITY 
    64. KNO SECURITY AND SUPPLY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    65. L AND L TRAINING 
    66. LAMS KWENA RESCUE 
    67. LEBZ PEKEDI CONSTRUCTION AND TRAIDING (PTY) LTD 
    68. Lesedi Security And Training Servic Es 
    69. LIFESHIELD HOME SECURITY AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    70. LUANAMETRADING ENTERPISE 
    71. LUFATINGE CONSTRUCTION AND GENERAL TRADING 
    72. MA SECURITY TRAINING AND PRIVATE INVESTIGATION 
    73. MABASO HOLDINGS 
    74. MADUNA PROTECTION SERVICES CC 
    75. MAHAMOTSA TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 
    76. MAS SAFE SECURITY CC 
    77. MASUTHA TRAINING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    78. MATIM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS 
    79. MATIMBA SAFETY AND SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    80. MAXIMUM NOTIONS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS CC 
    81. MBUDZANA DZANGA TRADERS CONSTRUCTION AND SECURITY 
    82. MIDRAND TRAINING ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    83. MILITES DEI SECURITY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    84. MILLCREEK TRADING CC 
    85. MISHO''S INVETMENTS 
    86. MJAYELI SECURITY (PTY) LTD 
    87. MMASEBKO TRAINING SECURITY CENTRE 
    88. MOKHOMO SECURITY 
    89. MOLAPO-MOTLE ENTERPRISES 
    90. MOLEMA GROUP HOLDINGS 
    91. MUSTEK UNLIMITED 
    92. NCEDA CLEANING AND SECURITY SERVICES 
    93. NDIVHUWO SECURITY TRAINING 
    94. NORTHERN GOURMET TRADERS AND SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    95. NS 64 BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    96. NU LAW FIREARMS COMPLIANCE 
    97. NYANDENI SECURITY SERVICES 
    98. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    99. PHUMLA MANGWENIS TRADING AND PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    100. PIROT SECURITY SERVICES 
    101. POSEIDAN SECURITY SERVICE PTY LTD 
    102. PROTEA COIN GROUP (ASSETS IN TRANSIT AND ARMED REACTION) 
    103. PROTOCOL K9 PTY LTD 
    104. Quiver Security Services Cc 
    105. RAMAZWI SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    106. RHODE RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES CC 
    107. RISENGASECURITY TRAINING SERVICES 
    108. ROMULA BUSINESS ENTERPRISES T/A SIYAFUNDA SECURITY ACADEMY 
    109. SA PROTECTION AND SECURITY UNIT (PTY) LTD 
    110. SAHO INVESTMENT CC 
    111. SAKHI'SIZWE SECURITY SERVICES CC 
    112. SCOTTIE PROJECTS 
    113. SEVENTH AVENUE TRADING 580 
    114. SHALUZA PROTECTION FORCE CC 
    115. SHAMARIAH SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    116. SILWAYIPHI CLEANING SECURITY SERVICES 
    117. SIPHEFU BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    118. SIRIUS RISK MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    119. SIT INVESTMENT HOLDINGS 
    120. SIVA SECURITY SERVICES 
    121. SIYANIVIKELA SECURITY SERVICES 
    122. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    123. SOLID PROTECTION SERVICES PTY LTD 
    124. SOUTH AFRICAN MARSHALL (PTY) LTD 
    125. SOUTH AFRICAN WING SECURITY CC 
    126. SSG Security Solutions Pty Ltd 
    127. STALLION LEARNING CENTRE PTY LTD 
    128. STALLION SECURITY PTY LTD WESTERN CAPE BRANCH 
    129. STAR PROFESSIONAL FIREARM TRAINING CENTRE CC 
    130. STRONG TRAINING ACADEMY THOHOYANDOU 
    131. TACKLE HOF TRADING 
    132. TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC SECURITY TRAINING 
    133. TACTICAL TASK FORCE AND TRAINING ACADEMY 
    134. TDP Enterprise and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    135. THE BTC GROUP 
    136. THE LADY BOSS SECURITY SERVICES 
    137. THINETI SECURITY AND TRAINING 
    138. THINGA SECURITY TRAINING SERVICES CC 
    139. THIZRAM 
    140. THREEWAY CONSULTING 
    141. TITANCE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
    142. TLOTSOPARTNERS 
    143. TRIPPLE THREAT SECURITY SERVICES PTY LTD 
    144. TSHITHIKHO SUPPLY AND SECURITY CC 
    145. TT ROS BUSINESS ENTERPRISE 
    146. TZANEEN TRAINING CENTRE LIMPOPO 
    147. VETARAN SECURITY SERVICES 
    148. Vexlozone (Pty) Ltd 
    149. VHUDIKI SECURITY AND GENERAL SUPPLIER 
    150. VIMTSIRE SECURITY AND PROTECTION SERVICESS C C 
    151. VITAL SKILLS CC 
    152. VUTHELA AFRICA SECURITY SERVICES 
    153. White Leopard Security 
    154. WILLSHIR TRADING 
    155. WISE GUY ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    156. XONE CONTROL ROOM MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 
    157. ZERO TOLERANCE SECURITY 
    158. ZEVOLI 9 PTY LTD 



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