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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage physical security risks during branch operations in a banking environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7224  Manage physical security risks during branch operations in a banking environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Banking and Micro Finance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
BANKSETA - Banking Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
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 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 intended for people who are responsible to ensure that safety and security procedures are adhered to during the opening, operating and closing of the branch. Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify and monitor physical security during the opening, operating and closing of the branch, maintain and monitor security equipment, identify and implement procedures to minimise physical security risks. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Persons attempting this unit standard should have knowledge of physical security risk aspects and an in depth understanding of Banking Operations. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Physical security includes but is not limited to personnel, alarms, external environment, access to the branch, security guards. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Identify and monitor physical security risks when 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify and monitor physical security risks when opening, operating and closing the branch. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
8. External environment activities are monitored regularly to ensure early detection of any irregularities. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Irregular activities include but are not limited to riots, strikes, construction, suspicious people.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
1. The branch is opened and closed under dual control as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
2. All internal and external entrance and exits are checked daily to ensure early detection of possible security risks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
3. The premises is searched and secured by the security guard, before allowing access to staff when opening the branch in the morning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
4. Entrance and exit to the branch is always conducted through the front doors of the branch as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
5. Utilisation of the security guard is monitored on a regular basis to ensure safeguarding of the branch as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
6. All persons requiring access to the branch are scanned as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
7. Alarm systems are activated after hours as per company specific requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Maintain and monitor security equipment. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Security equipment includes but is not limited to alarm system, time delay units, and security access booth, drop safes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Bi-lock access doors are permanently functional during business hours as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Panic buttons are easily accessed in the event of an emergency according to company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Security CCTV cameras are correctly positioned on possible security risk areas as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All CCTV camera videotapes are regularly changed and stored as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. All staff are trained in the operating procedures of security equipment as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. All serviceable security equipment is checked on a daily basis to ensure correct working order as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Defaults on serviceable security equipment are immediately reported as per company specific requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Control and implement procedures to minimise security risks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
3. Dual control is maintained at all times when appropriate as per company specific requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dual control includes but is not limited to strongrooms, safes, key registers.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
1. All staff are made aware of possible security risks as per company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
2. Possible security risks identified are immediately reported to higher authority as per company specific Guidelines. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. 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.

3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Have knowledge and understanding of company security policy.
    - Have knowledge and understanding of the contractual agreements with security companies.
    - Have knowledge and understanding of the Code of Banking Practice. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems when managing physical security risks during branch operations, ensuring all possible areas of risk are identified and monitored to minimise potential losses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others by reporting defaults on serviceable security equipment promptly to relevant authority, ensuring correct working order at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage his/her own activities to allow sufficient time for regular changing and checking of CCTV cameras, to ensure that all possible irregular activities can be detected and actioned promptly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, Analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to contractual agreements with security companies, ensuring all possible diversions can be rectified to minimise potential security breaches. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when straining staff in the operating procedures of security equipment, ensuring human error is minimised. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively when maintaining and monitoring security equipment ensuring all alarm systems, CCTV cameras, panic buttons, bi-lock access doors and other electronic equipment functions optimally, thereby monitoring security risks effectively at all times. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


    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. Absa Learning & Development 
    2. Bidvest Bank 
    3. Chartall Business College 
    4. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
    6. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
    7. Nedbank Ltd 
    8. The Facilitation Workshop 



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