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Regulations on Training in Private Security Drawn Up

July 8, 2022

Department of Police

Draft Regulations on the training of security service providers in the private security industry have been drawn up.

The department of police published the Draft Regulations in Government Gazette 46649 for comment in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act.

The Draft Regulations aim to ensure that security service providers and prospective security service providers for different categories undergo quality and relevant security training.

They also aim to ensure that security trainers are registered and qualified to provide training and that training centres are registered and accredited.

The Draft Regulations focus on general provisions; security service providers specialised courses; qualifications for security service providers and requirements for training centres; training providers obligations and lapsing, withdrawal of accreditation and certificates; consequences of lapsing or withdrawal of certificates; and penal provisions.

In Notice 1129, the department published Draft Regulations on the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in the private security industry.

The Draft Regulations were drawn up in terms of the act.

They seek to determine the requirements and rules for security service providers operating and advertising RPAS for commercial purposes in the private security industry.

The Draft Regulations also aim to effectively control and monitor the use of RPAS in the private security industry and ensure that RPAS are being operated in a lawful manner.

The Draft Regulations set out the general functions of the authority pertaining to security service providers using RPAS to render security services.

Comment on both sets of Draft Regulations is invited within four weeks of the date of publication.