What is PSiRA grade E?


PSIRA E-Grade (SASSETA E – Patrol Security Officer) This course introduces individuals to the Private Security Industry and provides knowledge of what is expected to uphold the Law as Security Officers. In particular, a Patrol Security Officer would acquire the skills to: Use security equipment

PSIRA GRADES E-A

Guardian Maritime Defense Pty Ltd (“GMDSA”) only recruits South African Citizens who are registered under the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) of South Africa and, who holds the necessary security Grading required to act as security guards.

GMDSA has to be registered with the PSIRA of South Africa to legally operate as a Private Security Services Company (PSSC). Registration implies that:

  • All Directors, Managers and Employees must have undergone training at an accredited Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) training Centre in South Africa to enable them to perform any security related functions in/outside South Africa,
  • Personnel must begin at the Minimum Grade of “E” and work their way up through the grading process to the required grade, Grade “A” being the highest achievable grade.

As per GMDSAs’ Company structure the Directors, Department Chiefs, Department Managers and Security Officers must all hold a Grade “A” PSIRA qualification and must be registered at PSIRA.

All other personnel recruited as Passenger Vessel Security Crew must be registered at PSIRA and have a minimum D-Grade.

The following tables describe what PSIRA gradings A to E courses entail:

QualificationCourse DescriptionCourse DurationCourse LocationCourse Content
PSIRA E-Grade (SASSETA E – Patrol Security Officer)This course introduces individuals to the Private Security Industry and provides knowledge of what is expected to uphold the Law as Security Officers. In particular, a Patrol Security Officer would acquire the skills to:Use security equipmentConduct a security patrol in area of responsibilityHandle complaints and problemsPerform hand over and take over responsibilitiesGive evidence in courtApply legal aspects in a security environmentPerform basic fire fightingCarry out basic first aid treatment in the workplaceExplain the requirements for becoming a security service provider5 DaysRed Security Training Centre, Cape Town, South AfricaPersonal HygieneOccupational SafetyPublic RelationsRole & Function of SecurityExplosive devices & FirearmsDisciplineBasic Self DefenceUse of Fire ExtinguishersRadio / Telephone communicationBasic Legal AspectsIndustrial Relations
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