There are a number of streets in Norwood where residents have employed the services of security guards. Many of these street guards in Norwood are NOT registered with PSIRA, which is illegal. Letâ€™s get them legal!
The Norwood Community Police Forum has arranged training for all guards who do not have the required PSIRA Level E qualification. Due to limited response to the previous PSIRA Level E training last month, we postponed the training to the end of this month. The training will now take place on the Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May.
Anyone interested in attending the training MUST complete and hand in the application form to attend the training (see attached document) AND pay the fee of R250 into the NCPF bank account (details on the application form) BEFORE the 26th May.
It is the responsibility of every attendee to make sure that they have completed ALL the requirements listed in the checklist (see attached document) BEFORE the 28th May.
Attendees must be at the Norwood SAPS Barracks Blue Room at 8am on the day that they have signed up to do the training. The course will be done in 1 day which will include an open book test.Therefore, attendees must sign up to attend either the training on either Saturday 29th May or Sunday 30th May 2010. Each training day can accommodate 25 persons. Therefore we will be able to train 50 prospective guards over the weekend! If there is a higher demand then we will schedule further training sessions.
The training will start at 08h00 and will end at 17h00 on each day, Saturday and Sunday. This training will ensure that your guards come out with a PSIRA Level E qualification.
Please find attached the two forms which will need to be completed prior to a prospective guard being accepted to the training.
- The first is a registration form that we need for our records and must be completed by the sponsor. A sponsor is defined as a representative of the employing company or an allocated resident residing in the street where the guard is performing services. Please ensure that the details on this form have been correctly completed with applicable contact details of the sponsor listed under section 2 entitled â€œEmployer detailsâ€.
- The other is the fingerprint form that is required by PSIRA in order to perform the necessary criminal background check on the person. The fingerprints can be done at the Norwood Police Station.
Please note the requirements which need be done prior to attending the training (also see checklist attached):
- All guards need to have a fingerprint criminal record check by SAPS. The applicant needs to have at least applied for a police clearance certificate prior to the training. This can be done at the Norwood Police Station.
- Only South African citizens holding a valid ID document are only allowed to perform security guard services
- All prospective guards must arrive at the Norwood SAPS Barracks at 08h00 on the morning of the training to ensure they have all the below documentation / requirements:
- A colour passport sized ID Photograph, please note there is NO facility at the Police Station to do photographs they must be done before hand
o A certified copy of their green South African ID books, they must also bring their ID book along for a double check to be conducted at the venue
o If they have their police clearance certificate they must bring the original document along with them, if not they must at least have proof that they have applied for the clearance
o Each guard need to also come to the training with a copy of the EFT bank transfer before being accepted to the training. No cash payments will be accepted at the training venue.
PSIRA requirements that will be covered during the training:
- All street guards need to be registered with PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority) www.psira.co.za, the respective forms in relation to registration with PSIRA will be completed at the training session together with the trainer Mr. Frik Snymann of Nu-Law Academy.
All guards need to have completed a Level E training qualification by a registered PSIRA training academy. Nu-Law Academy is a registered PSIRA training organization
All guards need to complete PSIRA-1 Application form, which will be onsite during the training session
All guards need to pay an application fee once off: R48.10, this amount is included in the R250 training fee.
All guards need to pay a monthly fee to PSIRA via their salary/employer of: R7.98, this amount will need to be paid directly by the guard in question once registration has taken place with PSIRA.
Please ensure the following is done by 26th May:
The sponsor must complete the attached documents and email back the application to attend and the proof of payment.
Please advise which date either 29 or 30 May 2010 would be preferable. We will contact you and confirm the date. Please note first come first served, there are only 25 seats per training session!
Please scan in either PDF or JPEG format a copy of the payment / deposit slip and use the Guards ID number as reference, e-mail it back to us, there is no fax facility. We will cross check our bank account and pay the trainer accordingly. We will not be accepting prospective guards who have not made the funds transfer.
Please ensure the your prospective guard has everything with him / her on the attached checklist.
The prospective guard MUST arrive at the Norwood Police Station Barracks at 08h00, please do not be late!
If the prospective guards name is not on the training register for that day they will not be allowed into the training session, we cannot be held responsible with incomplete documentation or guards from other areas showing up wanting a free ride.
Deadline for registrations is Wednesday 26 May 2010.
For any further queries please:
Visit the NCPF website (www.ncpf.co.za).
Call the NCPF phone (078 014 2387) and leave a message if you would like us to call you back.