WATERS FIREARM TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE CC 2004/013915/23
T/A

FIREARM COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT 
AND TRAINING CENTRE

SASSETA Accreditation No. 051916517747: SAPS Accreditation No.4000202

BEE status: 100% Procurement Recognition Certificate #EME L4/SdK 2012/05/03/01
V.A.T. Reg No. 4600211355

 

Home | About the Law | Unit Standards | Branches | Contact Us | Photo Gallery | Pricelist | Distance learning

 Training resource material | Security companies

 

Security Companies

A license to possess a firearm for business purposes is issued to a Security Service Provider

in terms of section 20 (2) (a) of the FCA. Security Companies issuing company owned firearms

licensed in terms of this section may only issue firearms to a Security Officer that is the holder

of a competency certificate and must also amongst others comply with the provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations, 2004.

The following relevant sections are highlighted for ease of reference

Regulation 21(2) (s) (vii), (viii) & (ix).

 

21 (2) “If the holder of a license to possess a firearm for business purposes is a security company, that security company may, in addition to the requirements of section 20(5)(b) of the Act and the conditions in sub regulation (1)(a) and (b), only provide a firearm if –“

 

(s) “The security company issuing firearms to security officers employed by it –“

 

(vii)  “ensure that security officers issued with firearms are properly assessed, which does not include psychological or psychiatric testing, at least every 24 months or within a shorter period as may be reasonably necessary in the circumstances, to verify that they do not suffer from any condition that would render their continued possession of a firearm and ammunition as posing an unreasonable risk to any person”

 

(viii) “ensure that the security officers that are issued with firearms, undergo at least one proper practical training session, at the cost of the security company, at least every 12 months, or within a shorter period as may be reasonably necessary in the circumstances, in the proper and safe handling and use of the relevant firearm and ammunition”

 

(ix) “ensure that the security officers that are issued with firearms attend at least one briefing session, at the cost of the security company every 12 months, or within a shorter period as may be reasonably necessary in the circumstances, during which they are properly informed of the relevant legal principles, rules and procedures and of their legal duties regarding the possession, carrying, safe custody and use of firearms issued to them”

 

Please note the following:-

(3) A license issued in terms of this section must specify the business purpose in respect of which it is used

(4) A firearm in respect of which a license was issued in terms of this section may only be used as specified in the license (this by implication means that only firearms that are licensed in terms of section (2) (b) may be utilized for training purposes)