What is Regulation 21 Training – Refresher training?
Regulation 21 of the Firearms Control Act 2000 (Act 60 of 2000) states:
Regulation 21 (viii). Ensure that the security officers 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.
Regulation 21 (s) (ix). Ensure that the security officers 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 and ammunition issued to them.
Chapter 3 Section 14. of FCA 2000 states:(8) The training and practical test for dealers, manufacturers, gunsmiths, security officers or other persons who use firearms in the course of their business as contemplated in section 9(2)(s) of the Act, must comply with the requirements of the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995) read with the Skills Development Act, 1998 (Act No. 97 of 1998).
Every security officer who works with a firearm must attend a refresher course at least once a year at an accredited training provider, based on the Unit Standards for Handle and Use a (relevant firearm) for business purposes. It is expected of you to successfully complete the qualification shoots in the relevant Unit Standards for business purposes.