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View Unit : Carry out searches of vehicles for unauthorised items

Unit
Unit Reference Number
F/601/9211
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Carry out searches of vehicles for unauthorised items
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
15
Unit Credit Value
2
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.4 Public Services
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to control entry and exit of vehicles

1.1

Give reasons why access by vehicles should be controlled

1.2

Communicate with all occupants of vehicles in a professional and courteous manner

1.3

Confirm the identity of all occupants, their reason for entry and the vehicle details

1.4

Control the issue of passes, permits to work and vehicle access in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures

1.5

Promptly notify appropriate persons who need to know of the entry of vehicles

1.6

Give clear directions to permitted parking areas, and other information required by the organisation’s policies and procedures

1.7

Confirm driver’s authority for the removal of items from premises where this is required in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures

1.8

Complete the required visit documentation in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures

2

Be able to search vehicles for unauthorised items

2.1

State the frequency and pattern of vehicle searches required by the organisation’s policies and procedures

2.2

List the unauthorised items that should be looked for during searches

2.3

Identify the possible hiding places in different types of vehicle

2.4

Confirm the reasons for the search have been understood by the vehicle occupants

2.5

Demonstrate how to establish consent to search the vehicle before starting the search

2.6

Identify the possible reactions to the request to submit to a search and how to deal with them

2.7

Describe the action to be taken in the event of a vehicle’s occupants refusing consent to search

2.8

State the procedures and instructions to be followed when searching vehicles, including:

• methods of searching different types of vehicle

• when witnesses should be present

• different types of search, including entry and exit

• the implications of carrying out searches incorrectly

• the differences between random and specific

2.9

Demonstrate how to search a vehicle effectively whilst maintaining personal health, safety and welfare

2.10

Demonstrate the correct use of equipment to search vehicles effectively and efficiently

3

Be able to respond to finding unauthorised items

3.1

Describe the actions that should be taken when unauthorised items are found which are within the limits of personal responsibility and authority

3.2

Identify unauthorised items found during searches of vehicles

3.3

Ask the driver in a professional and courteous manner to explain the possession of unauthorised items

3.4

Demonstrate how to securely retain unauthorised items found during a search as potential evidence, in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures

3.5

Take appropriate action to deal with people suspected of having unauthorised items when this, following site instructions and approved policies and procedures

3.6

Record and report the details relating to searches to the appropriate person clearly, accurately and within required timescales

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