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View Unit : Control a guard dog under operational conditions

Unit
Unit Reference Number
H/601/9198
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Control a guard dog under operational conditions
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
30
Unit Credit Value
5
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 patrol designated areas with a guard dog

1.1

Control guard dogs using recognised words and gestures of command

1.2

Demonstrate how to keep the guard dog under control at all times

1.3

Carry out patrols in line with legislation and instructions in a way that makes best use of the dog’s natural senses

1.4

Recognise and report to the appropriate person any potential hazards to the dog

1.5

Take prompt and appropriate action when the dog’s reactions indicate a possible threat to security

1.6

Recognise and respond to changes that could affect the effectiveness of patrolling with a guard dog

1.7

Describe how changes in weather conditions, light levels and other environmental conditions can affect guard dogs’ senses

2

Be able to control entry to premises whilst handling a guard dog

2.1

State the organisation’s policies, procedures and instructions to be followed when controlling entry to premises and searching premises with a guard dog

2.2

Demonstrate how to ensure that the dog is securely restrained when it is not being used operationally

2.3

Take prompt and appropriate action when the dog’s reactions indicate possible unauthorised entry

2.4

Respond to unauthorised entry in line with instructions and in a way that makes best use of the dog

2.5

Reassure other people of their safety as appropriate

3

Be able to apprehend suspects with the aid of a guard dog

3.1

State the current relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and guidelines relating to apprehending people suspected of committing an offence with the aid of a guard dog, including:

• criminal damage

• offences against people

• vagrancy

• public order

• misuse of drugs

3.2

Describe the implications of wrongful arrest

3.3

Describe when and how to use reasonable force to apprehend suspects

3.4

Follow all normal and lawful procedures related to apprehending suspects, particularly relating to using a guard dog

3.5

Apprehend suspects in line with instructions and codes of practice taking due regard to personal safety and that of the dog

3.6

Explain why it is important to preserve evidence and record accurate details at the time a suspect is apprehended

3.7

Identify which authorities have to be informed that a suspect has been apprehended and how to contact them

3.8

Report the apprehending of a suspect to the relevant authority as soon as practicable

4

Be able to deal with incidents caused by guard dogs

4.1

Maintain appropriate distances between the dog and other people at all times

4.2

Describe the injuries that can be caused by dogs and where to get help to treat the injured person

4.3

Bring the guard dog under control promptly and safely after the incident

4.4

Take prompt and effective action to prevent any attack by the dog

4.5

Report the situation promptly to the appropriate person when a guard dog escapes

4.6

Report the action of the guard dog fully and as soon as practicable to the appropriate person after it has caused an injury

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