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View Unit : Monitor areas using CCTV systems

Unit
Unit Reference Number
R/601/9214
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Monitor areas using CCTV systems
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
24
Unit Credit Value
4
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.4 Public Services
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learners should demonstrate their competence through naturally occurring evidence

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to prepare to monitor areas using CCTV systems

1.1

Describe how current legislation impact on the use of CCTV systems, including:

• Data Protection Act

• Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

• Police and Criminal Evidence Act

• Serious Organised Crime and Police Act

• Criminal Procedures and Investigation Act

• Freedom of Information Act

• Human Rights Act

1.2

Check that the CCTV equipment is working properly, following organisation’s instructions and procedures

1.3

Adjust the CCTV equipment and system controls, including external lighting, to get the best performance

1.4

Investigate the system for any faults when performance is adversely affected

1.5

Describe what action to take if faults are found

1.6

Carry out media changeovers in a way that minimises recorder downtime

1.7

Organise the personal work area in order to comply with health and safety guidance relating to good ergonomic practice and the use of visual display units and to work efficiently and safely

1.8

Ensure the monitor screens are clean to maximise clarity of image

1.9

Complete the required records fully, clearly and within required timescales

2

Be able to monitor CCTV camera images and react to incidents

2.1

Use CCTV systems and equipment in line with operating instructions and within legal constraints

2.2

Identify activities or incidents that should be recorded, following the organisation’s instructions and guidelines

2.3

Use systems to their full operational ability to monitor and record incidents until no longer required to do so

2.4

Demonstrate how to prioritise multiple incidents in relation to their seriousness or to instructions

2.5

Interpret and report incidents promptly and clearly to the appropriate person

2.6

Demonstrate how to work with external agencies in a way that is effective and efficient

2.7

Maintain the confidentiality of information observed and recorded in line with relevant legislation and codes of practice

2.8

Complete incident logs accurately, clearly and within required timescales

2.9

Describe the local geography of the areas that are monitored

3

Be able to locate pre-determined targets using CCTV

3.1

Interpret information provided in order to select the most appropriate cameras and viewing areas

3.2

Describe the area of coverage of each camera in use

3.3

Describe the capabilities and limitations of systems and equipment in use

3.4

Search for and identify targets systematically and promptly

3.5

Use systems to achieve their best performance, including using real and time lapse recording

3.6

Adjust equipment and system controls to maintain the best image of targets

3.7

Modify search patterns to hold and track multiple targets

3.8

Interpret and report ongoing events to the appropriate person accurately and clearly

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