The Personal Safety Business Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) has revealed its annual report for 2019/2020, displaying a rise within the variety of registered safety officers in South Africa.
The report exhibits that there at the moment are 2,495,899 registered safety officers throughout the nation, with slightly below 1,000,000 in Gauteng alone. The nation has a complete of 10,298 registered safety enterprise.
This is a rise of greater than 100,000 registered officers in comparison with the identical interval final yr (2019: 2,395,794).
The vast majority of the registered safety officers are male (1,682,840), nevertheless, the variety of feminine safety officers has steadily elevated over the previous couple of years, reaching a brand new excessive of 813,059 this yr.
The under graphic exhibits the place these safety officers are registered throughout the nation.
Being a registered safety officer doesn’t equate to employment, and PSIRA’s information exhibits that far fewer safety officers are actively employed (548,642).
Nevertheless, this quantity has additionally steadily elevated over the previous 5 years, with a rise additionally seen within the variety of employed safety officers (122,954).
The annual report doesn’t point out how a lot the nation’s safety officers are paid – doubtless as a result of it differs based mostly on the area, employer and kind of safety work.
Nevertheless, a round issued by the authority in 2019 serves to align the business with modifications made to the nationwide minimal wage and gives a baseline for the minimal that safety officers may be paid.
The present minimal wage ranges from R4,160 – R5,558 a month relying on their position and the geographical space they work in. This works out to an annual wage of between R50,000 – R66,700.
Nevertheless, it needs to be famous that it is a minimal baseline wage and that guards can earn considerably extra relying on which safety firm they work for.
Personal safety officers in South Africa are paid in line with the roles and duties they’ve. Guards are subsequently graded between A and E based mostly on the kind of responsibility they carry out.
|Grade A||Main operate would usually be a website supervisor or commander. Controlling and managing a lot of features. Managing the safety workforce. Conducting threat assessments and evaluations on website day by day. Fundamental investigative expertise. Drawback-solving. Designing safety options.|
|Grade B||Main operate is entry management in high-risk areas the place documentation and fundamental laptop expertise may be required. A website or shift commander. Managing of decrease grade safety officers. Doable inspector doing website visits.|
|Grade C||Main operate is entry management of a better threat space and supervision of decrease grade safety officers|
|Grade D & E||Main operate is entry management, or patrol officers|
Pay is additional separated into regional areas, with extra densely populated areas sometimes paying increased quantities.
|Areas 1 & Space 2||Alberton, Bellville, Benoni, Boksburg, Bloemfontein, Brakpan, Camperdown, Chatsworth, Durban, East London, Germiston, Goodwood, Inanda, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, Krugersdorp, Kuils River, Mitchell’s Plain, Nigel, Oberholzer, Paarl, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort, Sasolburg, Simon’s City, Somerset West, Springs, Stellenbosch, Strand, The Cape, Uitenhage, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Westonaria, Wonderboom and Wynberg|
|Space 3||All different areas|
The speed of pay differs throughout South Africa within the following brackets.
|Safety Officer||Areas 1 & 2||Space 3|
|Grade A||R5 558||R4 613|
|Grade B||R4 981||R4 198|
|Grade C, D & E||R4 377||R4 160|
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