Firearm Competency and Licence Verification

In South Africa the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 regulates the possession of firearms by civilians. The possession of a firearm is conditional on a competency test and several other factors, including background checking of the applicant, inspection of an owner’s premises, and licensing of the weapon by the police. For companies who employ staff who are required to use a firearm; e.g. the security industry, the employer is required to verify that the employee has received the relevant training and has the relevant firearms license.