The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has extended the deadline for licence holders to complete an Equality and Diversity questionnaire. The survey will help the SIA understand the experiences of those working in the private security industry, in areas of equality and diversity. The survey is now open until Wednesday 8 April, and is aimed at…Details
The Security Industry Authority [SIA] has started the revocation process for 129 SIA licences that are linked to alleged training and qualification malpractice. The revocations relate to training malpractice at Ashley Commerce College, in Ilford, East London, and qualifications obtained fraudulently from awarding body Industry Qualifications (IQ). The licences being revoked cover Door Supervision and…Details
Yesterday [13 May] at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court, a former security director was sentenced to a 16 week custodial sentence, ordered to pay £10,000 in costs, and was disqualified from being a company director for five years. Wayne Tunstall (33) of Field Lane, Crewe, Cheshire, was found guilty of four offences under the Private…Details
In February, the Security Industry Authority announced that it will be making changes to modernise the licensing system and to streamline processes. Towards the end of 2015, the SIA will be launching new online services that will improve the information available to applicants and businesses, speed up the application process, and improve the service that…Details
More than 150 checks on security staff working across South Yorkshire as part of a multi-agency operation found the majority were complying with the law.
Operation Hydrus was carried out by the Security Industry Authority and South Yorkshire Police with support from the charity Crimestoppers on Friday [01 March].
The SIA has today launched its new online e-Renewals service for security companies. The service allows security businesses to renew Security Industry Authority licences, or apply for additional licences, on behalf of their staff. This will simplify the licence application process and help companies to ensure that their employees remain licensed. If a licence holder…Details
On Tuesday, at Cardiff Crown Court, a security company director and consultant to a security business were found guilty of falsely claiming to be part of the Security Industry Authority run Approved Contractor Scheme. Dean Campisi, 32, of Alpha Place, Port Talbot and Stephen Bosher, 51, of Longford Road, Neath, claimed security company Secure Serve…Details
A Northamptonshire security director has been ordered to pay £2,400 and sentenced to a 250 hour community punishment order after pleading guilty of working illegally.
Ian Matthew Taylor, 39, ran Shadow Protection Services Ltd, supplying door staff to venues in the Wellingborough area.
Since February this year, anyone renewing an SIA Door Supervision licence with a qualification from before June 2010 must also hold the Up-skilling for Door Supervisors award, or alternatively renew to a Security Guarding licence.
From 6 April 2015, all regulated security businesses will need to hold an SIA business licence. The Home Office has been working with the SIA on the introduction of business licensing. Home Office Ministers have publicly stated their commitment to the regulatory reforms and the introduction of business regulation; which will help create a fair…Details