Thursday, 24 March 2016

Do ALL Security guards need an SIA licence?

Or are some exempt?

Liverpool City Council Enforcement Officers acting as security guards at last night's Council meeting, seem to think they are exempt.

I thought that:

Anyone working in the security industry providing contract security services and in limited cases in-house security services would require a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.

Difference between in-house and contract security

In-house refers to providing security services with company's own funds, staff and resources as opposed to services being out sourced or contracted out to another company.

Sectors requiring a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence:

Key holders - under contract
Security Guarding - under contract
Security Consultants - under contract
Door Supervisors - under contract and in-house
Vehicle Immobilising - under contract and in-house



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