SIA New Document Checks

SIA New Document Checks?

The SIA is obliged to follow the identity document requirements of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which are set by the Home Office.

When will these changes come into effect?


These new rules will come into effect on 15 February 2019.

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Security Industry at Maximum Capacity


Security Industry at Maximum Capacity

Industry bodies have called for more support for the private security sector to combat the "diminishing numbers" of qualified personnel in the UK



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Security Insurance

What is security insurance?

If you’re a self-employed security guard or you run your own security company, business insurance can give you the back-up you need to do your job with confidence.

As a door supervisor, you spend your working life keeping places and people safe. But sometimes you may need protection yourself. Insurance for door supervisors has public liability cover at its core, which can step in if someone claims compensation from you for injury or damage. You can add other covers to your policy too, including cover for legal expenses or business equipment. Compare prices and policy details and get your door supervisor insurance sorted in minutes.

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Deadline extended Equality and Diversity questionnaire deadline extended

Deadline extended

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.

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Free Health and Safety Seminars

health and safety seminars

British Safety Council to Provide Free Health and Safety Seminars

On 11-13 March 2014, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), the British Safety Council, as well as exhibiting, will be providing a programme of free seminars on the latest developments in health, safety and environmental law, policy and practice.


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SIA Led Multi-Agency Operation

SIA Checks Licences Across West End

A targeted, multi-agency operation checking security licensing, visa offences and employee pay took place on Wednesday [22 January] across central London.

With the support of Crossrail Limited, investigators from the Security Industry Authority were joined by officers from the Metropolitan Police and officials from HM Revenue and Customs, and Home Office Immigration and Enforcement.

Jennie Granger

HMRC's Jennie Granger, Director General of Enforcement and Compliance, said:

"HMRC is pleased to work with our partner agencies to make sure that workers in the UK are paid what they're entitled to and pay any tax owed, creating a level playing field for employers and employees."


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Security Industry Authority Updates

Security Industry Authority - SIA Update

SIA Update, the Security Industry Authority's newsletter for people with an interest in the private security industry
  • In our April newsletter we promote the Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events. We also feature the case of a security director ordered to pay £300,000 from the proceeds of crime, and explain why you shouldn't wear your licence back-to-front.

  • In our March newsletter we remind you of the changes we are making to our Approved Contractor Scheme. We also feature an update on the Home Office review of the SIA and explain why we can suspend your licence.

  • In February's newsletter we share the results of our recent qualifications consultation. We also remind you of the standards of behaviour expected of security operatives and explain why you should follow the instructions in your 'Next Steps' message.

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