Security Industry Questions
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Security Industry Questions
The roles are as follows; Security Guarding, Door Supervision, Public space surveillance (CCTV), Close protection, Cash and valuables in transit, Immobilisation, restriction and removal of vehicles and Key holding.
You the individual are responsible for gaining a license. You will break the law if you work in the Security industry without a licence. Your Employer will also be breaking the law if they employ unlicensed staff.
Yes some Companies have been fined as much as £140,000.
If you are carrying out a manned security guarding activity that does not fall directly into the roles of Door Supervision, Close Protection, Cash and Valuables in Transit or Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) then you require a Security Guarding licence.
If your manned guarding activities are in relation to licensed premises then you will need a Door Supervision licence.
Yes, since April 2010 it is illegal to work as an in-house Door Supervisor without a licence.
To apply for a Door Supervision licence you must hold a Level 2 qualification in Door Supervision.
Yes, Door Supervision training now has 4 Modules, these are 1. Working in the Private Security Industry (Core / Mandatory Unit). 2. Working as a Door Supervisor. 3. Conflict Management for the Private Security Industry. 4. Physical Intervention Skills for the Private Security Industry.
No, at the moment if you are licensed you do not need to update your training qualification, however this is still currently under review by the Home Office and new changes will be released in Autumn 2010.
Yes, as long as you have gained that qualification less than 3 years ago you can still apply for the license. However new regulations for Door Supervision come into full effect at the end of August 2010.
At the moment no you will not be required to retrain, however the Home Office is currently reviewing this and will be releasing information in Autumn 2010.
No, you do not need any previous security experience to attend this course.
Yes, if it is seen as a non deliberate mistake then the SIA see this as a minor discression but if they think this is being carried out deliberately they treat this very seriously indeed. The SIA stated that as this is a licensed industry this would be the same as a haulage company running out of HGV qualified drivers and just putting car drivers behind the wheel of their trucks.
You must hold this licence if during your manned guarding duties you use CCTV equipment to monitor the activities of a member of the public or ID a particular person. This includes the use of a CCTV system to record images onto non-CCTV equipment.
You must hold a Level 2 qualification in Public Space Surveillance (CCTV) before applying for a licence.
No, at this stage you will not need to re-train.
Yes, from 1 April 2010, when you attend the course you will complete 3 modules in: 1. Working in the Private Security Industry (Core / Mandatory Module). 2. Working As a CCTV Operator. 3. Practical use of CCTV systems. Each module will be assessed by an means of a written exam, the last module being a practical assessment.
No, you do not need any previous experience to complete this course; our experienced trainers will guide you through the whole course from start to finish.
No, you can apply for your licence as soon as you have been informed you have successfully completed the training.
Yes, all our trainers are fully qualified to deliver security training as per the SIA requirements of a Security Trainer and each have their sector competency.