June 14, 2016

Changes to SIA licensing services

One of the main duties of the SIA is the compulsory licensing of individuals working in specific sectors of the private security industry. If currently, SIA accepts paper or phone applications, a new licensing system will be introduced in July 2016. Under the new system ...

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May 11, 2015

Security and disabled people

In an ideal world, security staff would only follow instructions and act in a suitable way relying on appropriate training. However, in the real world, they need to use their own judgement, as there are often situations that come out of the patterns explained in ...

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March 17, 2015

Are security staffs legally obliged to give their SIA number on request?

One of the main duties of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the compulsory licensing of individuals working in specific sectors of the private security industry. Once granted a licence by the SIA, the holder must wear the badge so that it can be seen ...

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October 23, 2014

SFS in top 25

Security Industry Authority (SIA) was initiated in April 2003, to regulate people and companies working in security industry. At present, individuals working in security must hold a licence issued by SIA, but companies do not require a licence to operate in this industry. Business licensing ...

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September 26, 2014

Is ‘laughing gas’ a security concern?

Nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ is a legal drug that becomes popular amongst young people, due to its effects similar to those of hard drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. Inhaled from party balloons, ‘laughing gas’ creates hallucinations and a sense of ...

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