July 08, 2014

New Proof of Age Card

The Licensing Act 2003 sets out a series of objectives which a licensing authority is required to promote. These are: Prevention of crime and disorder Public safety Prevention of public nuisance Protection of children from harm ‘Protection of children from harm’ includes preventing the sale and supply ...

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May 16, 2014

Watch out for concealed weapons

Believe it or not, violence has declined over long stretches of time, and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. However, we still live in a very violent society, as violence (distinct from power, force, or strength) continues to exist in ...

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April 23, 2014

Business Licensing postponed

If previously SIA announced that business licences will be implemented from 7 April 2014, Home Office has now communicated a revised business licensing roll-out timetable. However, this creates confusion not only about the open for business date, but also about the whole business licensing idea.  Firstly, the ...

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March 21, 2014

New style photocard DVLA driving licence introduced last month

Young people have always been keen to experiment and test their boundaries, but alcohol misuse brings health risks. Since 2010, when local authorities imposed that all premises to have in place an age verification policy, door supervisors and staff who serve alcohol are taking age verification much ...

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February 27, 2014

The importance of a comprehensive in-house training

While SIA was seen as the external force that could fix the industry’s problems, there are situations where security workers hesitate, despite of the initial training undertaken. Most of the experienced door supervisors, close protection officers or security guards have learned their job from support provided by ...

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