The SIA has changed the qualifications needed for an SIA licence and is now consulting on top-up training for SIA-licensed door supervisors and security officers.
FM Matters reported that: “The SIA has developed top-up training to make sure current door supervisor and security guarding licence holders have the same basic skills and knowledge as new entrants achieving the updated qualifications.
“From October 2021, door supervisors and security officers will need to complete top-up training before they renew their licence.
“The SIA is inviting stakeholders to have their say and to take part in the consultation which will continue until 25 September 2020.”
Tony Holyland, head of quality and standards for the SIA, said: “The new licence-linked qualifications will better equip operatives to work in the private security industry. They reflect what we have learned from extensive industry consultation and engagement.”
“By introducing this top-up training, we will be bringing the skills of existing licence holders up-to-date. Our aim is to improve the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of security operatives such that they can do their jobs more effectively. This will help to improve community safety and protect the public in the UK.”
“A key element of our role as the regulator is to work with the industry to raise standards in private security. The new requirements will help us to achieve this aim.”