Monday, 3 December 2012

SIA announces February date for mandatory PI training

Following the decision in March to make PI training a mandatory requirement on licence renewal for all door supervisors who trained before the new qualification was introduced in June 2010, the SIA has now confirmed that this will take effect from 4th February 2013.

Only door supervisors with older pre-June 2010 qualifications will need to take the new award, as the content is included in the newer post-June 2010 qualification. Since June 2010, a stand-alone physical intervention unit has been available for door supervisors with the older qualifications if they wished to undertake this element. Any door supervisor with the older qualification that have already undertaken the additional physical intervention training will not need to repeat this, but will need to complete the self-study workbook and have it signed by a tutor.Upskilling For Door Supervisors

Friday, 9 November 2012

SIA Approved Contractor

Knightguard Ltd currently holds SIA Approved Contractor Scheme
(ACS) for the provision of Security Guarding, Door Supervision and  Public Space Surveillance (CCTV). The objective of the SIA’s ACS scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act. There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders. Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law (unless we have withdrawn the company’s authority to deploy staff whose licence applications are pending, which can be via the public Register of Approved Contractors).