Article: NEW DOOR SUPERVISOR LICENCES COME INTO EFFECT
Articles / April 2004

Click here to download this article as a PDF file (.pdf) ARTICLE: HEALTH & SAFETY Live concert industry New door supervisor licences come into effect: The PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY ACT 2001. The Private Security Industry (Regulations) 2004. Ben Challis Variation in the quality of regulation and licensing of the private security industry in the United Kingdom and a small but noticeable criminal element within the industry led to the passing of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (the Act) and the creation of the Security Industry Authority (the SIA) which has the remit to regulate and licence the private security industry in England and Wales. The SIA aims to ensure that there are professional, trained and qualified door staff working at all licensed pubs and clubs. An estimated 85,000 door supervisors and staff now have to or will have to have a SIA licence to work in licensed premises (as defined under the Licensing Act1964). The Act defines a door supervisor as those whose work is limited to licensed premises and includes guarding against unauthorised access or occupation or against outbreaks of disorder or screening the suitability of people entering premises when they are open to the public. The door supervisor licences are…