Ofqual takes action over potential risks posed to private security industry qualifications

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) has issued a comprehensive 28-page report entitled ‘Licence-Linked Qualifications Used in the Private Security Industry’ outlining the actions that the qualifications Regulator for England and Wales has...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Women in Security Awards 2016: Security Industry Authority issues Call for Nominations

The Women in Security Awards were initiated back in 2013 to celebrate and recognise the accomplishments and contributions realised by females working within the private security business sector and, indeed, the wider security community. The Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016

“Significant and lifelong contributions” to the security sector recognised by BSIA Chairman’s Awards

Individuals and teams have been presented with prestigious British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Chairman’s Awards to celebrate the significant contributions they’ve made towards the ongoing success of the UK’s private security business sector. Personally selected by...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016

Paramount Monitoring and Response Ltd director and manager found guilty of deploying unlicensed security officers

On Friday 22 April at Nottingham Magistrates Court, James Turner was found guilty of providing unlicensed security officers and other offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Turner was the operations manager at Paramount Monitoring and Response Ltd. The director,...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016

Detailed UK Home Office review of Security Industry Authority’s “form and function” begins

All non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) such as the Security Industry Authority (SIA) are subject to periodic substantive reviews (known until recently as Triennial Reviews). The review of the SIA begins on 11 January and is being undertaken as part of the Government’s...
Posted On 11 Jan 2016

Industry Forum takes centre stage at SIA’s Stakeholder Conference 2015

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting its annual Stakeholder Conference on Wednesday 18 November at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews in central London. Bookings for the event close on Thursday 13 November. The scheduled agenda will include presentations...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
A new Code of Practice to help companies carry out safe and legal security searches has been published by the British Security Industry Association

BSIA publishes all-new Code of Practice for Security Searches

A new Code of Practice designed to help companies carry out safe and legal security searches has been published by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the trade body representing the UK’s private security industry.                       Intended for use on a...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
Jason Sprenger: CEO at HABC

New suite of SIA-linked security qualifications devised for Scotland

A new suite of security qualifications specific to Scotland has been launched by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) for those learners hoping to become licensed security operatives operating in the private sector. The introduction of the new qualifications comes in...
Posted On 19 Feb 2015
The SIA Licence Cards will be updated to include new and enhanced security features

Security Industry Authority “modernising and improving” licensing services for individuals and businesses

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has stated that it’s “continually improving” the services it delivers to the private security industry. As part of these improvements, the SIA is “modernising” its licensing systems and “developing new...
Posted On 18 Feb 2015

Secure transition to civilian life

With 2014 marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, the long-term impact of war and conflict on those fighting at the front line has once more become part of the nation’s collective consciousness. Trevor Elliott discusses the career challenges often faced by those...
Posted On 10 Dec 2014