Checks Find Pub Managers Without SIA Licences – But High Compliance Among Door Staff

David Ward – Protecting our businesses from Cyber attacks In his blog for infologue David Ward, CEO at Ward Security discusses the importance of cyber awareness & why integrating physical and cyber security is crucial Read on »
UK OSPAs Winners Announced The UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Royal Lancaster in central London on 28th February 2019, with over 450 security professionals attending. Read on »
An Interview with Ken Palmer, Founder of CIS Security Ken Palmer, Founder of CIS Security reflects on how the security industry has developed over the past 50 Years; from SIA Licencing to the current political climate Read on »
Friday, 22 March 2019

Checks Find Pub Managers Without SIA Licences – But High Compliance Among Door Staff

Three pub managers without the mandatory SIA licence were found to be unlawfully employing door staff during checks in Scunthorpe on Friday [20 Feb]. 18 licensed premises were visited by the SIA, Humberside Police and North Lincolnshire Council as part of an operation to check that staff at the venues held SIA licences. By law, all door staff must hold a frontline SIA licence and display this while working. If they are employed directly by a venue as staff member, rather than through a contractor, the manager must hold a non-frontline licence. Of the 38 individuals checked, all of the door staff had valid SIA licences. However, three bar managers are to be dealt with by police as they were found to be employing in-house door staff without holding the necessary non-frontline licence.

Jackie Munn, an SIA Head of Investigation said: “It is very encouraging to see that all door staff checked in Scunthorpe were properly SIA licensed, showing awareness of the requirements aimed at protecting the public. “However, venue managers must understand that if they employ door security staff in-house, not only must the door staff be licensed, the manager must also hold their own non-frontline licence.”

SIA Website

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Interconnective Security Products