SIA investigators conducted random compliance checks on security operatives working at caravan parks in the Northumberland, North Tyneside and Durham areas on Tuesday evening [1 September]. By law, all door staff and security guards (working under contract) must have a Security Industry Authority licence, which must be displayed when working. 20 door staff and security guards were inspected and 19 individuals held valid SIA licences. One individual will be issued with warning letter for a Section 9 offence after failing to display their licence.
SIA Head of Investigation, Lucia Howland said: “It is encouraging that the majority of operatives checked were working with valid SIA licences. It is also reassuring for those living and holidaying in the sites, that trained and qualified professionals are protecting them.”