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SIA releases proposed mandatory Code of Conduct draft and launches consultation
On Thursday, January 9th, the Security Industry Authority launched a consultation into the draft code of conduct that they are preparing which will affect all license holders and applicants moving forward. In order to ensure that they are able to build an encompassing code that has wide support in the industry, the SIA is inviting license holders and security industry stakeholders to voice their opinions by taking part in a consultation survey. You ca...
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The Security Industry Authority December 2019 Update is out.

The Security Industry Authority has released it's 2019 December Update. The file below is a quick and easy to read PDF which includes links to various media that are attached to the update. The file is 100% safe and quick to download.

The December update covers:

SIA news

  • Season’s greetin...
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Unlicensed security director pleads guilty to charges

On Monday 2nd of December at Cwmbran Magistrates Court, Nicholas Seabrook plead guilty to operating as an unlicensed security director and failing to provide information to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Between the 6th of August 2018 and the 13th of July 2019 ran NPS Security in Wales without obtaining the necessary license. Mr. Seabrook made bail while awaiting a full investigation in...

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Security industry Authority launches campaign to reduce workplace violence

On November 25th 2019, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced a new campaign to address violence against security staff and to promote safe working environments for licensed individuals.

Call #SaferWorkplaces, the campaign aims to encourage security staff to report acts of violence against them while also pushing employers to take a more active role in maintaining a safe...

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SIA to require mandatory First Aid Training for new license holders.
While not yet formally announced, the SIA has confirmed that from April 1st 2020, all new license holders will be required to undertake mandatory First Aid training. While this is only currently affecting new applicants, it is expected that this will be extended to all existing badge holders in the near future. This news has been welcomed by those in the industry with several approved trainers hailing the move as a solid step forward in raising standards....
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Unlicensed security company owner pleads guilty and claims that it was “just a hobby”.

On the 17th October 2019, James Barnett of Swindon, the director of Gold Shield Group ltd and its’ three subsidiaries, said that his security business was “just a hobby” as was investigated, and later convicted, for working without a license.

Barnett also pleaded guilty to failing to respond to information requests by the Security Industry Authority, despite the requests be...

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Security company owner ordered to pay £70,000 following fraud conviction.

In December 2018, Steven Nixon from Portadown, who was the owner of Eventsafe Security Ltd at the time, was given a nine month custodial sentence for fraud, and a further three months for supplying unlicensed security operative. Both sentences were suspended for three years with an additional 100 hours of unpaid Community service.

Nixon, who has just finished serving a 4 month jail sentence...

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Proceeds of Crime order handed down to convicted Shropshire Security company boss.

As a result of a ‘proceeds of crime’ hearing, the imprisoned former owner of a security business located in Shropshire, was ordered to pay £ 3,608.21.

The former owner of Showtime Security Guards, Matthew Davies and a former director, Maria Francis, both appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court last Friday (Oct 4th). Matthew Davies has been disqualified as a Director and has been ...

“Phantom” security boss who failed to pay staff guilty of 22 counts of fraud
A security boss who ran seven companies under four different identities has been found guilty of defrauding security operatives who worked for him. John Gaines, 72, of Leamington Spa, was found guilty of 22 charges of fraud at Warwick Crown Court on Monday 30 September. Gaines employed Security Industry Authority (SIA) licensed security guards at a number of locations, including construction sites belonging to Heathrow Airport and Tesco. In many cases he...
SIA teams carry out annual licence check blitz in Leicestershire

Last Wednesday (25 September) the Security Industry Authority (SIA) carried out licence inspections across key venues in Leicestershire. All of the licences inspected by the 16 teams from the SIA's Partnerships and Interventions unit were legitimate.

The SIA inspected 65 venues throughout Leicestershire, including the city of Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby-de-la-...

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