Security Industry Authority

Common SIA Misconceptions

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom. On their website, you can see that they have two clear objectives:

We have two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.

While the goal of …Read More

SIA Door Supervisors

The Importance of Employing SIA Door Supervisors

In order to keep the peace and ensure everyone has an enjoyable night out, most pubs and clubs will employ door supervisors. However, it is a criminal offence to undertake the licensable activities of a door supervisor without an SIA licence.

The SIA (Security Industry Authority) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry, which reports to the Home Secretary. It covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, …Read More