SIA License

The Security Industry Authority (SIA), is an organisation that regulates the private security industry in the UK. It acts as a non-departmental public body and is instrumental in the upkeep of compliance in the security industry.

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What is a SIA License?

The SIA provides two different types of licence. Each of these perform an important role in regulating those within the security industry.

The first type is for individuals working in the industry and this allows them to carry out important jobs. Failure to have a SIA Licence is a criminal offence and as such, this is an important step for those working in this field. The Front-line licence changes depending on the job, and this means that any individual with any job role in the field can get a SIA Licence UK that is suited to them and their needs. It fits with many roles including:

  • Door staff
  • Manned guarding
  • Security guarding
  • Close protection
  • Vehicle immobilising
  • Public space surveillance

The second type of SIA security licence is Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). This assesses a company to ensure they abide by regulatory standards. The assessments are carried out by independent bodies and these are important licences to have. This non-front-line licence is given out to those who are employing others who engage in activities that require a licence.

The SIA works with the UK border agency to ensure that international individuals have a right to work within the industry.

How to get a SIA License

The SIA is an important part of the security industry’s infrastructure and it is compulsory for anyone who wants to work in this field. Ensuring that those who are given these responsibilities remain compliant and safe is crucial, and has made a huge difference since its instrumentation in 2001. Only the best qualified, fit, and responsible individuals are approved for licences and this ensures that clients feel safe and secure when they hire individuals or companies for security in the UK.

We carry out a free gap analysis on your current policies and procedures and produce a report highlighting what you require to achieve your SIA Licence. Once this has been established, JVR Consultancy will arrange a fixed price to carry out all the work required. In addition, we will be in attendance when the audit is carried out by the SIA to ensure that your company achieves the desired accreditation.

Our consultants cover the whole of the UK. For support or to arrange your free gap analysis, contact us on 01628 56 52 56.

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If you’re ready to begin your journey towards getting your SIA Licence, then be sure to get in touch with us here at JVR Compliance Consultants & Auditors. We’re recognised as one of the most accomplished and expert compliance advisory consultancies in the UK. You’re in safe hands when you work with us.

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