Security firms fined over death of security guard

Date: 12 August 2016 Two security companies have been fined after a security guard died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Javaid Iqbal, a 29 year old father of three, was employed by London based KK Security Services Ltd as a security guard on a construction site in Leigh, Wigan. KK Security were sub contracted by Veritas Security (Southern) Ltd, a Southampton… read more

New health and safety sentencing guidelines

On the 1st February, new guidelines were brought into force to ensure sentences for health and safety breaches are fairly and proportionately applied. The new sentencing guidelines, which are described as the most dramatic change to health and safety legislation since the introduction of the Health, Safety Welfare at Work Act 1974 apply to: > health and… read more

SIA is to use New powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 – OJAST Ltd Says LOOK OUT!

The Government has amended the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) changing powers available to regulatory bodies, including the SIA. The new powers became effective from the end of November 2015. They now have wider powers to financially investigate companies and individuals who are benefiting from criminal activity. The aim is to remove assets from offenders and halt… read more

Current Prosecutions from the SIA

The Macrory report (‘Regulatory Justice: Making Enforcement Sanctions Effective’, published in 2006) recommended that “to ensure improved transparency and accountability… each regulator should publish a list on a regular basis of its completed enforcement actions and against whom such actions have been taken.” Much of the SIA enforcement activity cannot be reported on due to data… read more

Company directors ordered to pay £666,697

07 September 2015 On 1 September, two security company directors appeared before the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London. John Anah and Tony O’Gonna, co-directors of ANCO UK Ltd, AA Guarding Ltd and Metro Guards, UK Ltd were ordered to pay a confiscation totalling £666,697 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Anah was ordered… read more

Unlicensed security director imprisoned and disqualified

On 13 May at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court, a former security director was sentenced to a 16 week custodial sentence, ordered to pay £10,000 in costs, and was disqualified from being a company director for five years. Wayne Tunstall was found guilty of four offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001; using unlicensed… read more

Unlicensed security company directors sentenced

On 19 May, at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court two unlicensed directors of a security company were sentenced for offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Helen Roberts pleaded guilty to three offences; working as an unlicensed director of a security company; failing to provide the SIA with information; providing false information to the SIA…. read more

Capital Security plead guilty to supplying unlicensed security guards

    At Nottingham Magistrates Court on 1 April 2015 Judith Wanyoike (company director) pleaded guilty to offences under the Private Security Industry Act (PSIA) 2001. These were: employing unlicensed security persons in licensable conduct, obstructing SIA officials or those with delegated authority and providing false statements to the SIA. The company, Capital UK Services… read more