Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015 – Courts to recognise goo intentions of volunteers and small businesses

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government Volunteers, community groups and ‘good deed doers’, which could include (First Aiders, Security Staff, Positive Handling Teachers), have been given legal reassurance that courts will take account of the fact they have been acting to help society if something goes wrong and… read more

SIA Opening Times over Christmas and the New Year from OJAST Ltd.

Here is a message for ALL Door Supervisors that need to say (I have Lost my SIA Licence) in particular reference the Closure of the SIA over the coming period. Christmas Opening Hours General and Licensing Enquiries Door Supervisors, Security Guards and Close Protection Operatives Open: 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 December from 09.00 to… 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

Defibrillator Training for First Aiders and Employees

AN energy drink addict suffered a huge heart attack in a pub after drinking two litres of the high caffeine-laced beverages. UK man Martin Bowling, 28, became so hooked on the drinks he was spending £75 a week to fuel his habit over seven years. But the insurance worker, from Essex, collapsed at a pub after… read more

Level 3 Award in First Aid Response – Specifically for SIA Close Protection Officers

HABC – Level 3 Award in First Aid Response – Specifically for SIA Close Protection Officers Qualification Overview This qualification is designed for those learners in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of first aid along with understanding how important medical and environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties. This qualification is the… read more

Changes to Licensing

In the spring of 2016 the SIA will be launching new online services that will improve the information available to you, speed up the application process, and improve the service that they provide. Licence Applicants and Licence Holders If You Work for an SIA Approved Contractor They will be making new tools available that will allow your employer… 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

SIA Licences with immediate effect – OJAST Ltd

SIA Door Licensing Matters Changes to the SIA  Group A and Group B Documents for Door Supervisors The DVLA in Great Britain has stopped issuing paper counterparts with the driving licence photocard; the DVLA in Northern Ireland has not. As a result, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (as was once CRB) has updated its document… read more

SIA Security Guard Pleads Guilty

07 October 2015 On Tuesday 22 September 2015 at Luton Magistrates Court, Asif Abrar of Speckmans Way, Slough entered a guilty plea to a charge under Section 3 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Abrar had been working as a security guard for Nationwide Security Management Limited on a construction site in Kings Langley,… read more

Security Industry Update All Security Licences

The SIA are updating the SIA licence card as part of their improvement. In response to feedback from the industry and their partners, they have increased the size of the picture on the licence to almost twice the size of the old one. The silver hologram has been replaced with a holographic overlay (similar to… read more