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Door Supervisors

This condition relates to security staff who control entry to the premises where they promote the licensing objectives by controlling outbreaks of disorder or damage to the premises.

Mandatory Condition 2

Only individuals licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) maybe used at the premises to guard against:

(a) unauthorised access or occupation (e.g. through door supervision)

(b) outbreaks of disorder

(c) damage.

Guidance relating to this condition

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry.

They have two main duties

  • The compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking certain designated activities
  • To manager the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme

An SIA licence is required if you undertake the licensable activities of a door supervisor.  Unless, your employer or company has been given an exemption under Section 4(4) of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, it is a criminal offence to undertake the licensable activities of a door supervisor without a SIA licence. 

The premises licence holder must hold records, it is recommended that you keep photocopies of all SIA door supervisors licences employed at the premises, if the licence holder hires an unlicensed door supervisor he could be prosecuted: