How the Security Industry has changed since the enactment of the Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended)

The Security Industry in the UK has come a long way. The days are gone when security jobs were viewed by many as unskilled profession. We welcomed the Private Security Industry Act 2001 many years ago  The act sets out a system for the regulation of the private security industry.  The Security Industry has developed a great deal since then.

The Act is broken down into many Sections – sections 1 and 2 establishing the current Security Industry Authority (the SIA) as a regulatory body for the security industry. The SIA is charged with many a responsibility amongst which is, according to the SIA “to help protect society by collaboratively developing and achieving high standards in the private security industry”.

One obvious manifestation of this responsibility is the requirement for all frontline security personnel to train for a SIA security Licence. Security HR, provides this training.  This, we believe has brought the long-desired security skills, development and professionalism into the security industry and will go on to improve public confidence in the security industry.

Over the years, prior to the introduction of the SIA training, many private security firms had aspired to give high quality security training to their Security Guards, Door Supervisors or CCTV Operators, but this aspiration had never been achieved as they continued to deploy staff with no industry training qualification to work for their clients.

They continued to do this for many reasons; but not because there were no security training courses available, but because the clients and the public viewed Security Officers as a bunch of lazy and unskilled workers and always believed that “anybody could do the job”. Based on this belief, the clients were not prepared to pay any reasonable wages in respect of the services provided by the security companies.  This in turn affected the pay rate received by individual security officers, which had been too low. As a result, their performances and morals were affected giving rise to an entirely boring work environment. Most security officers therefore got fed-up and often left the security industry, in many cases, without notice to their employers.

This then prompted the employer to recruit a replacement with no “person specification”, “no job description”, no training and no method of assessment for suitability.

Under this condition the priority of the private security firm was to fill that vacancy as soon as possible because the clients “wanted somebody there”. This problem should be attributed to lack of security training and retention.  Those days are now over and will remain in the past forever.

Nonetheless, this does not and cannot imply that the SIA is here to enhance wages for security officers.  Instead, it highlights the impact the SIA has had on training and change in public perception of the security profession.

The Security Industry Act 2001 (security licensing law) has now made it compulsory for all those who work in the security industry to undergo SIA Security Licence Training and possess a valid SIA licence.  To get an SIA license a candidate will have to show that he or she has successfully completed a two-part SIA training course for either a Door Supervisors course or a Security Guarding Course or CCTV course or a course from any of the sectors requiring SIA licence.

The Role Security HR continues to play

We are here to ensure that people who want to join the security profession have the best information and skills available.  It is our job at security HR, to prepare and deliver SIA Security Licence Training Courses and help our candidates acquire the necessary skills needed to satisfy the SIA licence requirements.

Security HR supports all trainees at every step of the security training and SIA license process and will continue to give them this support until they find a suitable employment book licensed nightclub security and door supervisors within the security industry.

Security training for SIA licence is the first step in a series of steps needed to climb to professionalism and excellence.

The decision to train for security licence is just a starting process and you will need some good sense of motivation and target to achieve the desired security excellence.

The initial thought to train for a SIA security Licence is simply a thought to acquire the basic skills for security, be it security guarding training or door supervisor training or in any other licensing sector. Once this security training is acquired these skills will need developing. Please visit  SIA continuous professional development for information on how to work with your employer to update your basic SIA training and become a professional in your security career.

There are many ways to develop your basic skills in security, one of which is continuous security training with us and the other is by skills development through practical experience.

Yes, we are the only security training company that offers to give you the initial basic SIA training for security, promises you on-going support whilst you are on the job, as a Security Guard or Door Supervisor or CCTV operator.

In learning, no experience is bad experience if you can reflect on the experience and consider what lessons could be learned from it.

Security work today is by far different from the security jobs of yester-years where most people remain on the same step of the ladder for more than a decade.

These days, with the right SIA training and security trainers like us, security HR will ensure that the sky is your limit if career progression is right at the heart of your ambition.

Prior to the enactment of the Security Industry Act, the licensing regime was initially aimed at providing security training and encouraging positive attitude of SIA licensed nightclub security personnel, book licensed nightclub security and door supervisors/.  The parliament later decided to spread it across all sectors of the private security industry.  The SIA security training given to both security officers and Door Supervisors is aimed at ensuring that they understand their roles and the expectations from both their employers and customers.

SIA training is a requirement for SIA licence.  The Security training is structured to help the security officers and door supervisors understand the need for fair and effective judgment as they would be required to use their initiatives in most situations to balance these expectations with reality.  A security personnel will have successfully demonstrated this skill, during their SIA training.

Security HR extends security training to your work place when you have graduated from any of our security training centres. We differ from other training providers because we are currently the only company that can offer you SIA licence training, help you with SIA licence application, give you a start in search for a security work, and at your request give you on-going security training support at your London workplace with your employer’s approval or you can contact one of our training centres.

Each of our security training courses is competitively priced. We consider this as, cheap and quality SIA licence training.

At the completion of your SIA training, and after obtaining your SIA security license, we’ll link you with some of the best security employers in the UK.

So, if you are looking for a security career, a valid SIA licence is all you need to get you started.

So, security HR does not only have the best training facilities, we also boast the best security trainers in the UK. All our Security trainers have many years’ experience in working in the security industry as frontline personnel.

To book any of these London based SIA security training courses; please go here Security training courses to our booking page to reserve a place for SIA security training.

To book a Security Guard course or Door Supervisor course in London, follow the link to book and pay by credit or debit card .

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