Project Security Lose Approved Contractor Status

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have announced, via their website, that Project Security UK Ltd have lost their Approved Contractor Status (ACS) following convictions for ‘security offences’ at a Doncaster, Magistrates’ Court. According to the SIA press...
Posted On 13 Dec 2013
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The Rapid Expansion of The Private Security Industry

While studying for my degree in Security & Risk Management I was assigned a task to discuss the possible reasons for the rapid expansion of the Private Security Industry in recent decades discussing the various developments that have evolved in theory, policy and practice. It...
Posted On 20 Nov 2013
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Security Jobs Goes Live

The UK Security Directory is excited to announce our latest project: Jobs For Security. Jobs For Security is the latest addition to the UK Security Directory network and will provide a vital portal for security operators to seek employment vacancies within the UK and abroad,...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013
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Bodyguard: The Reality – Part 2 of 2

Following on from part 1 of this article I will now talk about what to expect once you have completed your Close Protection Training, and have received your Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. This is a loose guide, as circumstances are always different, however it should...
Posted On 11 Jun 2013
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SIA Launch New Post Office Aplication Service

The Security Industry Authority is developing a new and easier way for individual applicants to apply for their SIA licence. An agreement has been signed with the Post Office to launch the new service. The service will be introduced this autumn and will make applying for a new...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013
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How To Become A Security Guard

To work as a professional Security Guard in the UK you need to be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Without this licence it is illegal to work in any capacity as a security officer/operative, apart from those wishing to work in house or directly employed by a...
Posted On 28 Jan 2013
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How To Become A Door Supervisor

To work in the UK as a Door Supervisor (sometimes referred to as a bouncer), you need to obtain a licence from the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA are the regulatory body for the UK Security Industry and it is they who lay down the rules on who should and who...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013
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Close Protection: A Closer Observation Of The Protection Equation Book Review

Close Protection, or Body-guarding as it is more commonly known, is a complex subject that throws up all sorts of Hollywood images to those outside the industry. It is often imagined that Bodyguards are big burly men with a lack of intelligence, running around with guns and...
Posted On 11 Jan 2013
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Security Training Certificates Withdrawn Amid Training Malpractice Allegations

The UK Security Directory has been made aware of the following information from the SIA. Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) has withdrawn a number of certificates awarded via training providers Get Licensed and Adult Learning Network Ltd (who previously operated as AAB...
Posted On 18 Nov 2012
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G4S Back CEO Nick Buckles After Review of Olympic Security Contract Failings

Security firm G4S have stood by its chief executive Nick Buckles but have confirmed two other senior executives would leave following its investigation into the Olympic contract blunder. The whole blunder emerged just two weeks before the Olympic opening ceremony when G4S...
Posted On 28 Sep 2012
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