Published on 24 August, 2009
|Octavian Security offers training courses for door supervisors|
is warning door supervisors employed by security firms across Northern Ireland that if they do not get a licence soon, they will be breaking the law. With effect from 1 December 2009, the Security Industry Authority
(SIA) will be responsible for regulating the private security industry in Northern Ireland, a role it currently performs in England, Wales and Scotland.
Those door supervisors who are not employed in-house will have to obtain an SIA licence because if they do not, both they and their employer will be breaking the law. In-house door supervisors will fall under the new rules at a later date. Before a licence can be applied for, supervisors will have to have undergone training and passed a multiple-choice exam.
Octavian Security, the globally-operating company which has offices in Belfast, has organised a Door Supervisors course, to be held in Belfast from September 1 to September 4, covering Roles and Responsibility and Conflict Management.
Sukhi Ghuman, CEO of Octavian commented: "This is a serious issue for door supervisors because without a licence, they will not be able to work. We would advise those affected to get trained and obtain their licence without delay."
The four-day Octavian course is £180 per person, a cost that covers handouts, registration certificates and refreshments. Once the attendee passes the course, they will be able to apply for an SIA licence, which lasts for three years.