Security Industry Authority UK News

The Security Industry Authority endorses the Register of Chartered Security Professionals

The Security Industry Authority (SIA), the government regulator of the private security industry in the UK, has formerly endorsed the Register of Chartered Security Professionals. The Register was established under Royal Charter issued to the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals in the UK.  Admission to the Register signifies the highest standards and ongoing proficiency in security practice.  Alan Clamp, Chief Executive of the SIA said: “The Register of Chartered Securi...

Ward Security achieves highest ever score in independent audit

External assessing body CCAS carried out a combined annual assessment of Ward Security during February 2017 National security firm Ward Security has achieved its highest ever score of 171 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) - the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK as part of its Approved Contractor Score (ACS) scheme. Ward Security transitions Ward Security has also succ...

BSIA to become Challenge Group member to help shape the Security Industry Authority review

BSIA will be given the opportunity to test and comment on the findings of the SIA review before publication The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has accepted an invitation by the Home Office to become a member of the Challenge Group that will help to steer the direction of the review of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) commencing in January 2016. Security Industry Authority review The SIA’s review was launched via a Written Ministerial Statement (W...

Security Institute appoints Baroness Henig as new President

Baroness Henig was awarded a CBE for services to policing in 2000 The Security Institute has started 2016 by announcing a new President. Succeeding Lord Alex Carlile at the head of the organisation from the 2016 AGM in April is former Security Industry Authority Chair, Baroness Ruth Henig. Whilst at the SIA Baroness Henig was instrumental in overseeing a regulatory overhaul and the introduction of a new and modern, fit-for-purpose regulatory regime. Previous high profile role...

BSI revise CCTV – Management and operation – Code of practice

The changes take into account introduction of CCTV Code of Practice issued by SCC as required by Freedoms of Information Act 2012 BSI, the business standards company, revised BS 7958:2015 Closed circuit television (CCTV) – Management and operation – Code of practice. The changes take into account the introduction of the CCTV Code of Practice issued by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) as required by the Freedoms of Information Act 2012. Closed circuit tel...

CE Facilities acquires Octavian Security as move towards integrated facilities management

The move sees two more companies move towards the integrated facilities management model CE Facilities Services has announced further expansion with the purchase of the UK division of Octavian Security. The move sees two more companies move towards the integrated Facilities Management model, which is becoming ever more popular with UK businesses. The deal sees CE Facilities Services purchase Octavian Security UK only, with the next phase seeing Octavian Security UK absorbed i...

Pilgrims Group ranked in top 5% of UK’s 800 security companies

Company has passed two quality audits with further improved scores & zero improvement needs Security specialist Pilgrims Group Limited has officially been ranked in the top 5% of all the UK’s 800 security companies, having passed two quality audits with further improved scores and zero improvement needs. Pilgrims beat its previous score with the Security Industry Authority (SIA)’s Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) as well as passing the International Organi...

BSIA presents on Police and Security Group Initiative at IFSEC 2015

The Police and Security Community Network, an online hub for information sharing will also be on display at the BSIA stand The Police and Security Group Initiative (PaS) is recently published the conclusions from its consultation conducted earlier this year. The consultation’s aims were to identify the Capabilities of the Private Security Industry that would be interested in working better with the Metropolitan Police; the effectiveness of existing structures; and the ke...

IPSA's 2015 Annual General Meeting

At the meeting IPSA made several new appointments The International Professional Security Association (IPSA) held its 2015 Annual General Meeting this week at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London. The occasion marked the completion of Mike White’s four years as Chairman of the Association and included the election of the Association’s International Council, who appointed Mr Stuart Naisbett as the new Chairman. IPSA made appointments Stuart Na...

Magenta Security disappointed with absence of SIA Business Licences from the Queen’s Speech

Magenta Security MD Abbey Petkar believes it will be many more months before the legislation is bought into force A leading Hounslow based security provider has expressed its disappointment over the lack of progression with the introduction of the SIA Business Licences. Particularly its absence from the Queen’s Speech. Abbey Petkar, Managing Director of Magenta Security Services, believes it will be many more months before the legislation is bought into force due to the...

SIA responds to BBC report alleging fraudulent licencing

A BBC report Monday alleges instances when Security Industry Authority (SIA) licences were fraudulently obtained, prompting questions about licencing processes and whether unqualified candidates are being "fast-tracked" and provided SIA cards without taking the required hours of training and passing exams. Following is a statement provided to SourceSecurity.com by Robert Buxton, head of communications, Security Industry Authority, about the matter: SIA assures investigation over...

BBC security training investigation: PTTC The Training Company speaks out about corrupt practices

Mario Garcia, MD PTTC The Training Company, will be discussing recent SIA cards scandal on the BBC Inside Out programme A leading security training company based in London has spoken out about corrupt practices in the industry in a BBC Inside Out programme due to be aired on Monday 23rd March. After a recent scandal which has seen untrained students able to gain Security Industry Authority (SIA) cards without even sitting an exam, PTTC The Training Company, is attempting to sh...