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Octavian Security warns door supervisors in Northern Ireland about licence laws

Published on 24 August, 2009

Sukhi Ghuman, CEO of Octavian Security, with patrol car
Octavian Security offers training courses for door supervisors
Octavian Security 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.

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