Close Protection / Door Supervision Licence Integration by M12IRjh7

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									Close Protection / Door Supervision
                 Licence Integration
Licence Integration Consultation




Summary
Close protection licence holders can use their licence to work as door
supervisors. However, the qualifications needed to obtain a door supervision
licence have changed, and we now need to review this arrangement. This
document explains what changes have been made, outlines two options for the
future, and explains how you can tell us what you think.


Background
The qualifications needed to obtain a door supervision licence were updated in
2010. The changes addressed particular risks that are present in the work of door
supervisors – in particular, the new qualifications include a physical intervention
training module. However, existing licence holders were not required to take the
new qualification.

Following our recommendations and in the interest of public safety, ministers have
agreed that physical intervention skills training will become mandatory for all door
supervisors in the United Kingdom. From 4 February 2013 we will be requiring
existing door supervisor licence holders to undertake additional training, including
physical intervention training.

Our licence integration policy and legislation currently allows close protection
licence holders to also work as door supervisors. This policy and legislation will
need to change, as we cannot allow people to work as door supervisors if they
have not undertaken the required training.

We are considering TWO options for how our policy and legislation should
change.




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Option 1
Require additional training for all close protection licence holders so
they can continue to work as door supervisors.

After a suitable and fair notice period we would require existing close protection
licence holders to complete additional training. This would involve a day's worth of
practical training in physical intervention, at a training centre. It would also involve
some self study as individuals would be required to demonstrate an awareness of
first aid, awareness of the threat of terrorism and considerations in dealing with
customers in the age range of 14-18.

New licence applicants would also be required to take this additional training.


Option 2
Stop the arrangement that allows existing close protection licence
holders to work as door supervisors.

After a suitable and fair notice period we would discontinue the arrangement that
allows a close protection licence holder to work in the role of a door supervisor.
Anyone wishing to work as a door supervisor would need to get the training, and
the licence, that is specific to door supervision.


Tell Us What You Think
Please complete the feedback form overleaf. All responses are confidential and
will be used solely for the purposes of this consultation. The deadline for
submissions is 28 September 2012. Please send your completed form to:

Competency Team
Security Industry Authority
PO Box 49768
London, WC1V 6WY
E-mail: competency@sia.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: 020 7025 4101

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Consultation Feedback Form
1. Personal Details

Name: ............................................................................................................................................

Position: ........................................................................................................................................

Organisation: ...............................................................................................................................

2. Do you currently hold an active close protection licence?
      Yes                             No
3. Do you hold any other SIA licences? If so, please indicate which ones.
 Door Supervision                                              Public Space Surveillance (CCTV)
 Security Guarding                                             Cash and Valuables in Transit
 Keyholding                                                    Vehicle Immobilising
4. Do you currently use your close protection licence to work as a door
supervisor?
      Yes                             No
5. Which of the two options outlined in this document do you prefer?
      Option 1                        Option 2
6. Please give reasons for your chosen option

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7. Please give your reasons for not choosing the other option

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    Security Industry Authority P.O. Box 49768 London WC1V 6WY
 Phone 020 7025 4100 Fax 020 7025 4101 E-mail info@sia.homeoffice.gov.uk
                         www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk
CP/12-13/02

								
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