SIA – Legislation

by SIA Site Admin // December 12

Please note the sections below are a summary of the Private Security Act 2001. For a full copy of the Act please click here.

Sections 14-18
Approved Contractor Scheme

The SIA will establish an Approved Contractor Scheme.

The SIA will ensure that the applicant meets the criteria and is ‘fit and proper’ to receive approved status.

  • those that obtain approval can advertise themselves as being approved
  • conditions may be attached to the granting of approved status
  • a contractor can be removed from the scheme
  • an appeals procedure will be put in place.

The Act provides for a voluntary scheme but also provides power to convert it into a compulsory one.

A register of approved contractors will be maintained by the SIA and can be inspected by members of the public.