Events and Licensing
Those working at events undertaking licensable activity will require an SIA licence. Licensable activity is defined as…
- Guarding premises against unauthorised access or occupation, outbreaks of disorder or damage
- Guarding property against destruction, damage or theft
- Guarding one or more individuals against assault or injury
If anyone undertaking licensable activity works at a premises or area within the arena/stadium/venue etc licensed under the 1964 Licensing Act they will require an SIA door supervisor licence. For information on door supervision licences click here.
Those working at events or premises with the following type of licences…
- Occasional licences, within the meaning of the Licensing Act 1964
- Licences under the Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967
- Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
- London Government Act 1963
…will also require a door supervisor licence in the future.
Please note: The event licensing authority may license a complete event/stadium/venue etc. under the Licensing Act 1964. This would require all those providing undertaking licensable activities to be licensed as door supervisors. Additionally event licensing authority may stipulate that a particular number of door supervisors are required.
If anyone undertakes licensable activity at a premises or area within the arena/stadium/venue etc not licensed under the 1964 Licensing Act they will require an SIA security guard licence. For information on security guarding licences click here.
Those providing security services at events working on a wholly voluntary basis will not require an SIA licence. A volunteer must not receive any reward, benefit or payment in kind.
The attached document sets out the approach for events and licensing in some detail. Licensing at events.pdf