Private Security Industry Act 2001
Those that have custody of or controlling access to any key or similar device for operating a lock will require a licence.
What is a licensable activity?
If you have custody of, or control access to, any key or a similar device for operating a lock and/or provide a first response to incidents at premises for which the keys are held.
Examples of a licensable activity
- Protect any premises against unauthorised entry.
- Securing any safe or container specifically designated or adapted to hold valuables.
Who will need a licence?
Anyone engaged in forms of work of a keyholding nature, by way of business or employment supplied under contract will require a licence. This includes employees, employers, managers, supervisors and directors of security companies Click here for further details
Who will not need a licence?
- Key holders employed in-house.
- Estate agents or caretakers or informal arrangements between friends or neighbours.
- Activities incidental to the activities of a security operative.
- Wardens employed in-house in sheltered accommodation and their security activities are incidental to their main tasks.