The Security Industry Authority (SIA) announced today, 23 September 2004 that the door supervisor licence has been extended to cover the activities of security guards. From now on, one single SIA door supervisor licence will allow an individual to work across both sectors.
The roll-out of SIA door supervisor licensing in England and Wales started in Hampshire on 1 March 2004 and will finish in London on 11 April 2005. Security guards must be licensed by 2005.
The new extended licence will allow security staff to work at premises or locations where alcohol licensing boundaries are extended or where security activities overlap such as sports grounds or outdoor festivals.