As part of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Condor last Friday (29 June), SIA investigators visited venues across London boroughs to crack down on licensing issues such as unlicensed door staff working at pubs and clubs.
400 door supervisors were inspected during the operation, which was in its second phase.
Inspections took place at 109 venues in Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Havering, Lambeth, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster. The SIA also supported Surrey Police to carry out visits in Guildford.
The licence conditions broken by more than 40 door supervisors included failing to display the SIA licence whilst on duty, failing to notify the SIA of a change of address and failing to notify the SIA of criminality.
SIA head of investigation Jacquie Parker said: “This is the second phase of Operation Condor, a programme of operations involving the police, trading standards and other partners targeting licensing issues in London.
“We found a number of offences, which included door staff working with revoked licences, working with licences that had expired, those who were unlicensed and those working with licences for the wrong sector.
“We are carrying out enquiries regarding all the offences found and action will be taken against those that were found to be offending.”