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Pub door staff require additional training to renew SIA licence

By Adam Pescod , 04-Feb-2013
Last updated on 05-Feb-2013 at 08:30 GMT2013-02-05T08:30:46Z

Pub door staff require additional training to renew SIA licence

Licensees have been urged to ensure that their door staff have taken the additional training they now require to renew their Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence.

From today (4 February), door supervisors will need to complete training in physical intervention skills as well as demonstrating knowledge in areas of first aid, awareness of terrorist threats and considerations in dealing with children and young people.

SIA competency manager Tony Holyland said: “Door staff are often the first people party-goers see on a night out to their local pub or club. As the night time economy has developed, the role of the door supervisor has changed. The additional mandatory skills will help door supervisors to handle situations, which can often involve resolving drink-fuelled disputes and escorting disorderly revellers off the premises.

“In highly-emotive situations, the door supervisor has to be able to protect the public and sometimes, him or herself from abuse. The new requirements will better equip door supervisors whilst they are on duty to do this in a safe manner.

“We would urge all door staff to make sure that they take the additional training before they renew their licence. Anyone supplying or employing door staff should ensure that they use our online Register of Licence Holders to ensure that their operative are properly trained and holds a valid SIA licence.”

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