New doorstaff qualification in today

By Ewan Turney

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SIA licence: holders must undertake new training qualification
SIA licence: holders must undertake new training qualification
All new doorstaff will receive extra training and practical assessments on how to safely restrain rowdy drinkers from today. The updated training...

All new doorstaff will receive extra training and practical assessments on how to safely restrain rowdy drinkers from today.

The updated training qualification for those wishing to obtain a Security Industry Authority (SIA) Licence also includes training on awareness of terrorist threats, first aid and how to deal with under-18s.

Current SIA licensed doorstaff, who have to renew their licence every three years, will not have to undertake top up training at present.

However, there may be a requirement to do so by summer 2011​ at the earliest, subject to a public consultation.

The new training qualification is broken in to modules, making it easier for doorstaff to obtain other SIA licences, such as security guard or private investigator, without having to duplicate training.

"The introduction of the new door supervision qualifications today follows the roll-out earlier this year of the new training for the other sectors of the security industry," said Hazel Russell, SIA director of strategy and corporate services.

"The changes to the door supervision specification reflects the changes to best practice evident in this sector over the past few years," said Hazel Russell, SIA director of strategy and corporate services.

"With significant and valuable input from those working in this sector, we have developed the new requirements in our aim to ensure that door supervisors are best equipped for the challenges they face in their role."

Michael Kheng, boss of Lincolnshire operator Kurnia, told BBC Radio Lincolnshire that he welcomed the new requirement for physical intervention training.

"All the training that's happening really is to maximise safety for the public and minimising risk by taking a common sense approach."

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