Throughout Sheffield city centre a team of dedicated Security Industry Authority investigators joined forces with the police from South Yorkshire, on Saturday the 18th of January. On this evening an operation was carried out for licensing checks across nine venues, which included top clubs and bars.
The intelligence-led operation lead by the SIA organisation ensures those employed in the private security industry hold correct and up to date licensing to undertake selected activities, whilst also overseeing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
There were 25 door supervisors who were checked and found to be working legally as each held valid SIA licences. There will be additional enquiries in to a bar manager who was found to have held an incorrect non-front line SIA licence.
Having an invalid non-front line licence forbids those who are responsible for managing and employing individuals for licensable activities.
SIA Head of Investigation Nigel Davies said:
“The results of this operation show that individuals working in the private security industry are aware of their responsibility to be SIA licensed.
“We will continue to work in partnership with South Yorkshire Police to ensure these high standards are maintained.”