The SIA are running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security staff and people on nights out.
“Since 2016 we’ve recorded ten deaths associated with restraint techniques used by security personnel. This campaign aims to reduce these risks by ensuring that security staff know, and use, the safer restraint techniques mandated in their training. At the same time, we’re aware that security personnel are increasingly facing verbal and physical abuse in the workplace. It’s not ‘all in a day’s work’ for a door supervisor to return home to their family facially scarred, or otherwise injured. We want door supervisors to report verbal or physical abuse to the police or to their employers or to us via our website.”
“We’re looking forward to meeting door staff and having these important conversations. We’re asking venues and security staff to look out for our #SaferNightsOut messages on social media – and for them to share and engage with our posts while the campaign is running, which is from Monday 17 June to Monday 15 July.”
- The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Our main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
- For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk. The SIA is also on Facebook (Security Industry Authority) and Twitter (SIAuk).