February has been a busy month, and in this edition of our newsletter we feature the results of our recent skills and qualifications consultation. We are also sharing, as a reminder, the required standards of behaviour for security operatives set out in the licence-linked training.
Our SIA news section includes a short summary on the updated version of ‘Get Licensed’. It outlines the latest updates to the ‘training and qualifications’ segment.
We commissioned an independent survey to find out how you have found using our licensing system; read a summary of the feedback we received. We have also signposted an update on the new IT supplier for our licensing system.
In our public protection section, we are encouraging security businesses to enrol their staff on the free Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) counter-terrorism e-Learning. On the same theme, we are signposting the upcoming Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events, some of which will be taking place in a new format.
This month’s enforcement update encourages you to report any crime you are aware may be taking place in the private security industry or any concerns you have.
Our ‘licensing matters’ section features an ‘explaining the licensing process’ article. This month’s edition is intended to help you to understand your ‘Next Steps’ instructions.