Exemption for Approved Contractors

A person will not be guilty of an offence under section 3 of the Private Security Industry Act if the conditions of section 4(4) are met.

Please note, every condition must be met for in order for section 4 to apply.

  1. Security activities are carried out by a security operative in their capacity as a director, partner or employee;
  2. An application for an SIA licence is pending;
  3. The licence applied for would authorise the security operative to carry out the security activities at (a) above, and is not one that has previously been refused;
  4. The company or employer is currently registered as an approved provider of security industry services under section 14 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001; and
  5. the SIA has authorised that company or employer to use directors, partners or employees whose applications are pending to carry out the security activities at (a) above.