Since 1 April 2008, Approved Contractors may only sub-contract provision of an approved security activity to other Approved Contractors.
There are some exceptions to this requirement, including:
- self-employed operatives
- directly supervised sub-contracted labour (where individual temporary staff are under direct supervision of the main contractor)
- sub-contractors not providing a security service
- by special arrangement with SIA (subject to application and agreement under our exceptional circumstances policy)