Code of Conduct

Between 9 January and 23 February 2020 we consulted on a code of conduct for licence holders and licence applicants. The code of conduct will set out the standards of behaviour that we expect you to uphold.

We will publish the final code of conduct as part of our licensing criteria. When we do, it will become compulsory for all licence holders and licence applicants to follow the code.

Why are we doing this?

We have a legal responsibility to ensure that only “fit and proper” people hold an SIA licence. This is the term used in the Private Security Industry Act 2001, but what that means isn’t immediately obvious. A code of conduct will make it clear by describing how a “fit and proper” person should behave. It will improve standards within the private security industry and help to keep the public safe.