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The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.

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Safer Workplaces

We recently ran a national campaign to promote safer workplaces for security staff. The aim of the campaign was to encourage security operatives to report violence against them. We also wanted to remind employers and venue managers of the important part they play in keeping their security staff safe.

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Licence Dispensation Notice

If your job requires you to hold an SIA licence, you are not legally permitted to work until we have granted you a licence. The only exception to this is if you work for one of our approved contractors and they have issued you with a licence dispensation notice.

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