Guidance for Security Operatives

​From time to time we produce printed guidance material intended for security operatives. This can take the form of credit card-sized concertina leaflets ('z-cards'), flyers, leaflets, or posters. We may offer these printed items on our stand at exhibitions and trade shows, or hand them out at events or during inspection visits.

Whenever we publish guidance material of this nature, we will add a digital version to this page.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your machine to view the publications listed on these pages.

Trans customers: A Guide for Door Supervisors

Published:
October 2018
Size:
4 pages / 1,514kb
Content:
The guidance is designed to help security operatives on how to ensure trans people have a safe and enjoyable time during their leisure time.
Targeting:
Door supervisors reminding them of their obligations and responsibilities under the Act and to help to ensure that trans customers have a safe and enjoyable time out.
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Stop Child Sexual Exploitation

Published:
June 2018
Size:
6 pages / 114kb
Content:
This credit card-sized guide is intended to raise awareness in security staff of child sexual exploitation. It describes what to look out for, gives contact details for staff to report their concerns, and has a notes page to record incident details.
Targeting:
Any individual operating within the private security industry, particularly those working in public-facing roles such as door supervisors; the general public. This is also aimed at security businesses, with the intention that they will distribute this to
Image shows the 'Guide to Safer Restraint' poster

Guide to Safer Restraint (Poster)

Published:
June 2018
Size:
1 pages / 62kb
Content:
This poster gives a description of positional asphyxia. It includes symptoms and signs to watch out for. It also gives instructions on good practice while someone is under restraint, and what to do in an emergency.
Targeting:
Any individual or organisation operating within the private security industry who may be called upon to restrain a member of the public; the general public. This is also aimed at security businesses, with the intention that they will put this up in staff
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Guide to the new SIA front line licence design

Published:
June 2018
Size:
14 pages / 295kb
Content:
This credit card-sized guide explains the changes to the front line licence card that came in as part of improvements to our licensing system and processes in 2016. Old and new cards will both be in circulation until 2019.
Targeting:
Any individual or organisation operating within the private security industry; buyers of security; law enforcement; other government departments and agencies; and the general public.
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Guide to Safer Restraint (Flyer)

Published:
December 2017
Size:
2 pages / 78kb
Content:
This flyer gives a description of positional asphyxia. It includes symptoms and signs to watch out for. It also gives instructions on good practice while someone is under restraint, and what to do in an emergency.
Targeting:
Any individual or organisation operating within the private security industry; the general public. This is also aimed at security businesses, with the intention that they will distribute this to staff, or brief them on its contents.
Image shows the first page of the guide

Safer Physical Intervention for Door Supervisors

Published:
December 2017
Size:
14 pages / 1,013kb
Content:
This credit card-sized guide is intended as a quick reminder for Door Supervision licence holders and relates to the training in physical intervention that the SIA requires. This leaflet should not be used for training purposes.
Targeting:
Any individual or organisation operating within the private security industry, particularly door supervisors. This is also aimed at security businesses, with the intention that they will distribute this to staff, or brief them on its contents.