28th November 2012 | Posted in General News

SIA Training Reminder to Door Staff

SIA Training Reminder to Door Staff

23 November 2012

Door supervisors are being reminded that they may need to take additional training if they plan to renew their SIA licence.

From 4 February 2013, all door supervisors with a qualification obtained before summer 2010 will need to pass the new ‘Up-Skilling for Door Supervisors’ award before they are able to renew their SIA licence.

Tony Holyland, Development Manager (Competency) said:

“In the interest of public safety, additional training, which includes physical intervention, will be a compulsory requirement for anyone who has not already completed it when they renew their licence.

“Being trained in the appropriate techniques and how to use them will help door staff to manage difficult situations, minimising the risk of injury to members of the public and to themselves.

“Reminder letters are being sent to door supervisors whose licences are up for renewal and we encourage those requiring additional training to ensure they have obtained the qualifications.”

Notes to Editors:

  • The Up-Skilling for Door Supervisors award is available from training providers already offering the licence-linked door supervision qualification. The award includes completing training in physical intervention skills as well as demonstrating knowledge in areas of first aid, awareness of terrorist threats and considerations in dealing with children and young people.  It consists of one day of training and some self-study.
  • Only door supervisors with older pre-June 2010 qualifications will need to take the new award, as the content is included in the newer post-June 2010 qualification. Since June 2010, a stand-alone physical intervention unit has been available for door supervisors with the older qualifications if they wished to undertake this element. Any door supervisor with the older qualification that have already undertaken the additional physical intervention training will not need to repeat this, but will need to complete the self-study workbook and have it signed by a tutor.

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