Security Industry Authority - New First Aid requirements - Emergency First Aid at Work
Security Industry Authority - New First Aid requirements
Posted by Jo O'Donovan | 10 Mar
The SIA have issued new guidance for first aid – here is an extract from their new guidance:
We are making some changes to the training you need to take before you can get a front line SIA licence. These changes will happen in April and October 2021.
“The changes are:
- on 1 April 2021, we will introduce updated qualifications for all sectors except close protection and vehicle immobilisation
- from 1 April 2021, you must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training required for a door supervisor or security guard licence
- on 1 October 2021, we will introduce updated close protection qualifications
- from 1 October 2021, you must have one of the new qualifications or take top-up training before you can apply for a door supervisor and security guard licence – this includes renewals
We explain the changes in more detail below.
Why are we making these changes?
We need to make sure that people working in the private security industry can:
keep the public safe
follow new working practices
understand recent changes to the law
make the best use of new technology
New requirement: first aid training
We already expect applicants for a close protection licence to complete a first aid qualification before taking their licence-linked training.
From 1 April 2021, we will also expect applicants for a door supervisor or security guard licence to do the same.
You will need to do this if either of the following apply:
you are applying for a licence for the first time
it has been longer than 3 years since you last held a licence for that activity”
From 1 October 2021, you will also need to do this if you are renewing your licence.
The qualification must be an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification or equivalent.
To book onto our Emergency First Aid at Work Courses please give us a call, an email or have a look at our timetable of first aid courses here.