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Security Guards: Licensing

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether applicants for a Security Industry Authority licence (a) are required and (b) have previously been required to have a health and safety at work qualification in order to be granted a licence. (257049)

The training and qualifications that applicants must obtain in order for the Security Industry Authority to grant a licence include an appropriate health and safety content. However, there is not, nor has there been in the past, a requirement for applicants to hold a specific health and safety at work qualification.

Further information on the requirements for training and qualifications is on the SIA’s website at: