The Private Security Industry Act 2001 introduced the requirement for security personnel to be licensed. Blayze fully supports this government initiative to improve standards within the investigation industry
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended) allows for licensing of private investigators and precognition agents.
(Precognition agents interview witnesses for the purposes of, or in anticipation of, criminal or civil proceeding in Scotland.)
Whether or not an individual requires a licence is determined by the role that is performed and the activity that is undertaken. These are described fully in Section 3 and Schedule 2 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended).
The activities defined as licensable by the Act are:
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 defines as licensable three further activities which at this stage are not currently licensed.
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry.
It has two main duties:
The Security Industry Authority is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their mission is to regulate the private security industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. The remit covers the United Kingdom.
October 2010 the Cabinet Office made an announcement on the future of public bodies following its review. Its intention for the Security Industry Authority is a phased transition to a new regulatory regime.
Without a national licensing regime there is no simple way for customers to verify the capability and probity of an investigation business.
By entrusting Blayze as your supplier you are choosing a competent and professional business.
Please contact Blayze if you have any questions about our service.