Safety First – The SIA’s policy to prevent Violence against Women

With rising violence against women, the safety of women and girls is a major concern for many people. The tragic deaths of Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, and many other innocent girls is a constant reminder that this is an urgent public safety issue that needs to be addressed. The UK Government launched a strategy for […]

Is Mental Health an Invisible Problem in the Security Industry?

The private security industry has transformed in the last 50 years from a small niche sector to a huge global industry. In the UK alone, there are more than 350,000 licensed security guards, with many others employed in jobs that don’t require a license. Security guards play an important role in providing safety and protection […]

Working the doors- Top 5 things to do as a Security professional experiencing racism

As a security professional, your job requires you to be composed, in control of yourself and the people around you. Its wise to stay calm and collected, but in some situations you might get triggered by a drunk trying to enter the venue you provide security for. It can be even more difficult to keep […]

SIA Clampdowns Highlight the Risks of Unlicensed Security Work

An SIA Licence is a legal requirement for anyone working as a security professional in the UK. This isn’t exactly news. But one thing that keeps making headlines are the risks of unlicensed security work. A lot of this illegal security work isn’t happening with any bad intentions. People are simply trying to put food […]

How to Stay Calm if People Are Filming You At Work

Everyone wants to be the one who makes the next viral video. The online world loves videos, and experts believe over 82% of internet traffic will be video during 2021. Almost everyone has a smartphone, which means almost everyone has a camera. That means the odds of people filming you at work are pretty high. […]

Why Do Security Professionals Need Action Counters Terrorism Skills?

It’s incredible to think that we recently passed the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. The world was shaken forever by the tragic events of 11th September 2001. Even two decades later, security professionals are trained to stay hyper-aware of terrorism risks. It’s why the SIA has put Action Counters Terrorism skills in training courses for door […]