The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. There are a number of occupations that need a licence to practice. These include;
- Door Supervisor (Which allows the participant to engage in any Security work)
- CCTV Operator
Individuals who wish to work in these areas of security must first engage in training, gain the appropriate qualification, apply to the SIA and visit the Post Office to ascertain identity. They then need to complete a standard check through Access NI. (W.A.C. is a Registered Body for applying for Access NI Standard and Enhanced Checks) Once they have completed all these stages, they will be sent their badge, which will allow them to take up employment in the relevant sector. It is a criminal offence to work with the licence.