Over 350 door supervisors in more than 20 town and cities across the UK were inspected as part of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) ‘Week of Action’.
The scheme, which focused on licensing enforcement, saw Security Industry Authority (SIA) investigators support police forces and local councils nationwide to check that door supervisors were complying with the law.
The scheme saw a total of 110 venues, including clubs, pubs and bars, visited in over 20 towns and cities. The areas covered were London, Barnsley, Suffolk, Durham, Stafford, Hertford, Broxbourne, Cardiff, Bridgend, Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington, Blackpool, Stevenage, Belfast, Cookstown, Wellingborough, Rushden, Kettering, Dudley and Stourbridge.
During the ‘Week of Action’ initiative, the team checked 362 door supervisors, of which 357 were found to be holding a valid SIA licence and working legally.
Five door supervisors were found to be working illegally, without an SIA licence, and enquires have been opened as a result. The investigators also issued 15 warnings for breaches of SIA licence conditions, including failing to notify the SIA of a change of address and failing to display licences.
John Montague, senior manager for Partnerships and Interventions at the SIA, said: “Supporting our enforcement partners during this worthwhile campaign is pivotal in ensuring that those who work in the private security industry are properly trained, vetted and licensed to do so.
“This helps to protect the public and allow those that enjoy the night-time economy to feel safe.
“The results show that there is high compliance with the law nationwide, we will continue our efforts to ensure that this is maintained.”