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Grosvenor House, 1 Grosvenor Road, Prescot, Merseyside L34 6HY

SIA Training / Guards

Proguard security is an SIA approved contract for security officer and key holding services


The current designated sectors or activities that must be covered by a licence are as follows:

  • Door supervisors both in-house and supplied under contract
  • Security guards supplied under contract
  • Key holders supplied under contract
  • Close protection operatives supplied under contract
  • Cash and valuables in transit operatives supplied under contract
  • CCTV (public space surveillance) operatives supplied under contract

Unless your employer or company has been given an exemption under Section 4(4) of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, it is a criminal offence to work as a contracted security guard in England and Wales without an SIA licence. An exemption is applicable only where the employer or company you work for has been granted Approved Contractor status by the SIA and the other conditions of Section 4(4) have also been met. Every condition must be met for this section to be applied. If you do work without a licence you will be committing a criminal offence, punishable on conviction by a fine of up to £5,000 or 6 months imprisonment or both.