28 Aug 2013

Training for security guards now compulsory

11:21 am on 28 August 2013

The Government is making it compulsory for security guards to undertake a minimum level of training.

This follows law changes requiring guards to be licensed and to undergo background checks.

The new regulations will apply to anyone acting as a crowd controller, personal guard or anyone guarding property.

They will have to do training for conflict management, communication and risk assessment.

Those who already have a licence or certificate of approval, or who apply for one before 1 October, have a year to complete the training.

Those who apply after that date will have to complete the training before getting a licence or certificate.