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Industry body audits security operators at G8 summit

Security Industry Authority : 26 June, 2013  (Company News)
Private security companies came under the scrutiny of the SIA during the G8 summit as audits were made of licence compliance with no violations found
Industry body audits security operators at G8 summit

Security Industry Authority investigators carried out checks on 450 private security operatives working at the G8 Summit sites in Co Fermanagh from the 16th to the 18th June. No offences were found.

The SIA worked closely with partner agencies and the private security industry, especially the two security companies contracted to provide security at the summit. This was to ensure that there was an integrated approach to the checking of security personnel and to provide a high level of assurance to the organisers.

During the SIA-led operation, investigators checked security guards working on the G8 sites.

These checks were in addition to the accreditation process and intelligence checks carried out by the SIA and enforcement partners prior to the start of the event.

Dave Humphries, Director Partnerships and Interventions, said: “The high level of co-operation received from the industry and enforcement partners helped to ensure that there was full compliance with the law during the G8 Summit.

“It is pleasing to see how far the private security industry has progressed since regulation was introduced, highlighted by the industry making an effective and successful contribution to the security at this major event.

“The SIA is grateful to the security companies and all the security operatives for their co-operation in relation to the G8 Summit.”

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