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Scottish multi-agency security patrol licensing audit

Security Industry Authority : 16 September, 2009  (Company News)
The SIA teamed with Strathclyde Police and the UK Border Agency for a week-long audit of security staff at construction sites around the Glasgow area
Investigators from the SIA supported officers from Strathclyde Police, UK Border Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions to check that security firms were supplying only SIA-licensed operatives to construction sites across north and east Glasgow.

The checks of security guards provided by a number of security companies were carried out during a five-day operation from the 7th to the 11th of September.

By law, security guards working under contract in Great Britain must hold a Security Industry Authority licence and display this while working.

In total, 35 construction sites were visited, with 52 security guards working for 11 security companies inspected. Of these, 51 held valid SIA licences. However, one unlicensed security guard was reported for possible police prosecution and two individuals were reported for not displaying their licence.

Sharon Roberts, an SIA Head of Investigation, said: "The aim of this multi-agency operation was to check for any unlicensed operatives working in the area. We shall continue to work with our enforcement partners to ensure that security firms provide only legitimate SIA-licensed staff within Strathclyde's construction industry."

Chief Superintendent Wayne Mawson, in charge of policing throughout Glasgow North East and East Dunbartonshire, said: "We know that organised crime groups exploit the security sector and often own or manage many of the security companies operating throughout the west of Scotland.

"It is known they use the sector to promote crime, regularly employing and exploiting foreign nationals, paying minimum wages and using guards without, or with forged, SIA licences.

"Sites supposedly guarded by companies who continue to operate illegally routinely come to our attention and we are determined to disrupt the activities of such businesses and individuals who we know use the industry for criminal operations."
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