Under the Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001, all individuals wishing to work in th eprivate security industry must undertake a recognised qualification before applying for a licence.
As part of its licensing function, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has developed a competency (skills) requirement. The aim is to create a more competent and professional workforce, which will in turn improve the public image of the private security industry and help to make the sector more attractive to potential employees.
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) new security qualifications are fully endorsed by the SIA and Regulatory Authorities. They are intended for anyone working in the CCTV Operations, Door Supervision or Security Guarding sectors of the private security industry.