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What are the changes to SIA Licenses and First Aid Training

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) have made changes to the the training needed before you can get a frontline SIA license. The new changes are being made to update working practices, understand new changes to the law and to keep more people safe.

The new changes currently include:

  • New, updated qualifications for all sectors except close protection and vehicle immobilisation
  • You must have a first aid qualification before you can take the training required for a door supervisor or a security guard licence
  • You must have one of the new qualifications to take top-up training before you can apply for a door supervisor and security guard license – including renewals

In April 2022, the SIA will also introduce an updated close protection qualification.

First Aid Training is a new SIA requirement

One of the new requirements for a door supervisor or security guard license is to have a valid first aid qualification.

You will need to undertake first aid training whether you are applying for a licence first time or if it has been 3 years since you last held a licence for first aid.

The qualification must be an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification or an equivalent.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Here at PD Training we provide a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work course that is suitable for anyone looking to apply for or update their SIA License.

The course is run by the British Red Cross and provides an Emergency First Aid at Work certificate that is valid for 3 years.

Our Emergency First Aid at Work course provides learners with the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies that you could encounter in your role as a door supervisor or a security guard.

Learners will develop the skills and confidence to help someone who is:

  • unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • unresponsive and breathing
  • having a seizure
  • choking
  • bleeding heavily
  • suffering from shock
  • burnt

The course also includes information on:

  • assessing a casualty
  • monitoring a casualty
  • where to get help
  • electrical incidents
  • accident recording and reporting
  • the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH).

How is the training delivered?

The training is delivered in a classroom style setting and offers a practical, hands on approach.

The course is one day and runs from 9am until 5pm with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions. Assessment is done by continuous observation and questioning during the course.

Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

On completion of the course, you will receive an emergency first aid at work certificate which is valid for 3 years by the British Red Cross. The course meets the requirements specified by the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981.

How to book the course

Fill out your requirements on our online form and we will get back to you with the dates and locations of the training available. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone, email or via online chat.

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