Friday, 18 June 2010

SIA launch new website

The Security Industry Authority has launched a new 'easy access' website which they say makes it easier and quicker for viewers to find the right information.
The comprehensive update includes a redesigned interface and site structure, as well as a step-by-step guide that walks potential applicants through all of the steps involved in applying for an SIA licence.
A training provider search tool by geographical region and licensable activity is also one of the new features.
The site can be viewed at

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Parking industry welcomes legislation for clampers

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomed the news that the Crime and Security Bill had been given Royal Assent.
The clamping provisions of the new Act introduce company licensing for clamping companies who operate on private land. Previously only individuals were required to be licensed. The BPA lobbied the govenment for this change to pursue its objective of raising standards for motorists who park on private land.
Under the plans, to qualify for a license all clamping companies must be licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), and abide by an enforceable Code of Practice such as that used by the BPA's Approved Operator Scheme.
The BPA successfully tabled an amendment to the Bill to introduce an independent appeals service for motorists who cannot get redress from the clamping operator.