Magenta Security Services believes it is vital that the industry engage with the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to develop the next generation of licensing qualifications. This follows the launch of a month-long consultation by the SIA which began on the 26th September.
The consultation hopes to re-establish a suitable framework and potential new content for the licencing qualifications of the future. The SIA has invited the private security industry to share its views, deeming it ‘essential’ for guaranteeing the new specifications are fit-for-purpose.
Abbey Petkar, MD at Magenta and long-standing SIA-licencing advocate, has strongly welcomed this industry-wide opportunity to contribute. He said “It is vital that everyone from industry leaders to newcomers offer their experiences to the SIA during its review process. As an advocate for mandatory, industry-wide licensing, I naturally believe in the need for an effective and valid licencing process. This consultation is the perfect way to make sure these qualifications, which many work so hard for, stay relevant via the provision of input from both individuals and businesses in our sector.”
Petkar has been a prominent driving force behind countless industry reforms, most recently endorsing the need for an overhaul of the SIA’s current Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) and its annual review.
When the consultation is concluded, the SIA will provide select industry groups with the opportunity to analyse, review and amend its initial specifications, which will then be put to the public for further comment.