An important first step in engaging a security provider is to carry out due diligence around business governance and regulatory obligations.
It terms of regulatory obligations, its a very simple process via the PSPLA (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority) via a public register.
Information held in the public register lists whether a company or person holds a Company Security Licence or Certificate of Approval (COA). The register also notes, if licences have expired, if regulatory training has been completed, if an applicant has been denied a licence or if a licence has been suspended.
The public register lists class and conditions of the licence holder, whether its a Company or Certificate of Approval (COA) holder.
- In any search engine, type in PSPLA (Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority).
- Then Public registers
- Then Public register of the private security operators(external link)
We highly recommend clients request security licence information from security companies and or persons, clients are looking to or have engaged to provide a security service or presence.