Physical intervention training is to become mandatory for all door supervisors when they renew their SIA licence from February 2013.
This training is already a compulsory part of the current nationally-recognised Award in Door Supervision introduced from June 2010. It is now to also become a requirement for those with the previous door supervision qualifications.
From 4 February 2013, all door supervisors with one of the older qualifications will need to pass the new ‘Up-Skilling Door Supervisors’ award before they are able to renew their SIA licence.
The award includes physical intervention skills training, awareness of terrorist threats, considerations in dealing with 14 to 18 year-olds and first aid awareness. Being trained in the appropriate techniques and how to use them will help door staff to manage difficult situations, minimising the risk of injury to members of the public and to themselves.
Any individual who currently holds a door supervisor licence but does not carry out licensable activities in this sector can, after 4 February 2013, on renewal of their licence obtain instead a security guarding licence and will not have to take the additional training.
The Industry Qualifications (IQ) Level 2 Award for upskilling door Supervisors consists of 2 Units:
Unit 1: Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors
Counter Terrorism issues
First Aid situations
Legislation & requirements regarding children and young people.
Unit 2: Level 2 Physical Intervention Training
The requirement to use non-physical skills as far as possible
The law in relation to “reasonable force” and “self defense”
The value of assessing a situation before intervening
Using Physical Intervention as a last resort
Possible medical implications
The possible legal implications of the techniques
Escorting and guiding skills
How is the course assessed
Each unit is assessed separately.
Unit 1: Externally marked (IQ) multiple choice exam.
Unit 2: Externally marked (IQ) multiple choice exam and practical assessment on the course.
2 day (attendance) plus approximately 2hrs for completion of unit 1 workbook (Distance learning)
Pre Course requirements
Please note that we will need a copy of your prior certificate or SIA badge before you can sit the exam