Training required for Manned Guarding

Training required for Manned Guarding

All of our security officers require an SIA license in order to be operational. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) ensures standards are consistent across the industry so you as a customer receive the best possible security measures that suit your requirements.

Our security guards are all trained to Security Industry Authority (SIA) standards, it’s something we require before individuals apply for a position, and we never subcontract. This means that we individually choose the security guards to patrol your premises based on their skillset and your needs. We also conduct further industry-specific and individual training at our head office in Wisbech to ensure consistency with each and every individual.

The below outlines what each of our security officers cover when they do their SIA license.

Roles and responsibilities of security officers

This module aims to introduce the security officer to the industry and identify their role. It states their main duties, including the purpose of control rooms, the equipment that they’ll be issued and ensuring that they understand confidentiality is an important part of their role.

Mobile patrolling

Depending on your requirement, you may want security officers on-site to patrol the premises. This module, therefore, ensures that the security officer understands the different types of patrols and any actions that may need to take place before a patrol. When patrolling, it’s important that the security guard is vigilant and uses local and site knowledge to their advantage.

Access and egress control

There are many different methods of providing access and egress patrol, and it’s therefore important that your security officers understand them and their typical duties.


It may be that a security officer is required to search an individual before they can grant them access to the site. It’s important for them to understand their right to search and how to safely carry out a search of a person, their property or their vehicle. It’s also important to understand cultural and religious considerations when performing a search, as well as additional considerations for searching people with a disability, or minors. There are of course hazards involved with searching, and this is one of the reasons why all of our security officers are fitted with body cameras as standard.

Electronic and physical protection systems

Part of the role of a security guard involves different types of electronic and physical protection systems. These each has a select purpose and function, so it’s important that each of them is confidently understood.

The security officer and the law

A security officer’s role is closely linked with the law, and therefore understanding its relevance is a huge part of the job. This module covers different types of trespass; relevant legislation and crimes; their power of arrest; as well as listing different types of evidence.

Reporting and record keeping

Understandably, reporting and record-keeping are hugely important in the role of a security guard – including that of evidential content.

For more information on how we can provide a quality security service at your business with manned guarding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We are currently on the look-out for Security Officers, Gate House Officers, Mobile Patrol Officers and Manned Guard-Reception Officers - for full-time and part-time positions. If you could picture yourself as working for one of the leading security companies in the UK, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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