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Private Security Industry Act 2001

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Private Security Industry Act 2001. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Background

  4. Commentary

    1. Section 1: The Security Industry Authority

    2. Schedule 1

      1. Section 2: Directions by the Secretary of State

      2. Section 3: Conduct prohibited without a licence

    3. Schedule 2

    4. General

      Part I

      1. Manned guarding

      2. Immobilisation of vehicles (wheelclamping)

      3. Private investigators

      4. Security consultants

      5. Keyholders

    5. General

      Part II

      1. Door supervisors for public houses, clubs and comparable venues

        1. Section 4: Exemptions from licensing requirement

        2. Section 5: Offence of using unlicensed security operative

        3. Section 6: Offence of using unlicensed wheelclampers

        4. Sections 7 - 13 relate to the licensing functions of the Authority

        5. Section 7: Licensing criteria

        6. Section 8: Licences to engage in licensable conduct

        7. Section 9:Licence conditions

        8. Section 10: Revocation and modification of licences

        9. Section 11: Appeals in licensing matters

        10. Section 12: Register of licences

        11. Section 13: Licensing at local authority level

        12. Sections 14 - 18: Approved contractors

        13. Section 14: Register of approved contractors

        14. Section 15: Arrangements for the grant of approvals

        15. Section 16: Right to use approved status

        16. Section 17: Imposition of requirements for approval

        17. Section 18: Appeals relating to approval

        18. Section 19: Powers of entry and inspection

        19. Section 20: Guidance as to exercise of power of entry

        20. Section 21: Access to enhanced criminal record certificates

        21. Section 22: False information

        22. Section 23: Criminal liability of directors

        23. Section 24:Orders and regulations

        24. Section 25: Interpretation

        25. Section 26: Short title, commencement and extent

  5. Territorial Extent

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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