Thumbs-up for North Devon door staff

Joseph Bulmer

Security and door supervisors make the grade in council spot check

A JOINT operation has taken place in North Devon to check that door staff at some of the district’s pubs and clubs are properly trained and registered.

North Devon Council and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) carried out checks on six licensed premises in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe on Friday, November 25.

As a result, all were found to be meeting the required standard for employing security and door supervisors.

Council leader Cllr Brian Greenslade said: “We’re pleased with the results, as it shows that our pubs and clubs are taking this responsibility seriously.”

The SIA is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK.

SIA head of investigation Paul Cartlidge said: “Compulsory licensing of individuals within the private security industry helps to raise standards and recognise quality service, as well as reduce the risk of criminality.

“By ensuring that door supervisors are properly licensed, businesses are protecting their industry and offering reassurance to their customers.”

The council and SIA will now look to carry out similar checks on other venues in the future.