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Unlicensed door supervisor fined for using a forged SIA licence

Unlicensed Door Supervisor Fined For Using A Forged SIA Licence

In August 2016 our investigator inspected security staff at a taxi company in Chester. This individual was operating as a taxi marshal, working to make sure that the taxi queue did not get out of hand. After inspecting further our investigators observed that the SIA licence displayed on the security operative s arm was different to the name his colleagues called him. They checked the Register for Licence Holders (ROLH) and found out that the licence the security operative was wearing had expired in 2014. The expiry date on the licence card he was wearing also appeared to be altered, so the investigators made a formal request for the SIA licence to be returned.

Further questioning revealed that this security operative was in fact Stacey Sam Harrison, a family member of the original licence holder. The date of birth and address Stacey had originally provided were his own. Checks revealed that Stacey Harrison had never held an SIA licence. After being interviewed under caution in January 2017, Stacey Harrison admitted taking the expired licence. He said he found the licence at a family member s house and made amendments to it. These amendments were to the expiry date and sector. He adjusted the sector as he wanted employers to think he had a door supervision licence, as his employers were seeking door supervision contracts.

During the interview, it became clear that the activity he was employed for was licensable. He also told investigators that he worked at another taxi company regularly and, on occasion, at the Racecourse in Chester for the same employer. Following the initial inspection, in August 2016, the directors of the company were interviewed by our SIA investigators. This interview revealed that Stacey Harrison had been working for the company, unlicensed, from 2011 to August 2016. Our investigators also discovered that the directors knew Harrison under a different name, and that Harrison had led them to believe he was licensed at all times.

One of the directors produced a copy of the licence Harrison had supplied to them, which appeared to have been subject to similar alterations to that handed to our SIA investigation officers. Harrison pleaded guilty to working without a licence. He claimed that he did not have a job at the time, and couldn’t afford the 500 required to obtain a licence. He apologised to the Court for committing these offences. The judge commented that licences exist for a reason and that the offences committed by Harrison were serious, especially forgery of a licence.

Harrison was fined 360, reduced to 240 due to his early guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay 250 in costs, and a victim surcharge of 30. Criminal Investigations Manager, Pete Easterbrook commented that

Working as a security operative without an SIA licence is a serious offence. However, Stacey Harrison took this one step further and altered the SIA licence of a family member and attempted to pass this off as genuine. This is fraud and will not be tolerated by the SIA or the security industry, especially those frontline operatives who have worked hard to genuinely obtain their SIA licence.

The conviction of Mr. Harrison for these offences serves as a reminder that those who seek to undermine the law in this way are very likely to be found out and will face the consequences of their actions in court.

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.

    The SIA is also on FacebookUnlicensed Door Supervisor Fined For Using A Forged SIA Licence (Security Industry Authority) and TwitterUnlicensed Door Supervisor Fined For Using A Forged SIA Licence (SIAuk).

Sub-Contracting Guidance from HMRC

Sub-Contracting Guidance From HMRC

With the event season entering a busy period we want to remind all security businesses of their responsibilities when using subcontractors. This includes the use of subcontracted labour when providing security industry services. Security businesses should have suitable due diligence checks in place to be confident that the individuals deployed by them whether directly employed by you or supplied by sub-contractors or labour providers, are who they say they are, are fit and proper, and hold a valid licence for the activities that they will be undertaking.

If you use labour supplied by a third party then this information will help you understand how to safeguard your business from financial and reputational risk whilst maintaining the flexible workforce you need. This guidance looks at:

  • Undertake checks on your labour supply chain
  • What to check
  • If you don t undertake checks
  • Guidelines to help you undertake the checks
  • Tell HMRC about your payroll outsourcing
  • Verifying VAT registration details
  • Reporting concerns about potential compliance issues
  • Reporting concerns about exploitation

As a security business, please ensure you follow HMRC guidance regarding due diligence record keeping for the use of labour providers. Details on due diligence for the use of labour providers can be found on the HMRC website.

Evans Fullerton Security Guarding Ltd Prosecuted for Supplying Unlicensed Guards

Evans Fullerton Security Guarding Ltd Prosecuted For Supplying Unlicensed Guards

On 9 May, at Bristol Magistrates Court, the prosecution of Evans Fullerton Security Guarding Ltd and the director Martin Fullerton, was concluded. This investigation began when our investigators conducted a customer site inspection on 8 December 2015, at the University Technical College in Salisbury.

During this inspection a security operative was discovered working without a licence, an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Mr Fullerton was contacted about the unlicensed security operative employed by the business and on subsequent occasions he then failed to provide the information sought by us. This is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act.

Our Criminal Investigation Team made further enquiries and found that Evans Fullerton Security Guarding Limited had supplied unlicensed security guards under a contract for security services over a twelve month period. Mr Fullerton refused to speak to us so a summons was served on both Mr Fullerton and the company for multiple offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. This included supplying unlicensed security operatives and failing to provide information to us. At the initial hearing in February Mr Fullerton plead a guilty plea to failing to provide information and not guilty pleas to the other matters.

However the court found the Mr Martin Fullerton and the company, Evans Fullerton Security Guarding Limited guilty of all charges. The company, which has a motion for strike off, was fined a nominal amount of 1. Mr Fullerton as director was fined 1,000, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of 100 and instructed to pay the prosecution costs of 8,927.10. The total sentence imposed was therefore 10,027.10. SIA Head of Criminal Investigations, Nathan Salmon, said:

We take all non-compliance very seriously in this case individuals were not only compromised by working alongside unlicensed staff, [they thought that they were paying the correct tax and national insurance but in fact this was not the case.

This has the potential to cause the individuals affected the long term loss of earnings and pension rights .

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

    The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.

    The SIA is also on FacebookEvans Fullerton Security Guarding Ltd Prosecuted For Supplying Unlicensed Guards (Security Industry Authority) and TwitterEvans Fullerton Security Guarding Ltd Prosecuted For Supplying Unlicensed Guards (SIAuk).