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Dublin 1 secures 100% PSA rating

The Dublin 1 area got a 100 per cent thumbs-up from the Private Security Authority recently when PSA inspectors in conjunction with An Garda Síochána carried out inspections of door supervisor (licensed premises) services in Dublin 1 and 2 to ensure that only PSA-licensed premises are operating and that individuals are wearing a clearly visible identity badge as legally required.

The PSA found all contractors providing door supervisory services to be licensed and each of the individual doormen wore the required ID badge.

However in Dublin 2, the PSA found that only 97 per cent of individuals working as door supervisors were licensed and only 64 per cent of those licensed were wearing ID.  The PSA therefore issued sanctions against those found to be non-compliant with the legislation and regulations which underpin licensing.

Some 1,717 people are licensed to provide Door Supervision in Dublin with 7,810 licensed to provide Security Guarding.  A further 668 individuals are licensed to work in both sectors.  Nationally there are 6,183 door supervisors, 16,563 security guards and 2,671 licensed to work in both sectors.

PSA Chief Executive Geraldine Larkin welcomed the findings in the Dublin 1 area but said the compliance rate among individuals wearing the identity badge as legally required was very disappointing in the Dublin 2 area.  She said that while the Authority will issue sanctions to those found to be non-compliant with the legislation, inspectors will re-visit any location where non-compliance is found and those found not wearing their ID badge or not in possession of their licence will have their licence suspended.

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