PSA proscribes employer-issued doormen ID
The PSA recently issued revised requirements for the wearing of identity badges while on door duty at venues.
The new notice gives clear instructions to individuals working in the door supervisor, security guarding and cash-in-transit sectors on the requirements that must be followed by them while on duty.
From last July only PSA-issued permits may be used as an identity card.
The new requirements include the following
identity cards must be clearly visible at all times
the licence number and photograph must be displayed at all times
the licence card must be displayed on the upper body (above the stomach and below the neck). Doormen cannot wear the PSA licence card on their belt
members of the public can take a written note of a doorman’s licence number and the doorman should not prevent them from doing so. However the doorman should not hand over the licence card to them
identity cards should not be hidden inside jackets, jumpers, behind ties or be obstructed from view in any way. Similarly, reversing the cards so that the licence number and photograph are not displayed is also not permitted.
If doormen are found to be in breach of the requirements the PSA will take action against that licence.
And if doormen are found in breach of the requirements on more than one occasion within a 12-month period the PSA may suspend or revoke that licence altogether.
If a doorman’s licence is suspended or revoked, that person may not provide a security service.