Aviation security: securing an exemption from SIA licensing

Correspondence on securing an exemption from Security Industry Authority (SIA) licencing for certain staff.

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Correspondence on securing an exemption from the requirement of certain avaition security staff to obtain a Security Industry Authority licence

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The department’s correspondence of 5 March 2012 to the aviation security industry clarifies the requirement for certain personnel employed, under contract, in roles outside the airport security restricted area to be vetted to ‘background check’ status, and thus to have successfully completed a criminal records check. Achieving compliance in this area is necessary in order for aviation security staff to be exempted from the requirement to obtain a Security Industry Authority licence.

Published 26 March 2012