check on Burnham-On-Sea door staff uncovers illegal worker
investigators have this week joined local police in carrying out
a check of door
staff working at pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea and Brean.
operation was conducted after police received tip-offs that door
staff were working illegally in the area.
pubs and clubs in our area were visited and eight door supervisors
were inspected. Seven were found to be working legally with valid
Security Industry Authority licences like the one pictured here.
person, however, was found to be working with an expired licence
and is due to be interviewed further. Action may also be taken
against the employee's manager for employing the unlicensed door
Cartlidge, an Security
Industry Authority Head of Investigation, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We were happy to support the police during this intelligence-led
operation and action
will now be taken against those found flouting the law."
supervisors must renew their SIA licence in good time before the
old one expires there is no grace period between licences.
There will be further operations to ensure venues and door staff
in the area are operating legally."
Neighbourhood Sergeant Ian Kennett added: "It is reassuring
to know that the majority of door staff were working within the
law and I know from experience that local door staff and licensees
work closely with us and do a good job. I am determined to make
our communities safer and by working in partnership with the SIA
and other agencies to raise the standard of management in licensed
premises, I believe we will succeed."
law, all door supervisors must hold a valid SIA licence and display
this at all times while working. If they are employed directly
by a venue as a staff member, rather than through a contractor,
the manager must also hold a licence.