Understand the changes that are happening to the NSW Security Industry Act that will commence on the 1st of June 2023 with Cameron Smith, Director of Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED.
Key changes include:
- merging of the current Unarmed Guard and Crowd Controller licence subclasses into a single Security Officer subclass.
- creation of a new Cash-in-Transit Guard subclass
amendments to the definition of crowd controller and inclusion of additional places where the activity occurs through a new relevant place definition.
- increased penalties for certain offences to better reflect the comparative seriousness of each offence.
- tightening of visa requirements for licensing purposes.
- authority to publish details of licence revocations and offences against the Security Industry Act and regulations via the SLED website and Facebook page.
- new offences for obstructing enforcement officers.
- new provisions that prevent unsuitable persons being employed in prescribed work in the security industry.
- authority for individuals who hold a Master licence to carry on class 2B (Security Seller) activities and remove the need to also hold a separate class 2B licence.