The Door Supervisor (Event Security) licence is required by all those who provide security services in the Entertainment Area of an event. PSA 39:2014 defines the Entertainment Area as the specific area of a venue where the entertainment or social performance takes place and where the provision of a security service is undertaken by a Door Supervisor (Event Security) provider. The Entertainment Area includes areas where alcohol and food are served.
The Security Guard (Event Security) licence is required by all those who provide security services in the Periphery Area of an event. PSA 39:2014 defines the Periphery Area as the specific area of a venue adjacent to or in the vicinity of the Entertainment Area where the provision of a security service is undertaken by a Security Guard (Event Security) provider. The Periphery Area includes car parks, accommodation areas, venue perimeter and approaches, and any other location not within the Entertainment Area.
PSA31:2014 is the standard required by the PSA for new entrants into the Event Security sector. This standard outlines the procedures and systems which are needed before a company can begin offering services as event security providers. The PSA have issued the standard and the guidelines for certification which are available free of charge from the PSA website. PSA 31 is required for all new entrants into the Event Security sector. PSA 31 is also the standard used for entry into the Security Guarding and Door Supervision sectors.
Once the PSA 31 audit process has been complete, the MSC certificate issued and all other requirements for licensing have been met (see PSA website), the PSA will issue a 2 year license. This is conditional upon having an audit to PSA 39:2014 within 6 Months. The PSA 39 audit includes a visit to an active site, MSC recommend having a PSA 39 audit as soon as a site becomes available.