Security door supervisors now require spiking training

The latest change to guidelines from the Security Industry Authority (SIA) means that door supervisors are now required to undertake training on spiking, effective from 4 March 2024.

Home Secretary, James Cleverly said: “Tackling violence against women and girls is a personal priority for me and this Government has shown time and again that we will continue to keep the public safe.

“Spiking is a perverse crime which can have a lasting impact on victims. Our comprehensive new measures are designed to help police and staff in bars, restaurants, pubs and other premises to protect victims and bring more offenders to justice.”

What should the new training cover?

The learning outcomes for the training should enable learners to:

  • Understand what spiking is
  • Be able to identify visual and non-visual indicators, behaviours, circumstances and symptoms
  • Be able to manage a spiking incident effectively
  • Understand the preventative actions available to you and the venue
Our Objectives - slide from our Preventing and Understanding Spiking resource PowerPoint

Resources for SFJ Awards centres providing security training

We are proactively providing our centres with resources to assist training providers in adapting to this change.

Centres offering our security qualifications can access these documents on Odyssey now – go to ‘Resources’ then ‘Documents’ and download the Preventing and Understanding Spiking PowerPoint.

First slide from our Preventing and Understanding Spiking resource PowerPoint

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