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New SIA first aid requirements for door supervisors

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recently changed its rules regarding first aid training for door supervisors and other security professionals.


The SIA now insists that professionals working in the security industry must have been trained in many aspects of practical first aid such as CPR, the application of a tourniquet, treating burns and eye injuries, catastrophic bleeding and packing of wounds.


The SIA also stipulates that all door supervisors and other professionals must be assessed face to face by an organisation which is regulated by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA, a voluntary aid society, or a training provider delivering a programme that meets HSE requirements for delivery of EFAW or FAW.

How can I get an SIA first aid licence?

The best way to keep up to date with the new SIA requirements is by taking a one-day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course with Authentic Training.


The one-day course is especially tailored to meet all the first aid requirements for the SIA.


We will take you through all of the new requirements, from treating burns and eye injuries to application of a tourniquet and haemostatic dressings. You will also learn how to deal with catastrophic bleeding, how to pack wounds, how to treat minor injuries, cuts, grazes, bruises, non-catastrophic bleeding, minor burns and scalds. You will also be taught how to assess an incident and the best way to manage an unresponsive casualty.


We run the one-day EFAW course at our purpose-built training centre in Kirkby, Liverpool on a variety of days, and if you are booking as a group we are happy to come out to a location of your choice during the day or in the evening.


The one-day course is priced at just £115 for individuals and under £42 per person for groups, depending on the number of people taking part.

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Why you can trust Authentic Training for your SIA first aid licence training

SIA first aid for door supervisor

Authentic Training is a long-established training provider specialising in First Aid. We’re registered with OFQUAL and our Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) course is fully accredited on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) at Level 3.


We’ve not just sprung up out of nowhere; we provide First Aid courses all year round and our courses more than meet the new SIA first aid rules for door supervisors and security professionals.


Many customers like using Authentic Training because of our flexibility. We are happy to deliver the courses in our training centre in Kirkby, Merseyside, where you’ll find lots of parking space and we’ll provide refreshments throughout the day.

We are also happy to visit your place of work or a venue close to you. We understand that different people have different demands on their time, so we are more than happy to carry out the training in the daytime or in the evening –  whichever is most convenient for you.

What else does SIA first aid top up training need to include?

Whether you’re a door supervisor or a different kind of security professional, the SIA now demands you be trained in:


  • CPR
  • The application of a tourniquet and haemostatic dressings
  • Treating burns
  • Treating eye injuries
  • Dealing with catastrophic bleeding
  • Packing of wounds
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Treating minor injuries, cuts, grazes and bruises
  • Dealing with non-catastrophic bleeding
  • Minor burns and scalds

The one-day course with Authentic Training covers all these areas, in addition to first aid basics like defibrillation, placing victims in the recovery position, and dealing with choking, seizures and shock.

Beyond SIA requirements: Full First Aid at work (FAW) training

Authentic Training also offers a three-day course in First Aid, which goes beyond the SIA first aid requirements for door supervisors, but gives a complete grounding in first aid.

You will be taught by experienced, qualified professionals and the three-day course mixes practical and theory work in a fun way to ensure you won’t be bored.

The learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of the Resuscitation Council (UK) and the Assessment Principles for Regulated First Aid Qualifications Best of all, you will come out of the course with a a qualification that is part of the QA First Aid suite.

The course covers:

  • The role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Assessing an incident
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Recovery Position
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Choking
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shock
  • Head & Spinal Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Sprains, strains and dislocations
  • Minor injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Eye injuries

Our training centre in Kirkby has lots of parking spaces and the three-day First Aid at Work course, with large discounts available for group bookings.We can also deliver the course at your office or a different venue which is more suitable for you.