The Private Security Authority (PSA) has said that, with effect from 1st February 2017, contractors providing security services as a locksmith will require a PSA licence. The PSA, an independent statutory body under the aegis of the Department of Justice and Equality have responsibility for licensing and regulating the private security industry. In addition, only those licensed by the PSA will be able to advertise or represent themselves as a licensed Locksmith. It will also be an offence for a person to engage or employ an unlicensed Locksmith.
An information note on the legislation is available from the PSA by clicking here.
Of particular interest to members is what is not licensable. The following do not require a licence:
Further information is available from Jim Copeland on 087 6671361 or by email.