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Legal requirements

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If you operate as a security provider, you must observe several laws and regulations.

Mandatory fingerprinting
All security providers must be fingerprinted. Fingerprints are held for as long as your security licence is current.

Revalidation training
Licensed bodyguards and crowd controllers are required to repeat certain training courses every three years, to keep up to date with the latest techniques.

Firm membership of an association
Security firms in Queensland must be a member of an approved security industry association.

Requirements for an approved security industry association
A security industry association that accepts security firms as members must be an approved association in order for the firm´s membership to be recognised for licensing purposes.

Fair Trading inspectors may conduct random checks to ensure you are complying with the law. You can also report inappropriate or unlicensed activity.

Restricted licences
Security providers on restricted licences must be supervised.

Security provider register
Security firms must keep a register of their licensed employees.

Crowd controller register
Licensed premises must keep a register of crowd controllers on duty and incident reports. For unlicensed premises, it is the security firm that must keep the register.

Identification requirements
Crowd controllers must wear venue issued identification while on duty.

Carrying weapons
Security provider licences do not cover carrying weapons.

Last reviewed 01/07/2011

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