25 November 2019
The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) consultation on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector has provoked a positive response from approved companies and labour providers.
NSI has welcomed the positive comment on the draft Code which will help to shape its direction and implementation.
Margaret Durr, Head of Field Operations (Services) said: “I would like to thank all of those who took the time to review the Code and share their views. These views are valuable to ensure the new Code will provide buyers with an assurance their security guarding providers are of a suitable standard, operate as responsible employers and so minimise the security risk associated with labour provision (sometimes referred to as agency labour).
“Over-extended labour supply chains and lack of professionalism amongst labour providers risk infiltration of rogue labour, damaging the quality of service provided, and bringing the industry into disrepute. This Code will help shield NSI approved companies and their clients from those risks, and contribute to the safety and security of the public.”
NSI is currently reviewing all comments and amendments will be made where appropriate.
The new Code of Practice will come into effect in early 2020.