Following a survey released by the BBC on Door Security Operatives and the violence and abuse they face within the workplace, the Night Time Industries Association and United Kingdom Door Security Association call for changing legislation to protect security workers against violence within the workplace with tougher sentencing.
“Door Security staff face an unprecedented level of verbal and physical abuse every night that they work, according to the recent BBC survey, something which no staff member deserves to face within the workplace at any time…These individuals have a very difficult job to do, in many respects a thankless task too many, but an important one none the less as they work tirelessly to keep members of the public safe.
“We are asking Government to consider changing legislation to protect security workers against violence within the workplace with tougher sentencing. These licensed, vetted and trained workers must be given the same support and protection afforded to emergency service workers since 2018.”Michael Kill, CEO NTIA
The role of door security has become even more important to community infrastructure, as a frontline of defence against counter terrorism, anti-social behaviour, harm reduction and woman’s safety at night.