The BSIA works closely with Government to ensure that the views and concerns of its members are taken into account in the drawing up of legislation, and in subsequent amendments and clarification.
The regulation of the security guarding industry through the Private Security Industry Act followed over a decade of BSIA lobbying. The Association was delighted to see this come to fruition.
The BSIA has also been heavily involved in interpreting and seeking clarification on the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act. This legislation has a significant impact in areas such as CCTV and information destruction.
Social legislation has also been very much to the fore in recent years. In relation to the working time regulations for example, the BSIA has sought to ensure that its members have an in-depth understanding of how clauses affect their type of businesses.
While lobbying Government to ensure that members do not face unreasonable burdens in a demanding commercial environment, we have also undertaken educational programmes so that clients understand the importance of good working conditions and pay rates in attaining a high quality service.
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