Certificate of Approval information for In-House Crowd Controllers and Bar Staff

Here’s some updated advice from the Authority on In-House Crowd Controllers and Bar Staff.

If you are a crowd controller, you must have a certificate of approval. For example, if you work as a crowd controller for a bar, rather than a private security company, you need a certificate.

If you hold a COA in the class of Crowd Controller you must work for a PSPLA Company Licence holder or PSPLA Individual Licence holder. It is best practice for all bars and restaurants directly employing crowd controllers (door staff) to hold both a Liquor Licence and a PSPLA Company Licence in the class of Crowd Controller.

Bar managers and staff only need a certificate of approval if, as part of their job description, they act as a crowd controller by:

– Screening entry
– Keeping order
– Removing people.

Bar staff who mainly make drinks and clear tables are not crowd controllers, even if they occasionally remove people from the bar.”

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The winter issue of Line of Defence magazine is out now!

In this National Security Conference special issue of Line of Defence, we feature a specially curated collection of articles arising from presentations at the recent National Security Conference hosted by Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Special issue guest editor Dr William Hoverd has brought together a fantastic line-up headlined with an address by Justice Minister and Minister Responsible for the GCSB and NZSIS, Hon Andrew Little.

Among the articles, Dr John Battersby discusses counter terrorism in New Zealand, Dr Bryson Pain explains the expanding role of cyber in national security, Josie Pagani looks at the Pacific Reset, Dr Scott Hauger considers the security implications for New Zealand of climate change, Dr Reuben Steff weighs in on North Korea, and that’s just for starters.

This link is provided to us courtesy of Defsec Media – click here

 

Registrations and Nominations are still open for our Awards Dinner

Registrations and nominations are still open for our Annual Awards Dinner on at Rydges in Queenstown on 14th September 2018.   Come along and enjoy the winter wonderland of Queenstown and help us recognise those in our industry who have shown outstanding service and performance.

Nominations will close on 20th July

Click here to register or nominate someone

 

New Zealand Security Awards Dinner – registrations and nominations open now!

The NZSA Security Industry Awards is on again. This time we are at Rydges in Queenstown!

The awards are an opportunity for the security industry to recognise and promote excellence and outstanding service performance among New Zealand security companies. We are once again being hosted by the gorgeous Kerre McIvor. To register or enter a nomination for this exciting event, please go to the Events Page

Rydges have a special accommodation deal for attendees, but hurry, as they will start releasing rooms back to the public from 14th May.  To take advantage of this offer, click here

Security Officer tragically killed

Our deepest sympathies to the family, work colleagues and employer of the security officer tragically killed after being assaulted whilst on duty last night (2nd May 2018)

This is currently a criminal matter and all focus is correctly on contacting the family and supporting those impacted by the loss.

 

NZSA Team