Updated to 18 November 2022 (Act No. 37 of 2022 and S.I. No. 590 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-5 28 October 2004 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 685 of 2004), art. 2
Ss. 6-12 28 October 2004 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 685 of 2004), art. 2
Ss. 13-16 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 17-20 28 October 2004 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 685 of 2004), art. 2
Ss. 21-28 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 29-33 1 April 2006 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) (Sections 29 to 33, 35 and 37 (Part)) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 151 of 2006), art. 3(a)
S. 34 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
S. 35 1 April 2006 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) (Sections 29 to 33, 35 and 37 (Part)) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 151 of 2006), art. 3(a)
S. 36 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
S. 37 as respects security services defined in s. 2(1), the definition of “security service”, other than security services listed below in respect of which the section is specifically commenced Not yet commenced.  Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 37 as respects a security guard (monitoring centre), who as a security guard monitors security equipment which consists of a continuously manned remote centre to which information concerning the status of one or more alarm or cctv systems is reported 1 June 2018 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 56 of 2018), art. 2
S. 37 as respects a private security employer or independent contractor who provides a security service as a locksmith 1 February 2017 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 344 of 2016), art. 2
S. 37 as respects a private security employer or an independent contractor who provides a security service as a private investigator 1 November 2015 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 194 of 2015), art. 2
S. 37 as respects a private security employer or an independent contractor who provides a security service as a (a) security guard (alarm monitoring), (b) security guard (cctv monitoring) 1 November 2014 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 191 of 2014), art. 3
S. 37 as respects as respects a private security employer or an independent contractor who provides a security service as a (a) door supervisor (event security), (b) security guard (event security) 1 November 2014 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 303 of 2014)
S. 37 as respects a private security employer or an independent contractor who (a) installs, maintains, repairs or services access control security equipment, (b) installs, maintains, repairs or services cctv security equipment, (c) maintains, repairs or services intruder alarms. 1 October 2012 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 145 of 2012), art. 3
S. 37 in so far as it refers to a provider of protected forms of transport referred to in s. 2(1), definition of “security service”, paragraph (f) 1 December 2008 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 497 of 2008), art. 2
S. 37 for the purposes of its application in relation to an installer (intruder alarm), or a security guard (monitoring centre), within the meaning of the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 834 of 2005). 1 August 2006 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Section 37 (Part)) (Commencement) (No.2) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 436 of 2006), art. 2
S. 37 for the purposes of its application in relation to a door supervisor (licensed premises) or security guard (static). 1 April 2007 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) (Section 37) (Part) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 306 of 2007), art. 3
S. 37 in relation to a door supervisor (licensed premises), or a security guard (static), within the meaning of the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 834 of 2005). 1 April 2006 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) (Sections 29 to 33, 35 and 37 (Part)) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 151 of 2006), art. 3(b)
S. 38-41 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 42-47 Not yet commenced; requires commencement order under s. 1(2) 
Ss. 48-52 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
Sch. 1 28 October 2004 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 685 of 2004), art. 2
Sch. 2 3 October 2005 Private Security Services Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 637 of 2005), art. 2
Sch. 3  See s. 43. 

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in collectively cited Private Security Services Acts 19/2021, s. 8(2)
  23/2011, s. 1(2)
Category of licence prescribed S.I. No. 484 of 2012, regs. 2, 4
Fees prescribed S.I. No. 293 of 2013, regs. 2(1), 4, 5 and schs. 1 & 2
  S.I. No. 484 of 2012, regs. 2, 6(2)(b), 6(3)(a), 7
Form specified for declaration of cash-in-transit training S.I. No. 484 of 2012, regs. 2, 6(1) & schedule
Form specified for entry in Register under S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 8, sch. 5
Form specified for identity card under S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 7, sch. 4
Form specified for licence under S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 5, sch. 2
  S.I. No. 836 of 2005, regs. 2, 4, sch.
Form specified for temporary licence under S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 6, sch. 3
Requirement for licence imposed S.I. No. 484 of 2012, regs. 2, 5
Trans. of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 480 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(a), schedule
  S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 2(1) amended 19/2021, ss. 2(1)(a), 8(3)
  23/2011, ss. 1(10) & 6
S. 2(1)(h) amended 19/2021, ss. 2(1)(b)(i), 8(3)
S. 2(1)(i) inserted 19/2021, ss. 2(1)(b)(ii), 8(3)
S. 3(e) amended 19/2021, ss. 3(a), 8(3)
S. 3(f) amended 19/2021, ss. 3(b), 8(3)
S. 3(g) inserted 19/2021, ss. 3(c), 8(3)
S. 10(2), (3) (a) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 12 defined benefit scheme under section excluded from application of Pensions Act 1990, part III S.I. No. 279 of 2002, reg. 11 and sch. part 1
S. 12 defined benefit scheme under section excluded from application of Pensions Act 1990, part IV  S.I. No. 419 of 1993
S. 14(1) substit. 23/2011, s. 7(a)
S. 14(3) ins. 23/2011, s. 7(b)
S. 17(2) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 97 and schedule, pt. 1, item 37
S. 18(1) am. 23/2011, s. 8
S. 19 functions transferred S.I. No. 480 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(a), schedule
S. 21(2) categories of persons prescribed S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 4
S. 21(3)(ab) ins. 23/2011, s. 9(a)
S. 21(4)(a) am. 23/2011, s. 9(b)
S. 22(3)(b)(i) am. 23/2011, s. 10
S. 23(1) am. 23/2011, s. 11(a)
S. 23(2) substit. 23/2011, s. 11(b)
S. 23(3A) ins. 23/2011, s. 11(c)
S. 26(1) substituted 19/2021, ss. 4, 8(3)
S. 27A ins. 23/2011, ss. 1(10), 12
S. 30 categories of persons prescribed S.I. No. 332 of 2009, regs. 2, 4 and sch. 1
S. 31 fee prescribed S.I. No. 152 of 2011, regs. 2 & 3
S. 33 particulars to be included in register S.I. No. 19 of 2008, regs. 2, 6
  S.I. No. 856 of 2007, regs. 2, 6
  S.I. No. 836 of 2005, regs. 2, 5
S. 33(3) substituted 19/2021, ss. 5, 8(3)
S. 33(6) repealed 19/2021, ss. 7(b), 8(3)
S. 33(7) repealed 19/2021, ss. 7(c), 8(3)
S. 36(1) applied S.I. No. 152 of 2006, regs. 2, 9, 10
S. 37(1) am. 23/2011, s. 13
S. 37(1) exemption S.I. No. 873 of 2007, art. 3
S. 39(1) applied S.I. No. 153 of 2006, regs. 2, 5
S. 39(2) applied S.I. No. 153 of 2006, regs. 2, 4
S. 48(1)(b) amended 19/2021, ss. 6(a), 8(3)
S. 48(1)(c) amended 19/2021, ss. 6(b), 8(3)
S. 48(1)(d) inserted 19/2021, ss. 6(c), 8(3)
S. 48(6) ins. 23/2011, s. 14
S. 51 form specified for licence under S.I. No. 631 of 2016, regs. 2, 4, 5
  S.I. No. 484 of 2012, regs. 2, 6(1) & schedule
  S.I. No. 147 of 2012, regs. 2, 3 & sch. 1, pt. 1, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 51(2) categories of licences, fee and standards prescribed S.I. No. 54 of 2018, regs. 2, 4-6
  S.I. No. 343 of 2016, regs. 2, 4-6
  S.I. No. 195 of 2015, regs. 2, 4-6
  S.I. No. 302 of 2014, regs. 2, 4-6
S. 51(2)(g) substit. 23/2011, s. 15(a)
S. 51(2A) ins. 23/2011, s. 15(b)
S. 51(2B) ins. 23/2011, s. 15(b)
Sch. 1 para. 4(2) functions transferred S.I. No. 480 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(a), schedule
Sch. 2, par. 14(1) am. 23/2011, s. 16(a)(i)
Sch. 2, par. 14(1)(d) am. 23/2011, s. 16(a)(ii)
Sch. 2, par. 14(1)(e) del. 23/2011, s. 16(a)(iii)
Sch. 2, par. 14(4) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(b)
Sch. 2, par. 14(5)(b) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(c)
Sch. 2, par. 15(1)(d) am. 23/2011, s. 16(d)
Sch. 2, par. 15(4) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(e)
Sch. 2, par. 16(2)(b) am. 23/2011, s. 16(f)
Sch. 2, par. 18 del. 23/2011, s. 16(g)
Sch. 2, par. 19(1) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(h)(i)
Sch. 2, par. 19(2) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(h)(ii)
Sch. 2, par. 20 del. 23/2011, s. 16(i)
Sch. 2, par. 21(1) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(j)(i)
Sch. 2, par. 21(2) am. 23/2011, s. 16(j)(ii)
Sch. 2, par. 21(3) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(j)(iii)
Sch. 2, par. 21(4) am. 23/2011, s. 16(j)(iv)
Sch. 2, par. 21(6)(c) substit. 23/2011, s. 16(j)(v)
Sch. 2, par. 22 am. 23/2011, s. 16(k)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3(2) Private Security (Exemption) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 873 of 2007)
S. 30 Private Security (Identity Badge) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 332 of 2009)
S. 51 Private Security (Licensing and Qualifications) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 574 of 2022)
  Private Security (Security Guard Temporary Licence) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 573 of 2022)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 299 of 2022)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Cash In Transit) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 322 of 2018)
  Private Security (Licensing and Training) (Security Guard (Monitoring Centre)) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 54 of 2018)
  Private Security (Licensing and Training)(Provider of Protected Forms of Transport)(Cash-In-Transit) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 631 of 2016)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Locksmith) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 343 of 2016)
  Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 362 of 2015)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 195 of 2015)
  Private Security (Refund of Fees) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 67 of 2015)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Cash In Transit) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 537 of 2014)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Event Security) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 302 of 2014)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Security Guard Monitoring) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 190 of 2014)
  Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 293 of 2013)
  Private Security (Licensing and Training) (Provider of Protected Forms of Transport) (Cash-in-Transit) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 484 of 2012)
  Private Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 147 of 2012)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 144 of 2012)
  Private Security (Duplicate Licence and Identity Card Fee) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 152 of 2011)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 419 of 2009)
  Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 19 of 2008)
  Private Security (Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 858 of 2007)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Cash in Transit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 857 of 2007)
  Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 856 of 2007)
  Private Security (License Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 704 of 2006)
  Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 470 of 2006)
  Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 469 of 2006)
  Private Security (Licensing and Qualifications) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 468 of 2006)
  Private Security (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 153 of 2006)
  Private Security (Forms, Surrender of Licence and Offence Notification) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 152 of 2006)
  Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 836 of 2005)
  Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 835 of 2005)
  Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 834 of 2005)