The QAIHT Scheme aims to
ensure that in-house training courses provided by security companies are properly run and
the standard of training of these courses maintained. The Security and Guarding
Services Industry Authority (the Authority) announced on 14
September 2004 its endorsement of the QAIHT Scheme as another scheme for quality
With effect from 1 October 2004, an applicant for Category A, B and/or C Security
Personnel Permit (SPP) who has sat and passed a course-end examination,
within 1 year before submitting his/her application, of a QAIHT course is deemed to have
met the criterion of "Proficiency in Security Work" for issuing an SPP.
Unlike those who have successfully completed a course under the Quality Assurance System
for Recognition Scheme, he will not be granted a three-year exemption for basic training
if he joins another licensed company.
To meet the requirements of the QAIHT Scheme, a QAIHT course must be provided by a
licensed security company authorized to provide Type I and/or II security work. That
licensed company must have been previously inspected by the Security Companies Inspection
Unit (SCIU) of the Hong Kong Police Force and found to have fully met the
criteria to provide in-house training. Licensed companies that are not required to
contract out their training will come under the QAIHT Scheme.
The Authority has recently reviewed the administrative requirement of the QAIHT Scheme and
announced on 30 August 2006 its endorsement of the revised QAIHT Scheme. The
revised Scheme will take effect from 1 September 2006
More information of the QAIHT Scheme can be found below:
The above information is also available at the Secretariat office of the
Authority (Room 813, 8/F, Kowloon East Government Offices, 12 Lei Yue Mun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon). For enquiries, please call SCIU at 2860 5111 or the Authority at 2801
6482 or 2801 6293.
30 August 2006