Please be informed that pursuant to section 6(1)(b)(iii) of the Security and Guarding Services Ordinance, the Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority (the Authority) has revised the “Matters to which the Security and Guarding Services Industry Authority shall have regard when determining an application for a security company licence (“the Matters”).
One amendment has been made to “the Matters” in this amendment exercise. Item(I)(m) of “the Matters” specifies that, if a security employee cannot produce a valid certificate of a training course accepted by the Authority which was issued to him/her within 3 years at the time he/she joins the company, the relevant licensed security company is required to arrange such employee to undergo and pass an initial basic security training of not less than 16 hours, regardless of previous working experience. The Authority has now decided to extend the validity period of the relevant certificate for exemption from 3 years to 5 years. The revised “Matters” have been published in the Government Gazette (G.N. 953) on 24 February 2012 and have taken effect from the day on which the notice is published in the Gazette.
The said Government Gazette is available at the homepage of the Government Logistics Department – “eGazette” (http://www.gld.gov.hk). You may also view and download the revised “Matters” from the Authority’s homepage:
http://www.sb.gov.hk/eng/links/sgsia/scl.htm (for English); and
http://www.sb.gov.hk/chi/links/sgsia/scl.htm (for Chinese)
For enquiries, please call the Authority’s Secretariat at 2801 6482 or 2801 6293.
24 February 2012