S.I. No. 195/2015 - Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015.

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S.I. No. 195/2015 - Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 15th May, 2015.
The Private Security Authority, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 51 (as amended by section 15 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (No. 23 of 2011)) of the Private Security Services Act 2004 (No.12 of 2004), with the consent of the Minister of Justice and Equality, hereby makes the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015.
2. These Regulations come into operation on 1st November 2015.
3. In these Regulations—
“appropriate fee” means the fee applicable to the category of licence concerned standing prescribed for the time being by regulations made under section 51 of the Private Security Services Act 2004 ;
“licence” means a licence of a category prescribed under Regulation 4;
4. Private investigator licence is prescribed as a category of licence which may be granted by the Authority to a private security employer or an independent contractor.
5. An application for a licence prescribed by Regulation 4 shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
6. PSA Licensing Requirements — Private Investigator (PSA 42: 2015) is prescribed as the standard to be observed in the provision of a security service by a private investigator licensee.
7. The Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012 ( S.I. No.144 of 2012 ) are amended—
(a) by the substitution of the following for Regulation 4
“(1) The following are prescribed as categories of licenses which may be granted by the Authority to a private security employer or an independent contractor—
(a) door supervisor (licensed premises) licence,
(b) door supervisor (event security),
(c) installer of security equipment (access control) licence,
(d) installer of security equipment (cctv) licence,
(e) installer of security equipment (installation and maintenance of intruder alarm) licence,
(f) maintainer of security equipment (intruder alarm) licence,
(g) private investigator
(h) security guard (alarm monitoring) licence,
(i) security guard (cctv monitoring) licence,
(j) security guard (event security)
(k) security guard (static) licence.”
(b) by the substitution of the following for Table 1 of Regulation 5(1)
(1) Reference Number
(2) Category of Licencee
(3) Standard
1
door supervisor (licensed premises)
PSA Licensing Requirements — Door Supervision and Security Guarding (PSA 28:2013)
2
door supervisor (event security)
PSA Licensing Requirements — Event Security (PSA 39:2014)
3
installer of security equipment (access control)
SR 40:2005 Electronic Security Services — Intruder Alarm, Access Control and CCTV Systems
4
installer of security equipment (cctv)
SR 40:2005 Electronic Security Services — Intruder Alarm, Access Control and CCTV SystemsPSA 2006:12 Requirements for CCTV Installation
5
installer of security equipment (installation and maintenance of intruder alarm)
SR 40:2005 Electronic Security Services — Intruder Alarm, Access Control and CCTV SystemsIS EN 50131-1:2006 Alarm Systems — Intrusion and hold-up systems — Part 1:System RequirementsIS CLC/TS 50131-7:2003 Alarm Systems — Intrusion Systems — Part 7: Application GuidelinesorIS CLC/TS 50131-7:2008 Alarm Systems — Intrusion Systems — Part 7: Application Guidelines
6
maintainer of security equipment (intruder alarm)
SR 40:2005 Electronic Security Services — Intruder Alarm, Access Control and CCTV SystemsPSA/IAS/MS&R/2011 Requirements for Intruder Alarm Maintenance, Repair and Service
7
private investigator
PSA Licensing Requirements — Private Investigator (PSA 42:2015)
8
security guard (alarm monitoring)
PSA Licensing Requirements — CCTV Monitoring and Alarm Monitoring Centres (PSA 33:2014)
9
security guard (cctv monitoring)
PSA Licensing Requirements — CCTV Monitoring and Alarm Monitoring Centres (PSA 33:2014)
10
security guard (event security)
PSA Licensing Requirements — Event Security (PSA 39:2014)
11
security guard (static)
PSA Licensing Requirements — Door Supervision and Security Guarding (PSA 28:2013)
The Minister for Justice and Equality consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
27 April 2015.
FRANCES FITZGERALD,
Minister for Justice and Equality.
GIVEN under the seal of the Private Security Authority,
14 May 2015.
NOEL LAPPIN,
Chairperson.
PAUL SCALLAN,
Chief Executive.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
The Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015 provides for the Private Security Authority (PSA) to commence licensing, from 1 November 2015, private security employers and independent contractors who engage in the provision of private investigation services.
These regulations also prescribe the standards which private investigators will need to comply with when providing such services, i.e PSA Licensing Requirements — Private Investigator (PSA 42:2015).

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