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What is security insurance?

If you’re a self-employed security guard or you run your own security company, business insurance can give you the back-up you need to do your job with confidence.

As a door supervisor, you spend your working life keeping places and people safe. But sometimes you may need protection yourself. Insurance for door supervisors has public liability cover at its core, which can step in if someone claims compensation from you for injury or damage. You can add other covers to your policy too, including cover for legal expenses or business equipment. Compare prices and policy details and get your door supervisor insurance sorted in minutes.

Security InsuranceStart by considering public liability insurance, which can protect you if a member of the public sues you for injury or damage. You can then add other covers to your security guard insurance policy, including employers’ liability cover if you have any staff and buildings insurance if you have business premises.


Buying your security guard insurance policy

  • You can choose a public liability cover limit of between £1 million and £10 million, depending on the level of risk you face
  • Opt to add other covers to your policy, including legal expenses, business equipment, employers’ liability and business buildings insurance
  • The cost of your security guard insurance will depend on a number of factors, including the cover levels you choose and your business details. 
    When you’re buying your policy, check the excess. This is the amount that you’ll have to contribute if you make a claim
  • Simply Business allows you to read the policy documents before you buy. Carefully check the details and call us if you’re not sure about anything


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Security Industry Authority Updates

Security Industry Authority - SIA Update

SIA Update, the Security Industry Authority's newsletter for people with an interest in the private security industry
  • In our April newsletter we promote the Police Scotland ACT counter-terrorism events. We also feature the case of a security director ordered to pay £300,000 from the proceeds of crime, and explain why you shouldn't wear your licence back-to-front.

  • In our March newsletter we remind you of the changes we are making to our Approved Contractor Scheme. We also feature an update on the Home Office review of the SIA and explain why we can suspend your licence.

  • In February's newsletter we share the results of our recent qualifications consultation. We also remind you of the standards of behaviour expected of security operatives and explain why you should follow the instructions in your 'Next Steps' message.

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