The primary motivator for Security Certification in Ireland is the Private Security Authority (PSA). All contractor licenses include a requirement for Security Certification.
The requirement for contractors to meet standards has helped improve the Security Industry within Ireland.
The Mission statement of the Private Security Authority is as follows:
“The Government of Ireland through the Private Security Services Act, 2004, established the Private Security Authority which took up office in that year. It is the aim of the Authority to use the statutory regulation and enforcement powers provided to it to introduce positive, fundamental change in the industry. Our purpose is to instil customer and public confidence in this multi-stranded, multi-faceted business with the introduction, control and management of a comprehensive, standard driven, licensing system for all individuals and companies involved in the industry and to do so in a manner that is sensitive to the needs of the market.”