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Door Mass Sign-up

One of Scotland’s largest door supervisor suppliers, Option 1 Security, has enrolled 179 of its staff as members of BII, a trade body for licensed retail.

Staff recruitment and retention are priorities for Option 1, in a climate where quality door supervisors are sought after. Russel sees BII membership as a credible addition to his employee offering.

BII’s new door supervisor membership category offers professional status, nationally-recognised qualifications and information on legislation and other matters affecting the industry. It gives access to:Discounts on

o Professional liability insurance and person accident insurance
o BCP airport parking and AA breakdown cover
o BUPA health insurance
o Security clothing, footwear and equipment
o Radios and earpieces
· FREE legal helpline
· FREE financial helpline

Blueprint Training Solutions, a subsidiary of Option 1 Security, has been approved to deliver qualifications from BII’s awarding body BIIAB since 2005. What’s more, Russel himself sits on the council of BII Scotland so he is very familiar with the business benefits of being involved with BII.

Russel said of his mass sign-up: “Option 1 was the first Scottish security company operating in the leisure sector to become an SIA [Security Industry Authority] approved contractor. We’ve always been one step ahead and I see giving BII membership to our door supervisors as continuing our commitment to quality and professionalism.

“Membership offers each of our staff the pride, recognition and professional status they deserve for doing what is an extremely demanding and, at times, dangerous job.”

BII door supervisor membership is available in two categories. The basic requirement for either category is passing the Level 2 National Certificate for Door Supervisors or National Certificate for Door Supervisors (Scotland).

Categories and costs are as follows:
Graduate Door Supervisor (no SIA badge) – £39 + VAT with no joining fee
Associate Door Supervisor (with SIA badge) – £39 + VAT plus £25 + VAT joining fee

For more information on membership or qualifications, call 0800 783 9794/5, email


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