PSIRA stands for Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority.
This organisation’s responsibility is to ensure that that standard of the security sector is maintained throughout all the different registered Security Companies in South Africa.
If you want to operate any business within the private security industry, you must register your business with PSIRA. You also must get the appropriate security grading (there are various) for your staff, any members, directors, partners, trustees or managers.
PSIRA ensures that there is a level of safety for you, your partners and your employees – and importantly, for your clients. PSIRA’s compulsory paperwork stops fly-by-night security companies from trading or offering sub-par, unsafe or unethical products or services that may pose potential safety risks.
Consumers, employers and employees need to have basic standard they can rely on, as Security in South Africa is not risk-free.