Requirements for employees
New requirements for security clearances came into effect on 1 February 2020 for employees of security-sensitive authority holders who have unsupervised access to explosives.
'Unsupervised access' means they have access to an explosive other than in the presence, and under the direct supervision (i.e. within continuous direction and observation), of a person who holds a security clearance. Find out more about what is meant by unsupervised access.
Transitional provisions may apply to your existing employees (see table below).
Some employees may be exempt from needing security clearances.
Security clearance requirements for employees of security-sensitive authority holders
|New employee||Employed after 1 February 2020|
|Existing employee||Employed before 1 February 2020|