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Security Industry Authority (SIA)
Approved Contractor Scheme

Why choose the SIA Approved Contractor’s Scheme?

Being an Approved Contractor means that you are part of a scheme which is a universally recognised hallmark of quality for suppliers of private security services. The scheme was introduced to raise the standard of security companies and will put you ahead of your competitors.

We have a 100% success rate in achieving the ACS status on behalf of our customers.

What the SIA say:

“Approved contractors are demonstrably committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means their customers can rest assured that every private security operative deployed on their premises will be working within the law”.

The Approved Contractors’ scheme will demonstrate to your customers and suppliers that your business is running professionally. It proves that you continually strive to improve business processes and that you monitor and control service standards.

Many security companies are not securing contracts with Councils, Local Government, large corporate and construction companies due to a lack of accreditation. This has resulted with smaller unsecured contracts and does not allow them to plan ahead. You don’t want to be excluded for quoting for large contracts and business opportunities because your company does not have this important accreditation.

Your customers can easily distinguish between properly run companies by selecting an Approved Contractor. Your customers will use this accreditation to define who they should use for their security requirements. Being an approved contractor will give your customers peace of mind that you are a professionally run business who looks after its customers and staff.

Achieving the Approved Contractor’s scheme will enable you to secure longer term contracts and plan your long term business.

In addition, by being accredited you are allowed to deploy 15% of your staff while their licences are in progress.

Our team will ‘do the work’ not simply advise you on what is required. This will allow you to carry on running the business while the systems are developed. Our proposal will include:

  • Attend site and ascertain business and support procedures.
  • Produce draft ACS system, tailored to your business and branded with logos and information.
  • Return to site and review the draft system with appropriate management team.
  • Make any amendments to the system.
  • Return to site and run through each procedure with the relevant member of staff and the associated documents/forms. Agree timescales for relevant staff to commence immediate use of the documentation and complete any required documentation such as supplier lists, management action lists, etc.
  • Undertake Pre-assessment of the system to ensure all elements are covered and all are prepared for assessment.
  • 1st day assessment attendance.
  • 12 months telephone support after assessment.

The security services eligible for Approved Contractor status are:

  • BS 7499 Static Site Guarding and Mobile Patrol
  • BS 7960 Door Supervision
  • BS 7858 Security Screening
  • BS 7958 CCTV
  • BS 7872 Cash in Transit
  • BS 7984 Key Holding and Response Services

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