Security Industry Authority (SIA)

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) regulates the private security industry in the UK

CHAS was created in 1997 by health and safety professionals to improve the overall health and safety standards across the UK.​ Once you have become CHAS certified, you must be audited annually to achieve and maintain your HSE’s Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) standard.

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The SIA offer two licenses:

The first is the licensing of individuals in the private security industry. With this licensing, private security companies are able to hire only those who are qualified and fully trained.

The second is the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) which assesses companies with independent criteria. With ACS, supplier companies abide by a core set of standards. Once accredited, companies achieve the Approved Contractor status. This independent accreditation is made available for purchasers to ensure the company’s commitment to quality.

JVR Consultancy offer your company all the support which is required to obtain any of the SIA accreditations mentioned above. Whether you are looking to obtain a new SIA licence or renew your current licence, we can support with both. Furthermore, we offer support with achieving the SIA ACS accreditation.

How JVR Consultancy helps you achieve SIA ACS accreditaton

We carry out a free gap analysis on your current policies and procedures and produce a report highlighting what you require to achieve any of the SIA accreditations. Once this has been established, JVR Consultancy will arrange a fixed price to carry out all the work required. In addition, we will be in attendance when the audit is carried out by the SIA to ensure that your company achieves the desired accreditation.

Our consultants cover the whole of the UK. For support or to arrange your free gap analysis, contact us on 01628 56 52 56.

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Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR

JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.

Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.

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