Here at JVR Consultancy, we have a reputation as one of the United Kingdom’s most reputable and accomplished compliance advisory consultancies.
A regulatory body for the private security business in the United Kingdom, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is a government-funded organisation. It performs the functions of a non-departmental public body and is critical in the maintenance of compliance in the security industries.
What exactly is a SIA License, and how does it work?
There are two different types of licences offered by the SIA. Each of these organisations plays a critical role in the regulation of persons working in the security industry.
The first kind is for those who are employed in the industry and who require the ability to perform critical functions. Failure to obtain a SIA Licence is a criminal offence, and as a result, obtaining one is a critical first step for anyone working in the security industry. The Front-line licence changes based on the job, and this means that any individual with any employment role in the industry can obtain a SIA Licence UK that is appropriate for them and their needs, regardless of their background or experience. It is appropriate for a variety of roles, including:
- Manned guarding at the entrance
- Providing security guards
- Vehicle immobilisation for close protection
- Surveillance of public places
The Approved Contractor Scheme is the second level of SIA security licence available (ACS). An organisation is evaluated to see whether or not it complies with regulatory criteria. The evaluations are done out by impartial organisations, and these are significant licences to have in your possession. This non-front-line licence is granted to persons who employ those who are engaged in activities that require a licence but are not themselves engaged in such activities.
The SIA collaborates with the United Kingdom Border Agency to guarantee that international workers are permitted to work in the industry.
How to Obtain a Security Industry Authority (SIA) License
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is an integral aspect of the security industry’s infrastructure, and membership is required for anyone wishing to operate in this sector. It is critical to ensure that those who have been entrusted with these tasks stay compliant and safe, and this has been a significant accomplishment since the program’s inception in 2001. Because licences are granted only to the most qualified, physically fit, and ethically responsible personnel, clients may be assured of their safety and security when they choose individuals or organisations to provide security in the United Kingdom.
We provide a free gap analysis of your present policies and procedures, following which we generate a report outlining what you need to do in order to obtain your SIA Licensing. Once this has been determined, JVR Consultancy will negotiate a set price for the completion of all of the work necessary. In addition, we will be there when the SIA conducts the audit to verify that your company receives the accreditation that it seeks to obtain.
Our consultants provide services throughout the United Kingdom. Contact us on 01628 56 52 56 if you require assistance or to schedule your free gap analysis.
SIA License Renewal / SIA Licence Application in the United Kingdom
If you’re ready to begin your road towards obtaining your SIA Licence, please contact us here at JVR Compliance Consultants & Auditors as soon as possible. One of the most skilled and knowledgeable compliance advice firms in the United Kingdom, we are well-known for our work. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. 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, especially during an audit!. 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.
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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