The Approved Contractor Scheme was created by the Security Industry Authority as a way to elevate standards within the industry. It’s a voluntary scheme, so companies don’t need to get accreditation, but it’s in their interests to do so.
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) acts as a non-departmental public body that’s in charge of monitoring and regulating compliance in the security industry within the UK.
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What does the Security Industry Authority do?
The main responsibility of the Security Industry Authority is to provide a SIA licence to individuals who are working in different sectors of the security industry, allowing them to undertake certain tasks within regulations. This is an important role in the security industry due to the sensitive nature of work, and the SIA works according to the Private Security Industry Act 2001.
Prior to the creation of the SIA Licence in 2001, there was not compulsory security compliance measure in place for companies and individuals. The presence of a licencing scheme not only helps the company to hire the right people and be trusted by their clients, but it gives the customer a sense of security when a job is to be carried out.
In the private security industry, it is important to have strict regulations and the Security Industry Authority provides this for companies across the UK. Ensuring that those working within the field are kept in check brings a level of security and safety to the industry and it plays an important role in preventing any accidents or dangerous mistakes from occurring.
Security Industry Authority 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 Security Industry Authority licence or SIA license renewal, we can support with both. Furthermore, we offer support with achieving the SIA ACS accreditation.
How JVR Consultancy helps you achieve SIA ACS accreditation
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 Security Industry Authority 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.
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.
To identify the objectives and benefits that are needed to achieve your desired level of compliance, we offer a FREE, no-obligation Gap Analysis. Our analysis will assess your current systems and documentation. Just start your journey by filling in the form below, and one of our specialists will contact you (typically within one working day) to make arrangements.
The main responsibility of the SIA is to provide licences to individuals who are working in different sectors of the industry, allowing them to undertake certain tasks within regulations. This is an important role in the security industry due to the sensitive nature of work, and the SIA works according to the Private Security Industry Act 2001.
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