The Security Industry Authority (SIA), is an organisation that regulates the private security industry in the UK. It acts as a non-departmental public body and is instrumental in the upkeep of compliance in the security industry.
What is a SIA License?
The SIA provides two different types of licence. Each of these perform an important role in regulating those within the security industry.
The first type is for individuals working in the industry and this allows them to carry out important jobs. Failure to have a SIA Licence is a criminal offence and as such, this is an important step for those working in this field. The Front-line licence changes depending on the job, and this means that any individual with any job role in the field can get a SIA Licence UK that is suited to them and their needs. It fits with many roles including:
- Door staff
- Manned guarding
- Security guarding
- Close protection
- Vehicle immobilising
- Public space surveillance
The second type of SIA security licence is Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS). This assesses a company to ensure they abide by regulatory standards. The assessments are carried out by independent bodies and these are important licences to have. This non-front-line licence is given out to those who are employing others who engage in activities that require a licence.
The SIA works with the UK border agency to ensure that international individuals have a right to work within the industry.
How to get a SIA License
The SIA is an important part of the security industry’s infrastructure and it is compulsory for anyone who wants to work in this field. Ensuring that those who are given these responsibilities remain compliant and safe is crucial, and has made a huge difference since its instrumentation in 2001. Only the best qualified, fit, and responsible individuals are approved for licences and this ensures that clients feel safe and secure when they hire individuals or companies for security in the UK.
We carry out a free gap analysis on your current policies and procedures and produce a report highlighting what you require to achieve your SIA Licence. 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.
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If you’re ready to begin your journey towards getting your SIA Licence, then be sure to get in touch with us here at JVR Compliance Consultants & Auditors. We’re recognised as one of the most accomplished and expert compliance advisory consultancies in the UK. You’re in safe hands when you work with us.
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.
Managing Director at JVR Consultancy, Steven Sandhu, is passionate and committed to supporting his clients within their chosen Compliance accreditation. With over 15 years of experience across multiple compliance industries, Steven prides himself on delivering 100% accreditation success for his clients, mixed with a passion for providing excellence by understanding the goals and the needs of his clients’ businesses. All this, combined with his strong breadth of skills and knowledge by routinely researching industry requirements changes and introducing new regulated requirements
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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