The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an organization responsible for regulating the Private SIA Security Industry. It is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary and it was established in 2001.
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 outlines a system for the statutory regulations for the Private Security Industry.
The SIA has two main responsibilities; the first one is the compulsory licensing of individuals working within the specific sector of the Private Security Industry. The second is to measure the Approved Contractor Scheme; this is designed to measure the Private Security Companies against a set of independently assessed criteria.
The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme introduced a set of Operational & Performance Standards for Companies who provide security service. This is a voluntary scheme and the Companies who choose to apply for the Approved Contractor status must meet the set standards before achieving the “ACS” status award.
Guardforce Security Services is proud to have achieved our Approved Contractor status from the SIA in August 2006.
In order to maintain our ACS status for the provision of security guarding and Key holding services, our company is visited for audit of these procedures on an annual basis.