The Approved Contractor Scheme audit was carried out between 31st July and 2nd August, with Guardforce Security Services Ltd scoring 116 marks – out of a possible 145 – which places them in the Top 10 percent of security guarding companies in the UK.
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is an independent organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. One of the SIA’s main duties is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS), which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria. During the most recent assessment, from 1st April 2019 until 30th June 2019, approved contractors were assessed against 78 indicators of achievement.
Mick Iqbal, chief executive officer, Guardforce Security Services Ltd said, “The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme provides a framework for businesses in the private security industry to measure, maintain and improve their standards.We have a magnificent and highly motivated team at Guardforce Security Services Ltd. They have worked extremely hard, and I am immensely proud of our ACS achievement which positions us as one of the best security guarding companies in the UK.”
The objective of the SIA’s Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry. It encourages approved contractors to compare their performance with that of other businesses within, and outside of the private security industry.
The SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme introduced a set of operational and performance standards for suppliers of private security services. The organisations that meet these standards are awarded Approved Contractor status. This accreditation provides purchasers of private security services with independent proof of a contractor’s commitment to quality.
The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme provides Guardforce Security Services Ltd with the opportunity to distinguish itself as one of the best providers of private security services in the UK.
As of 31st July 2019, the total number of SIA approved contractors was 861.
Choosing an ACS accredited supplier such as Guardforce Security Services Ltd for the provision of contract security services will help a business meet security obligations to staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Approved contractors are committed to customer service and the compulsory licensing of their staff. This means customers can rest assured that Guardforce Security Services Ltd will be actively working to provide continuity of service and quality, customer focus, and leadership and innovation.