At Select we take our accreditations very seriously and we have consistently scored some of the highest scores in the country on our various audits. We care about Quality.
Security Industry Authority
Select Security (Northwest) Limited holds SIA Approved Contractor Status for the provision of security guarding, door supervision and key holding.
"The ACS standard encompasses all aspects of a security provider's operation. It takes a holistic view of how well and organisation is managed and an approved organisation must demonstrate to an independant assessor, on an annual basis, that it has met defined standards."
The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. It is an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Their mission is to regulate the private security industry effectively; to reduce criminality, raise standards and recognise quality service. Their remit covers Great Britain.
The SIA has two main duties. One is the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities within the private security industry; the other is to manage the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme, which measures private security suppliers against independently assessed criteria.
SIA licensing covers manned guarding (including security guarding, door supervision, close protection, cash and valuables in transit, and public space surveillance using CCTV), key holding and vehicle immobilising. Licensing ensures that private security operatives are ‘fit and proper’ people who are properly trained and qualified to do their job.
The SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme introduced a set of operational and performance standards for suppliers of private security services. Those 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 believes that 'a professional, regulated private security industry has the potential to become a valuable member of the extended police family, helping to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime'.
For more information: http://www.the-sia.org.uk/home/about_sia/
British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
In 2006, the BSIA launched a new corporate identity, using the strap-line ‘Putting security at the top of the agenda’. Its mission includes the creation of a business environment in which the skills and expertise of its members are recognised. It encourages best practice and aims to see the contributions of its members valued by commerce, industry and the community.
The activities of the BSIA are wide ranging and include work on standards and codes of practice, representing the industry to government, helping to promote exports via its Export Council, and promoting and encouraging training. The BSIA publishes a newsletter for its members and a directory of members. It makes available statistics on aggregate turnover and employment by its members and estimates for the sizes of different industry sectors.
The BSIA is active in promoting standards in the manned security market and in contributing its expertise on the matter of regulation.
For more information: http://www.bsia.co.uk/LY8LXF71199