SIA Approved Contractor Scheme

Pro-Tec are an Approved Contractor with the SIA (Security Industry Authority).

Why should you only use an ACS approved Security company?

To gain ACS Accreditation a company must pass an annual 3 day assessment covering the following 8 areas:

  • Business Strategy
  • Company Processes
  • Commercial Relationship Management
  • Finance
  • Resources
  • People / Employees / Screening & Vetting
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

The following quotes below are taken from the Security Industry Authority website, answering what the benefits of using an ACS contractor are:

“As quoted from the Security Industry Authority website – www.sia.gov.uk”

 
 

Contractor

Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.

Choosing an ACS accredited supplier for the provision of your contract security services will help you to meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The benefits of using an Approved Contractor are wide-ranging and briefly summarised below.

 
 

Continuity of Service

Suppliers of security services who are not Approved Contractors are only able to deploy staff that physically hold a valid SIA licence; to do otherwise is a criminal offence.

Approved Contractors could be given special dispensation to deploy staff who have completed their training and are waiting for their SIA licence application to be processed.

Approved Contractors will therefore be able to offer greater flexibility and operational effectiveness when supplying security services.

 

Best Practice and Continuity of Quality

You can be confident that the employment practices of the supplier have been extensively assessed in respect of quality and best practice. Should the Approved Contractor sub-contract, you can be assured that they will only do so to other SIA Approved Contractors, thereby maintaining the integrity of your security supply. Clear Customer Focus and Increased Flexibility

You can expect effective customer-focused procedures in place to overcome any issues that arise in service delivery. The ACS Standard encourages service customisation, rather than ‘off-the-shelf’ packages. This will help ensure that the services delivered more closely reflect your precise requirements.Leadership and Innovation

The ACS is a progressive quality initiative. It’s also a voluntary scheme. You can expect accredited providers to be highly responsive to change and swift to adopt new methods and best practices.

 

The Extended Police Family

The status of the ACS is recognised by the police and offers the potential for enhanced working relationships. The aim is to provide practical benefits through ‘joined-up’ police, business and community initiatives.