The security market is highly competitive so whatever your business can do to stand above the rest should form part of your business growth plan. The Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme (SIA ACS) is the recognised standard for organisations operating within the private security sector. The standard is built upon widely recognised business improvement models (including ISO 9001 and the European Foundation for Quality Management Excellence Model). The scheme also draws upon Investors in People and includes relevant British Standards. As such the ACS stands out as having especially comprehensive good practice criteria.

Whilst the scheme is entirely voluntary, many security companies are finding that existing and potential clients are requiring security service providers to be SIA ACS approved.

Being approved to SIA ACS…

  • Demonstrates that your service has been independently assessed against recognised standards and that security personnel have been properly trained for the role they will perform
  • Provides a competitive edge over others in the market and gives confidence in the quality of service you will provide
  • Gives you free entry to the SIA Register of Approved Contractors