SIA Licencing Act and ACS

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The SIA Licencing Act and The ACS (Approved Contractor Scheme)


SIA Licensing

Evensure Management fully supports the Private Security Industry Act of 2001 and SIA Licensing Act and as a result ensures that all of our employees comply with the Act by being appropriately licensed for the roles that they are deployed in. Our clients can therefore be confident that their security teams are fully qualified and competent for the roles for which they are employed.

SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)

Benefits of Using an SIA Approved Contractor

Choosing an SIA Approved Contractor as a supplier for the provision of your contracted security services will help meet your security obligations to your staff, shareholders and other stakeholders.

The benefits of using an Approved Contractor are wide-ranging:

Continuity of Service
Suppliers of security services who are not SIA 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 that have completed their training and are waiting for their SIA Licence application to be approved. Approved Contractors will therefore be able to offer greater flexibility and operational effectiveness when supplying security services.

Best Practice and Continuity of Quality of Service
You can be confident that the employment practices of the supplier (or their sub-contractors) have been assessed in respect of quality and best practice.

Clear Customer Focus and Increased Flexibility
As our client you can expect effective customer-focused procedures in place to overcome any issues that may arise during service delivery. The ACS encourages service customisation, rather than 'off- the-shelf' packages. This will help ensure that the services delivered closely reflect your specific 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.

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