Axis Security, the specialist provider of bespoke security services, has achieved the highest Security Industry Authority (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) audit score in the company’s history, increasing by two points to reach what the business refers to as an “outstanding” total of 173 out of a possible 174.
The “near perfect” score is attributed to Axis Security’s continued investment in employee training and career development, its approach to officer recruitment, innovative uses of technology for improving communication and security officer efficiency and a commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Setting this result in context, back in 2009 (when the senior management team re-launched the Axis Security business), the company had an ACS score of just 46. The latest audit score of 173 places Axis Security within the Top 5% of SIA Approved Contractors and, believes the business, inside the Top 1% in the country.
David Mundell, managing director of Axis Security, stated that the ACS scheme is about furthering professionalism across the industry. “There are 89 criteria designed to question the norm and raise standards, helping us to deliver safer and more secure environments,” observed Mundell in conversation with Risk UK. “Our success in this audit is the end result of a year-long commitment involving evidence gathering, visits to our offices and sites and in-depth interviews with our personnel. My sincere thanks go to all those who contributed towards this fantastic result.”
Axis Security has also achieved the new ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems standard, demonstrating the company’s commitment to compliance and the achievement of industry-leading standards.