Home Guarding SIA calls for end user responses to “fundamental” Approved Contractor Scheme Review

SIA calls for end user responses to “fundamental” Approved Contractor Scheme Review

by Brian Sims

As reported in Risk UK’s July edition and on the journal’s website, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is currently in the process of undertaking a ‘fundamental’ review of its Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) to ensure the ACS remains relevant and reflects both new thinking and Best Practice.

The Regulator welcomes the views of buyers of security services, ACS assessing bodies and security industry stakeholders (eg enforcement partners, trade, professional and employer representative bodies). As a stakeholder or buyer of security, this is an excellent opportunity for practising security and risk management professionals to help shape the future of the ACS scheme and drive improvements across the private security industry in general. 

This is a once-in-a-decade review of the ACS. The survey will close on Wednesday 19 July 2017. Readers of Risk UK are urged to click on the following link and complete the survey: www.pyetait.com/ACSReview_BuyerStakeholderSurvey

The SIA is working in partnership with Pye Tait Consulting to undertake the ACS Review.

In addition, a number of discussion groups are running in Edinburgh (26 July), Belfast (1 August), Leeds (4 August) and London (3 and 9 August). These are open to buyers of private security, private security contractors, assessing bodies/assessors, trade bodies, regulatory partners and stakeholders. Interested parties should contact Dr Joanne Harvatt (research manager at Pye Tait Consulting) on (telephone) 01423 509433 for further details.

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