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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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SIA launches consultation on skills specifications for licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is launching a consultation which will help to determine the content of the next generation of licence-linked qualifications for the private security industry. The consultation will run for four weeks concluding on 26 October. It’s...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Door supervisor who stole identity to apply for SIA licence given suspended sentence for fraud

On Monday 3 September at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Moses Oshunkoya was sentenced for fraud, having pleaded guilty on 20 August after using a stolen identity to apply for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Oshunkoya had used a stolen identity to apply for a door...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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HMRC and Security Industry Authority join forces on MoU to clamp down on tax fraud

HMRC and the Security Industry Authority (SIA) have agreed on a new partnership specifically designed to tackle incidents of tax fraud in the private security industry. Both organisations have been working together to identify problems in the sector, including businesses abusing...
Posted On 12 Jul 2018
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Ward Security achieves company’s highest independent ACS audit score to date

National security company Ward Security has achieved the business’ highest ever score of 171 out of a possible 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible for regulating the private security...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
Max Linneman and Margaret Durr of the NSI
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National Security Inspectorate re-appointed by Regulator as ACS assessment body

Subject to contract, from 1 April 2017 the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been re-appointed as an assessing body for the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) and as a provider of a ‘Passport’ route to ACS compliance. As...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
Kevin Ward: managing director at Ward Security
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Ward Security increases portfolio of work within dedicated facilities management sector

Ward Security has enjoyed “a successful August” during which the company secured over £670,000 of additional business and further increased its portfolio of work within the dedicated facilities management sector. Kevin Ward, managing director of Ward Security,...
Posted On 07 Sep 2016
One of CIS Security’s officers on site at The St Botolph Building in the Aldgate area of the City of London
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CIS Security achieves best ever score and Best Practice plaudits in wake of latest SIA ACS audit process

London-based guarding solutions specialist CIS Security has been awarded 170 points out of a possible 174 in its latest Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) audit, duly placing the business in the Top 1% of security companies operating within the UK. CIS Security has gone from...
Posted On 18 May 2016
Ward Security's managing director Kevin Ward (left) and David Ward (CEO of Ward Security Holdings Ltd)
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Ward Security maintains high audit score for SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme

National security company Ward Security remains among the Top 2% of Government-approved security providers in the UK after achieving a score of 167 out of 174 in an independent audit conducted on behalf of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – the organisation responsible...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
Elizabeth France: chairman of the Security Industry Authority
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Regulator publishes findings of Equality and Diversity Survey for the private security sector

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) recently commissioned independent research to help underpin and inform a better understanding of employment profiles, patterns and barriers for women, ethnic minorities and any other individuals that share protected characteristics in the...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
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