SIA Approved Contractor Status (ACS) For Regency Guarding and Events

Sun 2nd May 2021

Regency Guarding and Events, part of the Regency Security Group is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the SIA approved contractor status (ACS).

The Approved Contractor Scheme provides a recognised hallmark of quality within the private security industry. To gain the award the SIA assessed 78 different areas of the business including staff training, financial management and the company’s health and safety policies.

Conor Powers, Regency Guarding and Events CEO said, “the Approved Contractor Scheme provides a recognised hallmark of quality within the private security industry and we are delighted and extremely proud to have received it. Our commitment to service quality and people is vital to the success of our client portfolio.”

Although there are many business benefits to be gained by achieving the ACS standard, its main purpose is to “protect the public and maintain and improve standards in the private security industry”.

The latest update to the ACS standard includes streamlining the scoring system – which is recorded at each annual third-party assessment year-on-year to measure an organisation’s performance and improvement – and realigning some of the main headings, which are more conducive to the security industry. The seven headings, that businesses are being audited to under the current standard, include:

  1. Strategy
  2. Service-delivery
  3. Commercial relationship management
  4. Financial management
  5. Resources
  6. People
  7. Leadership

Achieving SIA ACS status is an effective way for security firms to demonstrate that they are offering a quality service that can be trusted by operating ethically, legally, and employing licensed trained staff who have been security screened.

The SIA ACS standard is not only helping the SIA fulfil its main objective of protecting the general public, but it also providing confidence to all stakeholders, e.g. customers, consumers, the police force, and end users, that they are dealing with a highly professional security firm.

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