The SIA Approved Contractor Scheme gives your organisation the opportunity to distinguish itself as one of the best providers of private security services in the UK.
Becoming an approved contractor also offers valuable operational advantages: your company could get special dispensation to deploy security staff while their licence applications are being processed.
The benefits that the SIA Approved Contractor Scheme can deliver to buyers of private security services is widely communicated to local authorities, government departments and the commercial sector. There is also a Register of SIA Approved Contractors for buyers to refer to via the internet and telephone when selecting suppliers. You will be given copies of the ACS brochure to give to your customers, prospects and employees to explain the benefits of working with an SIA approved contractor.
As an approved contractor, you could be given special dispensation to deploy security staff while their licence applications are being processed. This will help you to achieve greater flexibility and improved management of operational costs. Licence dispensation cannot be used on assignments working with children or vulnerable adults.
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Further Benefits of ACS Accreditation
Once accredited, your company will be able to display the approved contractor plaque and certificate in your reception or boardroom.
You will also be able to add the accreditation mark to your stationery, vehicle livery and website. You'll be able to buy extra certified copies of your ACS certificate to include in your new business proposals, or supply to existing clients to demonstrate your status.
When you display the ACS accreditation mark, you will reassure your customers, prospects and employees that they've chosen to work with one of the very best security providers in the business.
ACS accreditation may even be something to use in your negotiations with your commercial insurance providers.