Introduction of Approved Contractor Scheme

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Following public consultation during the autumn of last year and pressure from Security Industry Authority groups, the UK Government has decided to introduce an Approved Contractor Scheme for the private security industry.

The main aim of this new scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist all members of the private security industry to develop new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the CCTV industry.

There is still a lot of detail to be worked through, but so far it has been determined that CCTV companies approved under the scheme will be permitted to deploy a small proportion of their security personnel who are not yet licensed but have completed training and have an application pending.

From 20 March 2006 SIA licences will be legally required for security personnel (supplied under contract) working in public space surveillance CCTV, among others.

The Approved Contractor Scheme is a process intended to offer companies the opportunity to both simplify their licensing and to save money. The ACS process demonstrates that a company is competent, well-managed and able to deliver a quality service.

CCTV Surveillance Ltd has a number of accreditations and certifications including:

  • BSIA accreditation
  • ISO 9001
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • CPD certification

By achieving certification and accreditation standards, we have confidence in the knowledge that our systems are working efficiently and meet international standards of excellence.

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