Accreditations

Venture’s policies and procedures have been designed and implemented in line with British Standard codes of practice applicable to the Private Security Industry. With this in mind, we are proud to say that we are accredited under the SIA’s Approved Contractor Scheme and ISO9001:2008 for the provision of Security Guarding, Keyholding, Close Protection and Door Supervision. Venture is one of the UK’s highest performing security contractors with an SIA ACS score of 146, placing us inside the top 10% of all security companies in the whole country.

SIA Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS)

Venture Security holds SIA Approved Contractor status for the provision of Door Supervision, Security Guarding, Keyholding and Close Protection services.

The objective of the SIA's Approved Contractor scheme is to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The scheme is voluntary and was developed in consultation with representatives from across the industry; it only covers those parts of the industry that are regulated by the SIA and the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (as amended). There is a single scheme, with sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria. Visit the SIA's website for more information.

Approved Contractor Scheme Pacesetters

The Approved Contract Scheme Pacesetters membership is made up of Contract Security Guarding Companies who are in the top 15% benchmarking and achievement levels set by the Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Scheme.

To achieve accreditation companies must reach a score of zero and currently the maximum score is +174 points. All members of ACS Pacesetters will have gained a minimum score of +128 during their recent annual inspection by one of the five appointed UKAS inspection bodies.

There are currently 790 Contract Security Guarding Companies who have achieved ACS accreditation, therefore, it is very difficult for the buyers of security services to differentiate between them. The ACS Pacesetters places emphasis on the importance of the annual score, making the tender process for end-users very much simpler. Visit the ACS Pacesetter's website  for more information.

ISO9001:2008

Venture Security is accredited under ISO9001:2008 for the Provision of Security Services including Door Supervision, Static Site Guarding and Mobile Patrols, Keyholding and Alarm Response and Close Protection, together with Security Screening in accordance with BS7960, BS7499, BS7984, BS8507-1 & BS7858.

The ISO 9000 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards. ISO 9001:2008 is the standard that provides a set of consistent requirements for a quality management system, regardless of what the user organisation does, its size, or whether it is in the private or public sector. It is the only standard in the family against which organisations can be certified – although certification is not a compulsory requirement of the standard. Visit the ISO website for more information.

SAFEcontractor

SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with more than 150 major clients and almost 18,000 contractor members.

Registered members with the SAFEcontractor scheme include clients and contractors from a wide range of professional disciplines working within a number of industry sectors.

With its increasing membership and growing profile in the UK, the SAFEcontractor scheme is now used by many large organisations as a way of obtaining competent contractors. Visit their website for more information.

CHAS

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.

Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers. Visit the CHAS website for more information.

Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme

In response to concerns about 'rogue traders' which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services has taken a ground-breaking step by putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme. Visit their website for more information.

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