To achieve SIA ACS (Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor Status) accreditation companies must reach the required minimum achievement level for all indicators in the Self Assessment Workbook (SAW). The maximum score now achievable is +145 points.
Based on the ACS scores published on the SIA website, with effect from 1st April 2023 companies audited against the current SAW will require a score of +106 to place them in the top 15% of all SIA ACS accredited contract security companies and make them eligible to join The ACS Pacesetters.
There are currently approximately 760 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.
In restricting membership of the ACS Pacesetters to the top 15% of SIA approved security companies, approximately 120 organisations are eligible to join. These companies, both national and regional, have proved they are market leaders in the security guarding industry and are therefore capable of providing an excellent standard of service to their clients and a high degree of care for their employees. As a client, it makes sense to include companies in the top 15% of the ACS scoring system when compiling your tender list.
On 23 February Karvan Nawaz was prosecuted at Oxford Magistrates’ Court for submitting a fraudulent document to the Security Industry Authority (SIA). Nawaz was prosecuted for fraud by false representation under section 2 of the Fraud Act 2006 and sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. […]
If your company has an ACS score of +106, why miss out on the commercial advantages of The ACS Pacesetters membership?