Strategy and Standards Group

Following the 2008 ACS review we set up an industry-wide group to identify good practice in the private security industry, and to consider whether this should be incorporated into the ACS standard. The group meets quarterly and the outcomes feed into subsequent annual reviews.

The eleventh meeting was held on 8 November 2012 and the minutes from that meeting are available below. Please e-mail us if you would like the minutes from any of the group's previous meetings.

The objectives of the group are:

  • To identify and agree private security industry good practice including performance benchmarks.
  • To propose changes to the ACS standard or associated procedures particularly where this may enhance protection of the public through raising standards.
  • To consider different stakeholder interests and emerging trends relevant to the ACS standard.
  • To consider the impact of proposed changes to the standard on different stakeholder groups including new ACS applicants and new market entrants.

The group's success factors include ensuring:

  • The ACS continues to be accessible to organisations of differing size and complexity.
  • Industry leaders and other stakeholders actively promote the ACS as the vehicle for improving standards.
  • Significant changes to the ACS are championed by the industry, enabling rapid implementation.
  • Greater stakeholder awareness of the ACS.

In December 2010 a Strategy and Standards sub-group was created. This sub-group focuses on matters relating to the door supervisor sector.