Approved Contractor Benchmarking

Our Approved Contractor Scheme provides a framework for businesses in the private security industry to improve their standards. It encourages approved contractors to compare their performance with that of other businesses within and outside of the private security industry.

Approved contractors assess their performance against 87 indicators of achievement. The overall 'pass mark' is zero and the maximum overall score that can be achieved is 174.

Note: Businesses approved through the Passport route don't have to submit scores, so the information below relates solely to those businesses who chose the Standard route to approval.

We update this page on a quarterly basis. The figures shown below relate to the period 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Approved Contractor Scores

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Median Score by Size of Company

'Median' is one type of measuring an average in the set of scores. It is measured by arranging the scores in order from the smallest to the largest and then selecting the middle score.

Size of Organisation Licensable Staff Median Score
Micro Up to 10 32
Small 11 to 25 58
Medium 26 to 250 84
Large Over 250 146